6 Important Tips for Beginner Bonsai Tree Caretakers

 


Article by: Jon Weaver

Bonsai trees , Suet Facts and Tips are a wonderful hobby to enjoy for a lifetime. However, when most people start out, most of their bonsai trees , Avoid Common Gardening Errors fall sick and die within a few weeks. Bonsai trees , Skip The Pesticide And Use Natural Alternatives are extremely sensitive to their conditions and the caretaker needs to learn how to , Silk Palm Trees properly take care of these wonderful and attractive plants. , Teak Patio Table - Why You Need One Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions about caring for bonsai trees, , Suet Facts and Tips and their answers.

Q: What about selecting the proper containers, and should they have drain holes?

A: All containers have one or more drain holes; otherwise the trees , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (Part 7) - Hard Water will not be healthy, , Vermicomposting - Worm Composters For Eco-Friendly Waste Disposal and Recycling they will soon look sickly and finally die.

Q: What proportion between tree , BBQ Food is the Mental Cue that Summer is Here and container do you advise?

A: What is generally considered the ideal or artistic proportion is the tree , Mix Perennials into Your Garden for Staying Power 80% and the container 20%; or for dwarfer shrubs , Use Floating Row Covers to Grow Better Cucumbers Without Spraying or low spreading trees, , Skip The Pesticide And Use Natural Alternatives the plant , BBQ Food is the Mental Cue that Summer is Here 60% and the container 40%. In general, the smaller containers are better.

In a shallow oblong or elliptical container, the tree , How to Choose the Most Economical Pond Pump should be planted at a point 70% of the distance from the right or the left end, according to the spread and shape of the branches, so that the bulk of the tree , Patio Covers greenery is centered in relation to the container. In a square or round container, the plant , The MorrowPond Garden - Soil Management is placed in the center, except cascade forms; these are planted toward the edge.

Q: I need information , Why a Flower Bed Should Look Bare When You First Plant It on pruning, , BBQ Food is the Mental Cue that Summer is Here both theory and practice.

A: Both root , BBQ Food is the Mental Cue that Summer is Here pruning and proper pruning , Plastic Pond Liners of branches are important elements in caring for bonsai. , How to Choose the Most Economical Pond Pump The constant renewal or re-growth of the root , Choosing the Right Sprinkler System system is essential to the proper health of the trunk and branches above ground. The root , BBQ Food is the Mental Cue that Summer is Here system will itself remain healthy , The Dangers of Chlorine Free Pool Chemicals only if properly pruned. This operation is associated with transplanting, and detailed directions of that can be found for free at http://www.BonsaiTreeGuide.com -- the fundamental rule in root , Patio Covers pruning is to keep the root , Vermicomposting - Worm Composters For Eco-Friendly Waste Disposal and Recycling system "happily" within the limited dimensions of the container.

Q: Suppose I find a tree , Feeding the Hummingbirds 3 feet tall at a commercial nursery that has healthy , Cattleya Orchid Plant - Why They Are Not Popular low-growing limbs and other qualities that would make a good bonsai. , Teak Patio Table - Why You Need One Shall I buy it?

A: Yes. But understand that it will need special culturing. When you get home , Pink Hibiscus with it (assuming that it was balled and bur-lapped at the nursery), here are the main steps to take:

1) Pot , Small Garden Bridges You'll Love To Cross! it in a container large enough not to disturb the root , Outdoor Lighting Fixtures are a Top Priority for Night Safety ball. This may be a large commercial clay pot , Glider Rocker Cushions - Fanastic Replacement Cushions for Your Favorite Adirondack Furniture or a small wooden , How to Choose the Most Economical Pond Pump tub. Better yet, make a square or rectangular container, 6 to 8 inches high and just wide enough to accommodate the root , Pink Hibiscus ball. Fill in with additional soil , Easy Pond Algae Control the Ecologically Safe Way around the root , Unifying and Separating Landscaping Planting Beds ball, and press firmly. Leave an inch at the top of the container to facilitate adequate watering.

2) A tree , The Garden Beckons 3 feet high is too tall for a good bonsai. , Vermicomposting - Worm Composters For Eco-Friendly Waste Disposal and Recycling Cut off the terminal 1.5 feet (approximately). Make the cut just above a side branch that can then be wired into the terminal position.

3) After 2 years in the container, with appropriate and continuous pruning , Feeding the Hummingbirds and wiring of side branches, as needed, the tree , Skip The Pesticide And Use Natural Alternatives should be transplanted to a container of smaller dimensions, both shallower and smaller in diameter. After a year or two in the smaller container, transplant to a still smaller authentic bonsai pot, , Using Vines to Beautify Your House and you are on your way!

