How to Grow Bonsai Trees : How to Plant a Bonsai Tree

Learn professional tips on how to plant a bonsai tree, in this free video. Expert: Mike Hansen Bio: Mike Hansen, owner of Midwest Bonsai, has been growing, caring, selling, and instructing others in bonsai care for years. Mike is an expert bonsai master.


Basic Black Pine Ramification

Basic maintenance of black pine bonsai has 3 major elements: 1. bud selection/elimination 2. candle pinching 3. needle plucking Each of these elements is a tool to be used in the overall development of the tree and is used each year.  Use of these techniques allows us to “guide” the energy of the tree in…


Creating a Broom-Style Elm from Mature Stock

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A classic style for elms, especially Zelkova serrata, is the broom style.  This style is characteristic of many trees in nature and when done well conveys a realism of miniature nature to an extent seldom found in bonsai.  Ideally, one should begin a broom style tree from seed and cultivate the natural style of a…


The Five Main Bonsai Styles (part 1)

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The five basic bonsai styles are formal upright, informal upright, slanting (or windswept), semi-cascade and cascade. All have their own individual beauty and serenity. I will now attempt to explain the basic principles of each style. Click on one of the links below for an explanation of each style. Formal Upright A tree with a…


INDOOR TREES

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Originally, Bonsai were always kept outdoors, and the early gardeners grew only the types of trees that would be able to live in their climate. Thus, people in southern China or Japan would only be growing tropical or temperate trees, whereas gardeners in the northern areas would grow trees that could take frost, and even…


How To Plant Bonsai Tree Seeds

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Growing bonsai trees is a very attractive diversion though quite challenging. Admittedly, maintaining a bonsai garden is not as easy as it seems. It takes a lot of time, care and patience to grow and sustain the trees especially when still young and just starting to flourish. Starting a bonsai garden leaves you with two…


How to Grow Popular Japanese Bonsai Trees

Bonsai trees originated in China, but the Japanese popularized them. Buddhist monks brought bonsai trees to Japan in the Heijan period. Initially, only Japanese nobles enjoyed bonsai trees. They grew in popularity in the West after World War I. Now available to people of all social statures worldwide, Japanese bonsai trees continue in popularity. Japanese…


The Chinese Elm Bonsai: A Great Tree for the Beginner

The Popular Chinese Elm Bonsai Tree The Chinese elm (Ulmus parvifolia) is amongst the most well-known trees readily available for producing bonsai. Even though there are plenty of great trees which you can use for bonsai, the Chinese elm is always a favorite. Experienced bonsai artists sometimes suggest this particular plant to novices in the…


Outdoor or Indoor Bonsai: Which One is More Suitable?

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With over a hundred species of bonsai available out there in the market, bonsai lovers are spoilt for choices. However, each bonsai is like a snowflake; each has unique characteristics on its own. Different types of bonsai require different cultivation methods. Some bonsai are more difficult to grow than others. There is a huge misconception…


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