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Caring For Your Bonsai


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Once you learn to care for your Bonsai, it will bring you joy for years...
Bonsai care is more than just making sure your tree receives enough water. For Bonsai are unlike other plants where watering every couple of days or a little plant food now and then is all you have to worry about. The joy of purchasing a bonsai tree, is that there is an artistic challenge in properly caring for it.

Because the very essence of a bonsai tree is to keep them a miniature size, the base they dwell in cannot be very large. In fact, part of what causes normal trees to become dwarfed trees is the root confining nature of their containers. Because of this, keeping up with the watering of a bonsai tree can be quite a conundrum. Bonsai care deals with much trial and error; while some types of trees can handle a somewhat dry period, others must have moist soil all the time. Too little watering can cause the roots to die out whereas too much watering can cause root rot. Learning the water cycle of your particular tree or shrub species in Bonsai form is a must.

Bonsai care also deals with the repotting of the tree. Usually done in the springtime, the tree is uprooted, root-pruned, and repotted. In the developmental years, the repotting process usually occurs every two years. But this time frame shrinks as they become more mature and repotting must take place more often. The process of repotting conditions the tree to soak up moisture more efficiently and the root-pruning promotes active root growth and activity.

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Juniper Bonsai with Fairway
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Most plants are allowed to grow as they will with an occasional pruning, but as any horticulturist would tell you, the care of Bonsai trees demand more. Part of the artistic beauty that arises from Bonsai is directing the growth of your bonsai tree into a particular shape or form. Bonsai care includes the placement of wires to create the shape that you desire. The process of wiring your tree is subtly simple - first wrapping the tree and then wrapping the wire around the trunk. The wire must be removed before the bonsai tree outgrows, otherwise the tree will begin to grow into the wire, becoming bound to it. When removing the wire, remove it in small pieces or sections so that the least amount of damage is incurred.

Bonsai care is not a dreadful ordeal, quite the contrary; taking some simple efforts into consideration, your skills will be honed and you will groom a healthy bonsai tree. From the watering to the repotting to the shaping of the bonsai tree, the care you take for each task for your tree will determine its lifespan. Treat it with the same respect you would show your other plants and trees and other types of life, and you will have a healthy bonsai tree for years to come to display to friends and family.


News About Bonsai Care


MyPearlCity

PEARL CITY BONSAI CLUB ANNUAL BONSAI EXHIBIT AND PLANT FAIR
MyPearlCity
Open invitation. View some of the most beautiful and exotic bonsai trees on Oahu. View also a Suiseki (rock garden) display. Local bonsai-ists will be available to answer your questions on bonsai; and a fact sheet on basic bonsai care is free. Observe ...



TCPalm

New Horizons celebrates anniversary in Bonsai Garden
TCPalm
A Treasure Coast-wide community came together on April 12 to celebrate the 59th anniversary of New Horizons Mental Health, Primary Care and Substance Abuse at Heathcote Botanical Gardens. The nonprofit agency held the reception and fashion show in ...



Sioux City Journal

A life in watercolors: Sioux Cityan discovers the healing powers of art
Sioux City Journal
Out of the nearly 400 paintings he's completed in his lifetime, artist Jim Brownlee said a watercolor rendering of a Japanese bonsai tree remains one of his favorites. Artist Jim Brownlee. Buy Now. Jim Lee, Sioux City Journal. A hunter and fisherman in ...



Santa Cruz Sentinel

Living Art: Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai holds annual exhibit
Santa Cruz Sentinel
When a painter dabs the canvas with a final splash of color, she can sign her name and call that painting done. When a bonsai artist shakes the dirt off a root ball, clips a leaf and wires the branches just so, he's bitten off an artistic project that ...



PR Newswire (press release)

Learn the Art of Bonsai From 9GreenBox.com - Producing Lavish ...
PR Newswire (press release)
JURUPA VALLEY, Calif., April 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- "Bonsai" is the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese word "penzai', meaning "tray planting." Bonsai ...

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GQ Magazine

Pour Over Is the Easiest Way to Make Decent Coffee in the Morning
GQ Magazine
On the hobbyist's side are electric scales, grinders, and weekly classes where coffee is taught as a delicate art like Bonsai care or book restoration. I am delighted to announce there is decency in the middle. And it is not a weak compromise but a ...



Peoria Journal Star

Tips for dressing up window boxes
Peoria Journal Star
The sculptural, contorted trunks of grapevines turn these window boxes into an eye-catching bonsai display. The vines will need trimming in summertime, but it's easy to keep up with the task: There are only two plants to take care of. Hide caption ...



TCPalm

New Horizons celebrates anniversary at Heathcote Botanical Gardens
TCPalm
The main campus in Fort Pierce houses a children's Baker Act and Marchman Act receiving facility for youths ages 6 to 17 in crisis, another crisis unit for adults, a detox program, 28-day substance abuse treatment program, two group homes, a primary ...



Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Home and Garden events
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Burlington Garden Center: Gardening, planting and lawn care workshops and seminars; prices vary. 5205 Mormon Road, Burlington. ... Milwaukee Bonsai Society: Meeting and presentation on plant diseases, 6:30 p.m. May 2. Boerner Botanical Garden's ...



Creators Syndicate

Have a Healthy Lawn, by Jeff Rugg | Creators Syndicate
Creators Syndicate
Q: I want a nice lawn, but some of my friends say that this is selfish and wasteful. Is there a way to take care of my yard and have it look nice without using so ...

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Bonsai Tree Care and Creation -- Chinese Elm Bonsai Tree

Ongoing creation work on an old Chinese Elm bonsai. Branch pruning and wiring for future ramification. For more information, please visit kuromatsubonsai.com