Bonsai For Beginners



How to Grow Bonsai Trees : How to Plant a Bonsai Tree





There are many Japanese manufacturers of bonsai goods that periodically sell their goods at low prices in order to make way for new stock. These types of bonsai sales are usually where you can get the best prices on high quality bonsai supplies and plants. This is the type of bonsai sale that you want to take advantage of, as these high quality Japanese bonsai supplies will last a lifetime if properly cared for. 

You will need the same types of tools to maintain them, and you can use the same style of wire to help guide the trunk and branches of the bamboo. When you are pruning bamboo, like many other bonsai trees, there is a certain time of year that pruning is best done at. When you prune your bamboo is dependent on the type of bamboo that you have. 

Suitable for the standard bonsai design, as well as root over rock styles, the ficus bonsai is a versatile, hardy tree that is relatively easy to care for. It can be kept indoors or outdoors, although some care is required if you intend on keeping ficus bonsai indoors. Like many plants, ficus bonsai trees require a period of dormancy, where the plant is given time to recover from the blooming and growing season. 

If you fail to allow the tree to go into the state of dormancy, the tree will typically die within a few months of its scheduled time in dormancy. 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. 

If you wired your tree properly, there will be no evidence that the tree had undergone bonsai wire design. The hardest part of using bonsai wire is knowing which size wire to use. The wire can come in various sizes, from thin wires suitable for small dwarf seedlings, to thick wire designed for outdoor trees. 

If you have received a juniper bonsai as a gift, or you are interested in growing your own from a seed or seedling, you will want to keep pruning and wiring supplies on hand, as these are the most common tools you will use with your juniper bonsai. Careful pruning of new buds and excess branches and needles will help improve your design of the tree.