Bonsai trees can be made from almost any species, many start with the Bald Cypress...
The art of cultivating of one's own
bonsai tree is one of the most popular pastimes almost everywhere in the
world. And the interest level has been growing even more intensely within recent years.
People just love to grow their own mini-trees in gardens that do not take
up a lot of space.
What tree should you start your bonsai garden with?
actually many types of bonsai trees to purchase. For example, one could
get a Cotoneaster, a Chinese Elm, as well as Japanese Black Pine. But many people start with
the Bald Cypress bonsai (sometimes spelled Bald Cyprus).
The Bald Cypress bonsai tree is excellent for those just
starting in creating bonsai trees. It is a hardy tree that is easy to take care of. The scientific name for the
Bald Cypress is Taxodium distichum. This conifer grows in many areas of Florida and Louisiana, and
throughout the Southern United States, particularly in swampy areas. The Bald
Cypress has been designated the official tree of the state of Louisiana. The bark is fibrous and has a
reddish-brown color with small flat ridges and shallow furrows. The leaves of the Bald Cypress are
deciduous and spread in flat planes in a feathery pattern on its branchlets.
Some people find their first Bald Cypress bonsai tree growing wild in nature.
So if you like damp swamps that are overrun
by insects, you may enjoy seaching for a wild cypress bonsai tree, for they love these conditions...
isn't always practical
to pick up your tree from a swampy wilderness, so you may want to check out your local nursury first. Or
you can buy a bonsai tree online through our
bonsai store or elsewhere.
Purchase Your Tree - If you wish to work on your bonsai tree immediately, the best times of the year
to get a
Bald Cypress Bonsai is in
late winter. But anytime from late November to early spring will give you time
to work on your plant. Otherwise, you may not have enough time to get the Bald Cypress bonsai tree
ready to go outside.
After you have purchased your Bald Cypress bonsai tree then you are
ready to get started. At first, your speciman may just look like a stick with branches.
But as you cut and guide your tree into the right direction, you will find you have a Bald Cypress
bonsai tree that will be a delight, both indoors and outdoors.
News About Bald Cypress
Fox 35 Orlando
St Johns River basin hit hard by droughtFox 35 OrlandoWe also saw thirsty cattle staying close to the shrinking water supply, while bald cypress trees with exposed roots appear to be moving farther away from it. And what was once an island in the middle of the river, is now just a clump of trees. Tourists ...
Lights, camera, CharlestonCistern YardWant to stage your own desperately romantic canoe trip where it rains out of nowhere? You can. The scene of Allie and Noah canoeing through the swamp with white swans, lily pads and bald cypress trees was filmed in Cypress Gardens in Moncks Corner.