By Tammy Sons
A bonsai is a miniature form of bigger trees and plants that are grown in pots and containers. They are great to look at and are created with a lot of care and technique. If you have never planted a Bonsai or are planning to start with it, it would be helpful to know that it requires a lot of patience and time. Most of the people go to a shop and buy Bonsai plants for their homes, but the real pleasure is in actually turning a plant into Bonsai on your own.
You can create your bonsai by cutting and pruning with a specific technique. In the beginning, you would require a lot of plants to work upon, and it might take several years actually to make your bonsai plant. Before starting off, you need to take a few plants and picture how would you like your Bonsai to be. Do not start off by pruning it as soon as you buy the plants. You should be able to visualize what you want by finding its trunk line and then you can start with its pruning. You should start slowly because a real bonsai plant would take years of care and technique in pruning, styling and nourishing. It is also recommended not to directly start working on the roots of the plant as you may kill it if you do not recognize the main root of the plant. It will take some time to recognize the roots which have to be worked upon.
There is so much of care and time that goes into creating a bonsai that a good bonsai can even sell for thousands of dollars in the markets. Practicing and learning more about bonsai plants would help you to get the perfect bonsai. There are many books and magazines available that provide detailed information about creating a bonsai. You can refer to these books and do some research before planning to create bonsai plants.
Buy plants in bulk from a nursery and start working on them. You will require a lot of time and plants to master your skills and turn a plant into a bonsai.