How to Grow Bonsai Tree
Strive for flowing form when shaping bonsai. Visualize the overall theme and try to get a three-dimensional effect.
Remember to select the front, back, and sides of your bonsai before pruning, and don’t forget to examine the roots that will influence the growth of these areas.
Use your pruning shears judiciously to make changes that benefit your bonsai. Fine adjustments are made by wiring, bending, and thinning (removal of branches).
Examine the general form of the tree and note whether it is straight or twisted.
Match the potential of a tree to the style that fits it best. emember that a badly designed bonsai will not grow well.