Bonsai Resources

Japanese White Pine Bonsai Tree Poster
Japanese White Pine Bonsai Tree Poster
by CoryDean

 

I attended a Bonsai class and had a lot of fun learning about these beautiful miniature trees and the art of creating Bonsai. Bonsai are basically small trees or shrubs that are planted in table top size containers and pruned into beautiful shapes. The idea is to be in a zen state while shaping your fledgling into  the desired shape and to create a visually stunning miniature tree.

Pine Bonsai Poster
Pine Bonsai Poster
by CoryDean

 

Last time I tried my hand at Bonsai it was not very Zen like for me, because the whole thing ended up dying on me and looked nothing like these lovely trees. Thus the class and tons of resources for future reference.

Bonsai Resources:

Web sites General Information:

Bonsai Site  and Bonsai Community of Bonsai Nut

Recommended Books:

The Bonsai Workshop (Herb Gustafson) * Practical Bonsai Projects: Create 23 Superb Trees Step-by-Step (Ken Norman) * The Bonsai Art of Kimura (volume I)

Bonsai Nurseries in the Los Angeles Area:

* House of Bonsai 5214 Palo Verde Ave Lakewood, CA 90713 (562) 804-6888 

* Chikugo-En (310) 323-4011 18110 S Western Ave Gardena, CA 90248 

* Marumiya Bonsai Nursery 16819 So. Normandie Ave. Gardena, California 90247-5435 

* Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery 1905 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025 Neighborhood: West Los Angeles (310) 473-5444 

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Kimura Bonsai Nursery

17230 Roscoe Blvd Northridge, CA 

Other ways to experience Bonsai 

Take a Bonsai class/workshop 

Go to a Bonsai Convention 

Join a Bonsai Club

Bonsai Tree Pillow
Bonsai Tree Pillow
by JaneBucciArtist

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