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A Group of Bonsai Care, Tips and Tricks



Articles that detail bonsai care, the history of bonsai and miniature gardens.



Published: Tue, 3 Apr 2007 09:00:00 -0500

Last Build Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 18:07:00 -0400

 



Basic Care of Juniper Bonsai

Tue, 3 Apr 2007 09:00:00 -0500

Growing bonsai trees is an ancient art that is becoming increasingly more popular. Research shows that plants benefit our mood and attitude. Introducing bonsai plants into your life will bring these benefits along with reduce stress levels and enhance the ascetics of your home environment. Because juniper bonsai trees are easy to grow, they make great plants for beginners. Anyone can grow a bonsai tree if they properly care for it. The following information will help make your bonsai experience a positive one.

Basic Care of Juniper Bonsai



Bonsai Care

Tue, 19 Sep 2006 09:00:00 -0400

The term bonsai literally means 'a plant in a tray', however, the generally accepted meaning is a tree in a pot. To "bonsai" a plant is to keep the plant from growing in its natural form, therefore controlling its growth to suit the owner.

Bonsai Care



Asian Bonsai

Tue, 20 Jun 2006 09:00:00 -0400

The Chinese art of penjing is very similar to and is the precursor of the Japanese art of bonsai. Like Japanese bonsai, these plants seem to exhibit more than just a physical beauty.  As the Chinese art is intended for outdoor display, the plants tend to be somewhat larger than seen in Japanese bonsai.  The Chinese influence on the early bonsai masters is apparent since the Japanese still use the same characters to represent bonsai as the Chinese.  Later, the Japanese, who used it to create beautiful gardens, adopted the bonsai technique.   

Asian Bonsai



Bonsai Gardens to Visit

Tue, 13 Jun 2006 09:00:00 -0400

US Bonsai Gardens to Visit
Visiting a Japanese garden is a serene experience.  It beckons its visitors to leave the world behind and enjoy the beauty and splendor of nature.  Bonsai are included in most Japanese gardens and enhance their uniqueness and beauty.  In a Japanese garden you are encouraged to observe, listen and reflect.  Visiting just one of these gardens is a treat for all of the senses.  

The United States National Bonsai and Penjing Museum in Washington DC has one of the largest collections of bonsai and penjing trees in North America.  The garden began when Japan donated 53 bonsai trees to the people of the United States to commemorate the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976.  It now contains over 150 plants donated by American and Japanese bonsai masters and penjing from China.  The exhibit also includes viewing stones and ikebana which is Japanese flower arranging.  The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every day of the year except Christmas.   

US Bonsai Gardens to Visit



The Art of Japanese Bonsai

Tue, 6 Jun 2006 09:00:00 -0400

The Japanese refined and developed Bonsai techniques and evolved the art form it is today.  For the Japanese, bonsai represents a fusion of strong ancient beliefs with the Eastern philosophies of the harmony between man, the soul and nature.  The major aspects of Japanese bonsai, so far as they affect the non expert American, have not changed.

Japanese Bonsai



Understanding Outdoor Bonsai

Tue, 30 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Outdoor Bonsai can be grown in a small area of your garden, and some of the most healthy Bonsai in the world are outdoor Bonsai. However, it is important that you should try to buy outdoor Bonsai from a shop close to home, thus ensuring that your specimen can cope with the conditions you are going to force it to endure. If you live in a baking hot state in America and are considering buying over the Internet, you shouldn't be buying a Bonsai from a cold climatic country, as there is a good chance it will not thrive in your area.

Understanding Outdoor Bonsai



A Detailed Explanation of Bonsai Soil

Tue, 23 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Should I use a special Bonsai soil or just normal soil?

The increased popularity of growing Bonsai trees and plants has brought with it many more specialist shops; the Internet being virtually awash with Bonsai supplies. As a beginner, it is usual for people to go out and buy everything they think they could possibly want to ever grow a Bonsai. However, there is a good chance you may not need it.

