How to make a Bonsai

From valuable lessons for newcomers, to helpful reminders for old hands, this article is filled with tips for everyone. The philosophy behind it was naturalism and Confucianism. It is the chinese philosophy that true freedom will be found in nature. Adapting your mind to nature will give you piece of mind and freedom from suffering,…


How to Choose an Indoor Bonsai Tree

People that are not yet entirely familiar with the art and horticulture of bonsai believe that bonsai trees and plants must be grown indoors. In fact, any tree that can grow outdoors in the wild can also grow and thrive outdoors as a bonsai, despite its small stature. Unfortunately this incorrect premise or belief about…


Bonsai Tools

The art of bonsai is a measured and patient process and it is entirely appropriate to build a bonsai tool kit gradually as required. Due to the delicate nature of bonsai practice, bonsai tools are small and sharp to enable actions to be precise and accurate. Good bonsai tools are now much more widely available…


The Art of Bonsai

Bonsai is derived from a Chinese word meaning “tray scenery.” People observing these tray scenes don’t always realize how much work goes into creating them. Acquiring a suitable tree is the first step. Bonsai are not grown from seeds but rather after the trunk and branches have developed. Next, care must be taken that the…


Four Ways to Grow & Reproduce Bonsai Trees

Growing Bonsai trees and learning how to manipulate the plant’s appearance is a fun and creative way for a patient gardener to grow a personalized plant. There are numerous species of trees that can be made into a bonsai; in fact, almost any tree can be trained to become a bonsai tree. Before one can…


How to Give Bonsai the Correct Amount of Light

If a bonsai was bought recently or a person has shown great interest in the hobby of bonsai growing, then it is vital that the bonsai is provided with a constant source of light. Bonsai requires light to photosynthesize and make food in the form of starch. Giving them light will ensure that they stay…


A Short Plant Selection for the Beginner Bonsai Plant Grower

There is an impressive choice of plants and trees from which to choose that you may train to be a bonsai. If a plant or tree has a woody stem there is a great chance that it can be used to develop a bonsai plant. Where Will You Grow Your Bonsai? Depending on exactly where…


How to Wire a Bonsai Safely

The purpose of the wiring is to shape the bonsai into any shape the owner desires. The most common way is using wires. Putting wires around bonsai is not as simple as just putting coils of wire around it. When wiring around the bonsai, it is important that it must be done correctly to avoid…


Growing the First Japanese Bonsai Tree

With over 100 species to choose from, there will always be a bonsai that caters to every bonsai enthusiast’s different levels. However, for beginners, it is highly recommended that they start out with the Japanese Bonsai. Japanese Bonsai The Japanese Bonsai is one of the more elegant and beautiful species and even better is that…


The Spectacular Japanese Maple Bonsai Tree

The Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum) is one of the most well-known and widely used maple trees in gardens around the globe, and is an ideal specimen for bonsai. The Japanese maple bonsai tree is appreciated for its compact size, delicate foliage and brilliant fall colors – from bronze-gold to deep crimson-red. This maple is native…


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