|We all have
to start somewhere.
Here some pictures of my trees when I was a beginner in the early
eighties. Only three or four of those trees are still around
today. Some died, some where stolen in 1992, but most I became
uninterested in and sold to other bonsai enthusiasts.
In addition to horticultural skills and a feel for shape and proportion,
the development of bonsai takes time. Horticultural skills can be
learned, and a feel for shape and proportion can be developed by
intensive study of successful bonsai and trees in nature. Time,
on the other hand, will have to be allowed to run its course. Since
it can't be speeded up, it's important to make best use of it.