Detailed Explanation of Bonsai Soil



An Overview of Bonsai

Tue, 16 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Bonsai trees require a lot of care. The branches, leaves and roots need regular pruning to maintain the shape of the plant. Pinching is also required and even the use of small wires to keep the branches growing in a certain way.

An Overview of Bonsai Trees



Tips for Designing Bonsai Trees

Tue, 9 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Bonsai are shaped by trimming the branches or by wiring them into new positions.

You are dealing with living things, and you must be respectful of that. You will kill trees.

Tips for Designing Bonsai Trees



How to Be a Bonsai Master

Tue, 2 May 2006 11:21:59 -0400

We all know about the basic Bonsai gardening, but that's just the beginning. To really own a masterpiece Bonsai, one must require good styling skills. Styling in Bonsai trees can be broadly categorized according to the number of trunks they the tree has. This can be divided to single trunk and multiple trunks.

Styling Bonsai Trees



How to Care for Bonsai Trees

Tue, 25 Apr 2006 09:00:00 -0400

The term bonsai literally means 'a plant in a tray', however, the generally accepted meaning is a tree in a pot. To "bonsai" a plant is to keep the plant from growing in its natural form, therefore controlling its growth to suit the owner. First you need to examine the plant to see whether it has bonsai potential. A Japanese Juniper is traditional tree commonly used for bonsai, and makes a great plant for the beginner.

How to Care for Bonsai Trees



Bonsai Care - The Hawaiian Umbrella Tree

Mon, 17 Apr 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Bonsai trees are dwarf trees that can be a fun and creative hobby. These miniature trees are grown in containers and training and nurturing them is an artistic endeavor that can be enjoyed by most anyone.

One favorite type of bonsai is the Hawaiian umbrella tree. This tree has thick leaves that form a lush canopy. In spring it blooms with red flowers in a wonderful show of color. This bonsai is very hardy and adaptable, and therefore quite easy to maintain.

Hawaiian Umbrella Tree



Bonsai trees Mastery - Different styles in Bonsai Gardening

Mon, 10 Apr 2006 09:00:00 -0400

We all know about the basic Bonsai gardening, but that's just the beginning. To really own a masterpiece Bonsai, one must require good styling skills. Styling in Bonsai trees can be broadly categorized according to the number of trunks they the tree has. This can be divided to single trunk and multiple trunks.

Types of Bonsai Trees



History of Bonsai Trees

Wed, 5 Apr 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Everybody has heard of the Bonsai tree but very few people know anything about the history of the miniature shrub or where the tradition came from.

Bonsai is a Japanese term which, in its native language, translates to mean "tray gardening". This term describes exactly what bonsai is as it is a tree which is grown in a small pot or tub enabling it to be kept indoors.

History of Bonsai Trees



A Japanese Garden is Not Your Ordinary Garden

Mon, 6 Mar 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Japanese gardening is much different from the Western style garden. Most would say that a Japanese garden is far more soul soothing and inspires meditation. Japanese gardening is a cultural form of gardening that is meant to produce a scene that mimics nature as much as possible. Using trees, shrubs, rocks, sand, artificial hills, ponds, and flowing water the garden becomes an art form. The Zen and Shinto traditions are both a large part of Japanese gardening and, because of this; the gardens have a contemplative and reflective state of mind.

A Japanese Garden is Not Your Ordinary Garden



What Are Bonsai Trees

Tue, 24 Jan 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Many people think of tiny little Japanese trees cut and pruned to a miniature size but literally speaking Bonsai means 'plant in a tray' and while they are smaller than their wild counterparts they don't have to be a couple of inches tall; they can be grown in a pot in the garden and will be smaller than their wild counterparts.

What are Bonsai Trees



History of Bonsai

Mon, 23 Jan 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Bonsai as the name suggests is formed from two words, 'bon' meaning tray or dish and 'sai' meaning tree or plant, so its' literal translation is 'tree planted in a dish'. A bonsai is thus a miniaturized tree grown in a dish, resembling in all respects its larger counterpart in nature. In a nutshell Bonsai is a tree or shrub grown in a container.

