|Plethera Of Bonsai Tools|
Tools For The Beginner Bonsai Enthusiast
Getting started with bonsai can be a confusing and daunting process when trying to invest wisely in tools.
There are some nice tools out there and some crossover tools that can be used between different hobbies that can help to defray the initial investment to the bonsai hobbyist before actually committing to really expensive tools.
|Start bonsai from cuttings|
The most expensive investment in the bonsai hobby is the plant. If the groundwork isn't made through much patience and perseverance by starting bonsai from found plants, cuttings and seeds then paying for the bonsai can be quite expensive. The benefits of starting from seed and cuttings is that the initial plant is very pliable and easily shaped. There is much more control over the final outcome.
By using found plants, you can cut down time and fear of mistakes by using plants that have established trunks. For this option, you kind of have to go along with what's there and put on the creative hat for making the best of what you have.
|Stainless Steel Honey Sieve|
For the planted tank enthusiast, many of the tools used in
|Stainless Steel Aquarium Tools|
Less Expensive Starter Tools
|Carbon Steel Leaf Cutters|
The next investment was to buy something to trim off the
|Concave and Knob Clippers|
|Root and sod cutter|
|Bonsai Wound Cut Paste|
Using a cut paste is also debatable, depending on what you believe is artistic and interesting in the finished bonsai. Some like it, some don't. There is also debate over whether it is really healthy for the bonsai tree to have the wound covered at all.
|Pond Baskets For Bonsai Training|
|Mixed Size Bonsai Wire|
This is also a recent purchase because Bellatrix will be ready for some bonsai training this fall. We have some jewelry wire around the house, but I'm not sure if I will be using that instead of the bonsai wire as some metals may not be good for some trees.
This concludes the list of bonsai tools we will be keeping in our arsenal as beginning bonsai hobbyists. Keep an eye out for the bonsai diary updates, where we start from seeds, seedlings and cuttings to start our backyard orchard of edible imperial bonsai trees.
Here is a video putting it all together: