Learn how to make a Shohin sized Bonsai from a young Pine! In this article and video we show you how to prune, wire and repot a Pine of about 8 years old.
Bonsai can be created in many different ways, from seeds (which would take at least 5 years before you can start working on your tree) or buying a ready-made Bonsai in an online store. Another way is to purchase nursery stock (from a Bonsai retailer or garden center if you are lucky) that has Bonsai potential. By applying techniques like pruning, wiring and repotting you can turn that nursery stock into a nice looking Bonsai tree!
In this article we show the steps we took to make a Bonsai from a relatively young Pine - but a pine with great potential and hence a price tag of around $50 USD.