History of Bonsai



Selecting The Right Bonsai Pots Is Very Important

Fri, 20 Jan 2006 09:00:00 -0400

As with all types of plant pots, Bonsai pots are available in a huge array of sizes, shapes and colours but making sure you select the correct pot for your Bonsai tree can make the difference between a good looking Bonsai and an incredible looking Bonsai. Be warned, though, the pot you pick can have either positive or detrimental effects to the growth of your beloved Bonsai tree.

What type of Bonsai pots should I be considering?

Selecting the Right Bonsai Pots



Bonsai Plant Care

Thu, 19 Jan 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Bonsai plants are very similar to Bonsai trees in so far as if you give them a lot of care and attention and keep them healthy you will get a beautiful miniature plant in return. There are many different varieties of plant that you can use to create Bonsai plants. Some plants require very precise care routines to maintain a healthy and aesthetically pleasing plant, but regardless of what breed of plant you are using there are some basic guidelines to follow that will keep your plant in condition. All of these tips will be dependant on the type of plant you buy but are meant as rough guides only.
Bonsai Plant Care



Introduction to Bonsai Care

Wed, 18 Jan 2006 09:00:00 -0400

The art of growing bonsais is an ancient oriental tradition, in which bonsai means "tray gardening". There are traces of bonsais (miniature trees or bushes) in Egypt, Japan and China, and it was considered that the miniature tree would have concentrated the powers of the actual-size tree.

Introduction to Bonsai Care



What Supplies are Needed for Bonsai

Wed, 18 Jan 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Growing Bonsai is a rewarding hobby that is accessible to all. You hardly need any room at all and you've probably got most of the tools already lying around the house and garden. The only 'specialist' equipment you may need to go and by will be a pair of chopsticks (yes, you read that right), a Bonsai pot and of course the tree or plant that you intend to turn into your Bonsai masterpiece.

What Supplies are Needed for Bonsai



What is an Outdoor Bonsai

Wed, 18 Jan 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Bonsai trees and plants are basically trees and plants that are pruned and trimmed to keep their size minimal. The trees and plants relish the practise because they get a lot of care and attention and have a lifespan similar, even greater in some cases, than their wild counterparts. Indoor Bonsai can be bought from virtually anywhere in the world and the increase in popularity has seen a large increase in the number of specialist shops dedicated to the growing and caring of Bonsai.

What is an Outdoor Bonsai



What Part Does Pruning Play in Bonsai

Tue, 17 Jan 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Pruning is necessary to maintain (or refine growth to obtain) the right shape of a bonsai and encourage new growth. Some plants naturally respond well to pruning, regardless of how intense, whilst other plants can find it hard to recover, especially when pruned at the wrong time of the year.

What Part Does Pruning Play in Bonsai



Bonsai Tree Care

Tue, 17 Jan 2006 09:00:00 -0400

If you are considering a Bonsai tree for that special person, there are a few things you should know to ensure that you end up with a nice healthy tree. First and foremost think about the conditions the tree will be in. Indoor Bonsai will generally need to be close to a window or be supplemented with artificial light. A small tray with gravel and a little bit of water under the tree will add humidity around the tree. It may not need to be watered every day but it should be checked daily as the small pots can dry out rather quickly.

Bonsai Tree Care



Beginners Guide to Bonsai Care

Tue, 17 Jan 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Bonsai is the specialized Japanese art of planting, shaping, and growing trees in a confined and controlled space. Bonsai trees are beautifully styled miniature trees that are fully grown and cultivated in small flower pots.

Beginners Guide to Bonsai Care



Bonsai Soil and Additives

Tue, 17 Jan 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Should I use a special Bonsai soil or just normal soil? The increased popularity of growing Bonsai trees and plants has brought with it many more specialist shops; the Internet being virtually awash with Bonsai supplies. As a beginner, it is usual for people to go out and buy everything they think they could possibly want to ever grow a Bonsai.

Bonsai Soil and Additives