Our dependence on being connected and always-on has created a mindset for instantaneous results and our lifestyles have suffered as a consequence. In this increasingly technological world, we have lost our appreciation for nature, distancing ourselves from tranquil and mindful activities. If you are drifting towards this point then stop - reconnect - and discover - what is generally known as the art of bonsai. Whether you live in a city apartment or urban townhouse, it is not difficult to embrace this art form. A form of art and garden that captures the same alluring and essential force which you find when looking at Impressionist art or at the flowering of a Persian silk bonsai tree (Pink Siris - Albizia julibrissin) as on the cover of this ebook. As you read this ebook, you will discover that growing bonsai trees does not require a big backyard and you won’t need to invest a lot of spare time or money, unless of course you want too. My book contains a number of original photographs and is enhanced when read in conjunction with an extensive photo library of saplings to trees at it's associated web site, venatorscribe dot com. Due to ePub file limitations I cannot produce a full book of photos without busting the 10MB limit. When referenced to my web site, this book provides extensive detail and descriptive notes on the practices involved in developing your own sapling nursery, and ultimately shaping your own bonsai trees. The standard topics of Pruning, Wiring, Repotting, Soils and Watering are all discussed in individual chapters of this book along with associated topics related to Moss Gardening, Growing indoors and Winterizing techniques. Additionally I have provided two bonus chapters. In the first I have discussed how you can integrate the principles of Biodiversity into your sapling and bonsai garden to help you naturally combat insects and fungal pests. In the second I have addressed the thorny subject of Balcony planting and provided some general bonsai survival techniques. To obtain full enjoyment out of Bonsai & Balcony from saplings to trees, I encourage you to follow the techniques and guidelines within this book and enjoy the mindfulness that comes from developing your own sapling and bonsai collection. I hope you get as much fun and relaxation out this topic as I do. And remember to envision what you will be remembered for as it is your passion for the art of bonsai that will be remembered by all who have known you.