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Tue, 3 Apr 2007 09:00:00 -0500Growing 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.
Tue, 19 Sep 2006 09:00:00 -0400The 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.
Tue, 20 Jun 2006 09:00:00 -0400The 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.
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Tue, 6 Jun 2006 09:00:00 -0400The 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.
Tue, 30 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400Outdoor 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.
Tue, 23 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400Should I use a special Bonsai soil or just normal soil?
Tue, 16 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400Bonsai 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.
Tue, 9 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400Bonsai are shaped by trimming the branches or by wiring them into new positions.
Tue, 2 May 2006 11:21:59 -0400We 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.
Tue, 25 Apr 2006 09:00:00 -0400The 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.
Mon, 17 Apr 2006 09:00:00 -0400Bonsai 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.
Mon, 10 Apr 2006 09:00:00 -0400We 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.
Wed, 5 Apr 2006 09:00:00 -0400Everybody 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.
Mon, 6 Mar 2006 09:00:00 -0400Japanese 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.
Tue, 24 Jan 2006 09:00:00 -0400Many 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.
Mon, 23 Jan 2006 09:00:00 -0400Bonsai 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.
Fri, 20 Jan 2006 09:00:00 -0400As 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.
Thu, 19 Jan 2006 09:00:00 -0400Bonsai 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.
Wed, 18 Jan 2006 09:00:00 -0400The 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.
Wed, 18 Jan 2006 09:00:00 -0400Growing 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.
Wed, 18 Jan 2006 09:00:00 -0400Bonsai 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.
Tue, 17 Jan 2006 09:00:00 -0400Pruning 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.
Tue, 17 Jan 2006 09:00:00 -0400If 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.
Tue, 17 Jan 2006 09:00:00 -0400Bonsai 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.
Tue, 17 Jan 2006 09:00:00 -0400Should 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.