Today I know plenty of techniques, how to prune, how to fertilize, how to develop a tree from raw form, how to keep them healthy and growing i.e. and am still learning. Secondly the land to discover that seems endlessly open is the aesthetics and appreciation of bonsai as art. We all (most of us I guess) are flabbergasted when watching a stunning aged Juniper with dramatic deadwood and nicely arranged foliage pads. But how about the small things, the less intrusive and silent expressions of bonsai? The fine and graceful maple, the flowering small Shohin Potentilla.