Bonsai can be obtained in a number of ways. A bonsai from a dealer may seem an expensive option, however you will be buying much more than just a tree. You will find someone to talk to if you have a problem. Most dealers run classes for beginners and indeed some organise workshops run by internationally known figures in the world of bonsai. These courses are of great benifit if you want to take your knowledge that little bit further. Bonsai dealers will also be able to put you in touch with any local group. You should also bear in mind that the price tag on the tree reflects the time that someone has put into creating it and indeed if the tree is imported will reflect the shipping charge and any costs incurred while the tree is in quarantine.
However the most enjoyable aspect of Bonsai is to see a tree that you have created on show.
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