Bonsai For Beginners
These trees are easier to take care of than shaping and designing your own tree, but are also more restrictive on what can be done with them. These trees are good for beginners who want to learn how to care for a bonsai tree without investing several years in designing the tree. If you are adventurous, or have owned a bonsai tree previously, you can choose to acquire a young seedling and sculpt your bonsai tree yourself.
Learning about your specific type of tree will greatly assist you in growing bonsai. Once you have learned about your tree, growing bonsai is pretty simple. There are several things you should remember in addition to properly watering and feeding your tree. Wiring is a key part of guiding your bonsai into growing into the shape that you desire.
There are certain times of years that some trees requiring pruning or need a new pot, and other times of year where it is safe to wire them. Each species of tree is different, so research is required when you pick out a new bonsai. However, despite all of the things that need done and need to be kept in mind, bonsai growing is an exceptionally rewarding hobby.
When you first buy a bonsai, there are a few tools that you will want to keep on hand to ensure it is properly cared for. These include shears, a rake, tweezers and a small broom. While the shears and rake are obvious in their gardening uses, many people do not realize the importance of both the tweezers and the broom.
Frost can damage the roots, branches and leaves of the tree, effectively shortening its lifespan. A greenhouse may be required for storing your maple bonsai if you live in a colder region that goes beyond the normal habitat of these trees. If you are interested in purchasing a maple bonsai, you can buy seeds, a seedling, or even a full grown tree through an online vendor, or you can inquire about these trees at your local garden or plant nursery.
Low quality tools run risk of damaging your tree and leaving unpleasant looking scars on the bark of the tee. Low quality bonsai tools tend to be duller, lacking the ability to cleanly shear when needed. A clean cut is required when you're wanting to hide evidence that the tree has had branches removed unnaturally.