Bonsai For Beginners

Bonsai Basics : Watering your Bonsai Tree

If you prune the wrong branches, you can negatively impact the growth of your plant. As the dwarf plants require more care than their larger counterparts, improper care can result in the shortened life span of your plant, or leaf sizes too large for your bonsai design. If your leaves or nodes grow in too large, you will not be able to correct this until the next growing season. 

Bonsai Trees Bonsai trees are dwarfed ornamental trees grown in a variety of shallow pots. The trees are pruned and managed in ways that encourage designs within the branches and trunks of the tree. For the casual grower, bonsai trees are simplistic, just small trees that are stunted by the confines of their pots. 

When selecting your bonsai tools, there are a few things that you will want to keep in mind. First, the quality of the tools you purchase may affect how well your bonsai turns out. 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. 

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. As the trees can live to be hundreds of years old, you can expect to keep your tree with you your entire life, if you care for it properly. 

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. As bonsais are considered a work of art, growing bonsai is part skill at keeping plants alive, and part artistic talent. 

For beginners, bamboo bonsai is extremely rewarding due to the fact that the plants are so quick to grow. A new grower can start a plant and see a large amount of growth within the first year of owning the plant. This lets the beginners experiment with wiring and caring for bonsai without having to wait for five to ten years to see the results of their efforts.