Are you interested in growing bonsai but find you are on a tight budget? The good news is that you can find numerous species of discount trees, enjoying the art without breaking the bank. Many times, people think that buying a discount bonsai tree means the tree is sickly. The truth is that today, because our hobby is getting so popular, you can find a number of discount resources, meaning you get a strong, healthy tree at a fraction of the normal cost!
There are many topics of bonsai that it is necessary to research. Most people in the West merely want a nicely designed tree that is suitable for their climate and has certain leaf colors and flower or fruit specifications. But there is a bit more symbolism in Japanese bonsai. (Just as there is symbolism in western flowers, that most lay people don't know about.)
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Bonsai cultivators acquire these trees in different ways - either by using methods such as cuttings, air layering, and grafting which utilize already existing trees, or by purchasing seeds for planting. Now, any long-time reader of my newsletter will tell you that I'm not a big fan of beginners (or even more advanced hobbyists) starting their trees from seed. These days, there are simply too many other inexpensive options out there for starting a new specimen, to include starting a tree from a cutting. Having said that, it is a frequently asked question; so let's cover the basics.
If you were interested in trying your hand at bonsai, the first thing you need to do is get your hands on some excellent resources pertaining to soil, fertilizer, water, pots, and so on. In addition, you want to set yourself up for success from the beginning by choosing the right type of tree.
To help get you started, we have provided information on some great considerations for your first bonsai tree.