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Prairie State Bonsai Society
www.prairiestatebonsai.com

Event:
The Art of Bonsai
September 21-22
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle
www.mortonarb.org

Tips:

Research:
Buy a book about bonsai and conduct research on the internet.

Start at the beginning:
Don’t buy the most expensive tools or materials to begin with. Start with a set of beginning bonsai scissors.

Learn from others:
Take a class, such as the Prairie State Bonsai Society workshops available at our show at the Morton Arboretum. Join a bonsai club and benefit from other members experience.

Stay positive:
Don’t get discouraged if your first tree does not survive.  Remember this is a learning process.  Even bonsai masters have trees that die.

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