Welcome to the Wikibooks guide to Bonsai, the art of miniature trees in pots. Creating bonsai involves artistic skills, akin to sculpture and painting: bonsai design. Caring for bonsai involves the science and skill of keeping potted trees healthy and growing: bonsai horticulture.
The aim of this book is to provide everything a beginner needs to know about to get started in bonsai, from selecting trees, to caring for trees, to potting and repotting trees, to styling trees, to displaying trees.
Introduction to bonsai edit
Getting started in bonsai edit
Non-traditional bonsai edit
- Growing any species of tree as a bonsai
- Similar gardening practices including: penjing, saikei and hòn non bộ
Bonsai horticulture edit
Bonsai design edit
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