Bonsai For Beginners



How to create a Bonsai tree (DIY)





As the tree loses its leaves in the winter season, this characteristic is predominate during this time. In nature, the Baobab is at risk of going extinct due to predation from animals like elephants. Domestically, many people try to grow at least one Baobab bonsai in their collection due to their odd appearance. 

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. 

If you are planning to work with dwarf Japanese maple bonsai trees, you will need to learn leaf trimming and pruning techniques to ensure the proper growth and design of your maple. Unlike larger trees, dwarf Japanese maple bonsai are particularly sensitive to how they are trimmed. If you prune the wrong branches, you can negatively impact the growth of your plant. 

Many bonsai trees have this problem, though the most notable and common tree used for bonsai with this problem is the juniper. Junipers in particular are extremely sensitive to their dormancy period and should not be kept indoors. There is a lot of things you need to remember when caring for bonsai. 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. 

Unlike standard trees, a vital part of the survival of a bonsai tree is that they are kept clean. Brooming off the surface of the tree will keep the leaves and bark healthy, as well as help reveal any potential problems with the tree. If a bonsai is to have any rot on the branches or trunk, the broom can reveal this. 

A juniper that is not permitted to go into dormancy will typically die within a few months. As more people are entering the bonsai hobby, there are more varieties of trees suitable for indoor growing coming into the market. Before you purchase any bonsai plants, you will want to find a line between ease of care and ease of styling the tree.