Q: Should one deprive the little trees , Cattleya Orchid Plant - Why They Are Not Popular of as much water , Using Vines to Beautify Your House as possible?

A: Bonsai , Planting a Garden Pond should be kept drier than ordinary ornamental plants , Using Vines to Beautify Your House in pots; but if the object is to dwarf the trees , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (Part 7) - Hard Water or to keep them dwarfed, it is no use to make them bone-dry. Want of water , Glider Rocker Cushions - Fanastic Replacement Cushions for Your Favorite Adirondack Furniture only makes them stunted or unhealthy.

If there is such a thing as a fundamental principle in watering bonsai, , Choosing the Right Sprinkler System it is this: water , The Dangers of Chlorine Free Pool Chemicals liberally but be sure that the soil , Cattleya Orchid Plant - Why They Are Not Popular drains amply. In most cases, it does not matter how many times a day bonsai , Making Memories with Flower Gardening are watered if the soil , Easy Pond Algae Control the Ecologically Safe Way has perfect drainage and does not hold the slightest excess of water. , Gardening - The Mulberry

This fundamental principle may be modified to suit the individual case, according to the kind of soil , Vermicomposting - Worm Composters For Eco-Friendly Waste Disposal and Recycling obtainable, the climate, , The MorrowPond Garden - Soil Management the kinds of trees , Creating Low Maintenance Gardens grown, the containers used, and the amount of time one can spare each day for bonsai. , How To Build A Waterfall

Q: What do I need to know about winter , The Secret of Rooting Cuttings care?

A: Winter , How to Choose the Most Economical Pond Pump care differs for hardy and non-hardy or tender plants. , How to Create a Wildflower Garden

Hardy plants , Vermicomposting - Worm Composters For Eco-Friendly Waste Disposal and Recycling are those that can live outdoors , Feng Shui Interprets Your Garden Features in the coldest weather , Why a Flower Bed Should Look Bare When You First Plant It without danger of winterkilling. They are not house plants , The MorrowPond Garden - Soil Management but are real outdoor plants. , Choosing the Right Sprinkler System Hardy species growing , Tulip Trees - The King of the Magnolias in bonsai , Introduction to Botany containers present a special problem if left outdoors , How To Build A Waterfall in below-freezing winter , Glider Rocker Cushions - Fanastic Replacement Cushions for Your Favorite Adirondack Furniture weather. Soil , Patio Umbrella Covers in the containers will freeze, and the containers will break. Moreover, it is impossible to properly water , The Dangers of Chlorine Free Pool Chemicals bonsai growing , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (Part 7) - Hard Water in firmly frozen soil. , Use Floating Row Covers to Grow Better Cucumbers Without Spraying

If a sun , Introduction to Botany porch or cold , How to Choose the Most Economical Pond Pump but light , Unifying and Separating Landscaping Planting Beds room is available where the night temperature , Creating Low Maintenance Gardens never falls , Using Plants To Make Us Happier below about 36 degrees F, this would provide a good place , Planting a Garden Pond for wintering hardy or semi-hardy bonsai. , Suet Facts and Tips

Here is another suggestion for wintering hardy or semi-hardy bonsai , Your Garden - Growing from Seed in a freezing climate: keep them in an insulated deep cold-frame. It should be shaded by a lath house. , Wood Sheds The soil , Avoid Common Gardening Errors in bonsai pots, , Riding Lawn Mowers Parts with such protection, should never freeze if the night temperatures , Plastic Pond Liners do not go much below 0 degrees F. The bonsai , Compost Tumblers - Gardeners Love Them should be watered as needed, and on warmer non-freezing winter , Your Garden - Growing from Seed days, it is well to remove the protective covering and give the plants , Glider Rocker Cushions - Fanastic Replacement Cushions for Your Favorite Adirondack Furniture full air. , Patio Covers Be sure to replace the covering sash before sunset!

Many non-hardy or tender species trained as bonsai , How to Choose the Most Economical Pond Pump should be treated as house plants , Gardening - The Mulberry and never left out in the cold. , Feeding the Hummingbirds

Just follow these few tips , Mix Perennials into Your Garden for Staying Power to help ensure that your bonsai trees , The Secret of Rooting Cuttings stay healthy , Cattleya Orchid Plant - Why They Are Not Popular and attractive for decades to come. However, as with most hobbies and skills, , How To Build A Waterfall experience will be the ultimate teacher.
FREE information , Compost Tumblers - Gardeners Love Them on how to grow, , Wood Sheds train and care for Bonsai Trees. , Avoid Common Gardening Errors Advice, , Compost Tumblers - Gardeners Love Them tips , Skip The Pesticide And Use Natural Alternatives and tricks for beginners and advanced growers alike. It's FREE! Click here: http://www.BonsaiTreeGuide.com

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