ALL ABOUT BONSAI part 1- WATERING & LIGHT

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Bonsai is a personal experience and anyone who tells you differently has not had the "bonsai experience." However, through our decades of intense interest in and tremendous love of bonsai, we have discovered that there is a remarkable amount of personal satisfaction to be gained from sharing our interest with others. The way we see…


Training Your Bonsai Tree

Training Your Bonsai Tree Often considered the most difficult training technique, wiring is used to bend the trunk and branches of a tree into the shape you would like your bonsai to take. Beginners can learn to judge tension in different sized branches, and the various ways of securing wire, by first practicing on a…


How To Prune Bonsai Trees

How To Prune Bonsai Trees Bonsai trees need training throughout their lives in order to: Maintain the small size of a naturally large tree Give the plant an appearance of age and maturity Pruning Tools: Pruning instruments should always be sharp and clean because blunt tools will leave a ragged stump, which could easily become…


Repotting & Root Pruning Bonsai Trees

Repotting & Root Pruning Bonsai Trees Bonsai trees should be repotted every 2- 5 years, preferably in the early spring, although winter jasmine and certain other trees can be repotted at almost any time of the year. A pot of the same size, or slightly larger, should be used. At the same time, the root…


Trees & Leaves Suitable For Bonsai Culture

Trees & Leaves Suitable For Bonsai Culture Since the aim of bonsai is to mirror in miniature the whole form of a mature wild tree, care is needed when choosing varieties for bonsai culture, for the parts of the tree should always remain reasonably in scale. Generally speaking, you should look for trees with small…


Styles & Shapes of Bonsai Trees

Styles & Shapes of Bonsai Trees Bonsai trees and plants vary greatly in style and size. Miniature specimens, up to 6 inches tall, are usually naturally dwarf plants trained even smaller. Small bonsai stand up to 12 inches tall, and medium trees from 1 – 2 1/2 feet. Bonsai do not have to be small…


General Care of Bonsai Plants #3

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Repotting All potted plants will eventually outgrow their containers. While houseplants need to be "potted-up", that is, placed in larger and larger containers, the miniaturization of a bonsai trees is maintained by keeping the roots confined to the small container. On average, repotting will be necessary every 2-5 years, but the tree should be removed…


General Care of Bonsai Plants #2

Watering Unlike a houseplant, bonsai trees use a "free draining" type of soil because their roots cannot tolerate "wet feet". In addition, they are grown in significantly less soil and, therefore require more watering. Factors such as tree location, temperature, lighting conditions, quantity of soil used, and the changing seasons will determine the frequency of…


General Care of Bonsai Plants #1

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Purchasing A Tree When buying a tree from a store during the summer, be sure to give it at least 2 weeks outside, avoiding heavy rain and high winds before displaying it indoors. If purchasing in winter, however, do not allow it to be exposed to frost for the rest of the season, as it…


Acquiring & Caring For Bonsai

Acquiring & Caring For Bonsai Most bonsai trees sold at garden centers and nurseries are of excellent quality, but there are a few points to bear in mind when buying a new plant. Age and shape of the tree General health Soil should be damp but not soggy, unless it has just been watered Leaves…


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