Tip of the Week     #7

Welcome to our next installment of  “Tips Of The Week”.

This feature is for the benefit of visitors to this site, I would be happy to hear from you if there is something you would like to see covered here in future weeks. Please direct your E-mail to Paul@bonsaiofbrooklyn.com

If your topic is chosen, please let me know if I should include your first name, last name, city, E-mail address or no acknowledgement.

Interested in past articles? There's a list at the bottom of the page.

There are few hobbies that can give the satisfaction, tranquility and pleasure that cultivating bonsai can. The problem, however, is that the more you learn about growing bonsai, the more you'll realize how little you currently know. If you are satisfied with your level of knowledge, you will cease to improve, and so will your collection. This weeks article deals with ways to hone your skills.

There are many sources of information available. Books are published for every skill level. Magazines such as "Bonsai Today" provide a tremendous source of learning centuries old techniques that will help you reach the "next level". Instructional videos deal with many topics. Bonsai societies and clubs can be found in most cities. Forums and chat rooms abound on the internet. If you have the thirst for knowledge, there are limitless sources of learning just waiting for you.

One piece of advice. Everyone has his or her own way of doing things. Because it works for me in Brooklyn, New York in a private house doesn't mean it will work for someone in Miami who lives in a condo. Be a sponge. Absorb everything, but take nothing as the gospel. Use what works for you in your situation. There are methods to do things that will amaze you. You have the ability to improve your skills dramatically, you just need the desire to do so.

Interested in past articles? Click for your choice below.

#1-Things to do in the spring

#2-Forest Plantings

#3-Planning a trimming schedule

#4-Trimming Japanese Maples (And other trees with opposing Buds)

#5-Trimming Chinese Elms (And other trees with alternating Buds)

#6-Trimming Conifers (Such as Pine, Juniper and Cypress)

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