Everything I need to know about bonsai trees, I learned from the Karate Kid movies in the 1980s. Well, turns out I didn't learn nearly enough from Mr. Miyagi and Daniel-San, so I recommend this kit instead. Just read the easy-to-follow instructions and you'll soon have four trees in the works - Jacaranda Mimosifolia, Pinus Aristata, Ficus Religiosa, and Picea Mariana. They're the easiest trees to grow, so this kit is perfect for beginning gardeners. No other tools are needed.