Free flow of quality information is key to the progression of bonsai!
While I do not work for free in person, information on the proper styling and after-care of plants is necessary to keep your trees alive. Background on why we do certain things when training bonsai can also shed a great deal of light on this art form. My goal with this blog is to meet others interested or heavily addicted to bonsai and share some of my experiences while I study at Kouka-en in Osaka, Japan.
If you search hard enough on the internet, you can find out pretty much anything. However, who do you listen to? My feeling is, photos validate claims. Do you trust the guy who heard about it, or the one documenting the process and the aftermath? The proof is in the pudding. With technological advances happening daily, I feel it’s time to embrace this interconnected lifestyle and put the hard-earned facts of modern bonsai artists and insights from horticulture professionals out there. With a firm knowledge base, the sky is the limit for true artistic expression.
Face to face instruction should never be discounted. A great deal of bonsai work is not only visual, but tactile. The feel for proper technique must be gained over time with qualified teachers. I strongly support the concept of study groups that meet regularly. The best bonsai in the world are worked on a little at a time over the course of the year and I hope to work with you one day soon.