Bonsai For Beginners

Bonsai Tutorials for Beginners: How to bonsai a Lemon tree from Nursery Stock.

For the professional bonsai tree grower, the trees are works of art that can last for hundreds of years if cared for properly. If you are interested in growing bonsai trees, there are several things that you should keep in mind. Many of the types of trees suitable for growing in the bonsai style do not thrive well indoors. 

A good pair of small shears, typically made specifically for bonsai, will allow you to prune the branches and leaves of your bonsai as needed. This is an important part of bonsai care. A rake is used to work the soil of your bonsai pot, checking for clumps and otherwise maintaining this aspect of your bonsai. 

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. 

It is for this reason that many bamboo species cannot thrive in northern climates unless they are kept indoors. 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. 

Many of the trees that can be purchased are somewhere between seven to fifteen years old, gradually sculpted until the bonsai tree has taken the shape that the artist wants. When you begin sculpting your own tree, you will need to remember that patience is necessary in order to succeed at this art. When you go to sculpt a bonsai tree, you will need an assortment of tools. 

There are many facets to bonsai tree care, all of which can be learned with effort, experience and time. If you are interested in bonsai tree care and do not want to learn through experimentation, there are a lot of resources available to you. You can inquire on bonsai tree care in bonsai circles, read online publications and books, or purchase instructional videos that will outline bonsai tree care in a way that is easy for you to understand.