Bonsai For Beginners



Keeping a Bonsai Tree Small, Dec 2016





This will ensure that you pick the right bonsai plants for you. Some people enjoy keeping moss with their bonsai plants. If you are one of these people, there are a few things that you will need to remember. First, the moss should not touch the roots or the trunk of your tree. This can cause your bonsai plants to die out. 

This art was developed in Japan and Asia by those seeking to enhance the beauty of their gardens. It was originally an art limited to the wealthy, although that has changed over the course of time. Now, bonsai trees are kept by the rich and poor alike, as these plants are inexpensive to care for and easy to work with. 

This takes a subtle amount of pressure on the branch of the tree, and consideration on how to place the wires. Wires that are placed incorrectly may permanently scar the tree, damaging the overall appearance of the tree, as well as impacting its lifespan. When placing your wires, you should be careful not to place them too close between where the branch and the trunk meet, but not so far that it encourages the branch to break. 

Ficus Bonsai - A Traditional Design If you are looking for a traditional bonsai, the ficus bonsai may be what you are looking for. This style of bonsai is highly popular in traditional bonsai designs, as the aerial root system of this family of fig is highly conducive towards design and styling. 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. 

Wire pliers, branch cutters and pruning tools are just among a few of the tools you will need. Most of the tools required for maintaining and growing a bonsai tree can be purchased at most hardware stores or are sold online from stores that specially handle bonsai tree care supplies. While many of these tools are used in basic maintenance of established trees, there are some tools used for grafting and defoliation that are typically only purchased and used by those who are forming their own bonsai tree designs. 

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.