What are bonsai trees? They are miniature replicas of larger trees that may be a source of beauty in your own garden for decades. Bonsai trees are different in styles and size and these miniature trees can hook everybody. However to create your own trees may be rather difficult before you look for information and learn how to do it. Due to computers and the internet we have access to various information on Bonsai trees, but the best way to learn everything about these miniature trees is to talk to someone in forums. This way you will converse with people who have done it before and can give you some useful tips. So before you create your own Bonsai, you should talk and read to get more necessary information.
What is the history of the term and this phenomenon in general? Bonsai is the Japanese term and it is translated as ‘tray planting’ (bon sai), but Vietnam and China have similar culture traditions. Bonsai is a form of art and its intent is for decoration and contemplation. This culture phenomenon has a long history and its learning will give you possibility to know what Bonsai trees are traditionally and how you may apply it to your own lifestyle and home décor.
How to select a plant correctly? The source where you get the material on Bonsai trees is very important. You should know that growing a plant from seed is not the normal practice, because it takes much time to reach a mature look to the tree. One more important moment of selection is in what environment your Bonsai tree will be grown. It applies to plants for outdoor display but you should keep it in mind for indoor trees too. The strong recommendation is to look at your local nursery for starter material for your first tree, and when you clarify the process of growing a Bonsai tree, you can find your own source material.
Style and size of a container is another important aspect for the display of the Bonsai tree. The container must have holes in the bottom part to let water go through. The size and the style of the final display container must match the final product you want to see and its aesthetics. You can use training containers while train or grow the trees to the final desired form and they can be big and hold several trees and must have more soil than the final display container. But for only one Bonsai tree you may use the same container.
Training or shaping is necessary during the growth of any Bonsai tree and its basic techniques are trimming of leaves, wiring, clamping and pruning of the trunk, branches and roots. You can find information on the subject easily.