Bonsai For Beginners
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Knowing which type of wire to use can be one of the most challenging aspects of bonsai tree design. If you do not have wire that is strong enough for your size of tree, it is very easy to rectify. You can use a smaller wire that is double layered. This will provide equal strength to the thicker bonsai wire and do no extra damage to the tree.
For example, like many other bonsai, the maple bonsai must be replanted once every year or two, dependent on the type of maple that you have. Japanese maples tend to be used, as this species of tree is traditionally associated with bonsai growing. However, as the art of bonsai growth has evolved, other forms of maple bonsai have come to the forefront, especially in the United States and Canada.
One of the most popular types of bonsai soil available on the market is inorganic soils. These are fired clays that hold their shape and absorb moisture well, which the roots can then feed off of. This is important as these soils have good drainage, which prevents root rot from occurring. As high quality fired clay tends to be absorbent, there is enough moisture to allow the roots to get what they need while the excess water drains away.
However, while there are a lot of steps, the process of growing a bonsai is extremely simple if you have patience and take your time learning what you need to know. The first step in growing bonsai is to learn about the type of tree you want to grow. All bonsai trees differ from one another. You cannot use the same care for a juniper as you would a ficus bonsai.
While it is becoming a trend to grow bonsai plants indoors, it is important that you select a type of tree that is able to flourish under those conditions. For example, the juniper is a type of bonsai that does not usually do well indoors. They require a dormancy period, where they are kept at colder temperatures and are permitted to rejuvenate.
Low quality tools tend to go dull quickly, and run risk of breaking while being used. For advanced users, it is recommended that high quality bonsai tools are exclusively used. For those who have worked with bonsai for many years, their tool set will be far more extensive, ranging from eight to twenty or more different tools for working with the various types of bonsai.