Ryan's Bonsaiclopedia

          Many complex topics in bonsai require years of experience to fully understand. The objective of my Encyclopedia of Bonsai or "Bonsaiclopedia" is to cut down on that time for you so that any beginner can carry out important operations on your bonsai with more confidence. Some techniques I describe will also cater to more intermediate and advanced readers. I am aware that on many topics, I am probably not the first bonsai artist to attempt to explain these issues, but I hope I can consolidate a library of other online resources here that will be useful to you all in a unique way. If there is a topic you'd like to see me explain and analyze next, comment below or let me know directly!

Topic idea list:
  1. Where do bonsai come from?
  2. Repotting & Root Pruning
    1. When to Repot
    2. Repotting Basics
  3. Pruning
    1. Clip and Grow Basics
    2. Trunk/Branch Taper Basics
    3. Ramification Basics
    4. Double Flush Pine Pruning (eg Japanese Black Pines)
    5. Single Flush Pine Pruning (eg Japanese White Pines)
    6. Other Conifer Basics
    7. Deciduous Basics
  4. Wiring
    1. Wire Types
    2. Wiring Basics
    3. Dewiring Basics
  5. Fertilizer Basics
  6. Winter Preparations
  7. Growing Indoors/Tropicals
  8. Carving Basics
    1. Carving on Softwoods
    2. Carving on Hardwoods
  9. Growing From Seed
    1. Bonsai Seed Myths
    2. Years 0-2 Growing Plan
    3. Growing Thicker Trunks
    4. Transitioning to branch development
  10. Collecting & Transplanting
    1. How to Get Permits
    2. How to Scout Land Online
    3. What to Look for in Wild Trees on the Ground
    4. How to Safely Transplant
    5. How to Ensure Recovery
      1. Timeline for Styling
  11. Bonsai Group Plantings
  12. Phoenix Graft/Tanuki Basics
  13. Pot Pairing Basics
  14. Suiseki Basics
  15. Kusamono Basics
  16. Fromal Bonsai Display Basics
  17. Bonsai Glossary
P.S. Shoutout to my friend Tiffany who came up with the "Bonsaiclopedia" name! 

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