Caring for Bonsai plants

 


Article by: Briscoe White

Bonsai, pronounced "bone-sigh"Ā¯ (singular and plural) are dwarfed plants , Palm Tree Care or trees , How to Clone with Success grown in shallow pots , Artificial Flowers – Are They A Solution? or trays. The Japanese developed the art of Bonsai , Snow Blowers many hundreds of years ago. They tried to capture the beauty of oddly dwarfed trees , Blowers that managed to grow , Planting Flower Bulbs for Springtime Blooms under the most adverse conditions. Today, the beauty of these trees , 7 Timeless Garden Decor Practices can be replicated indoors , Palm Tree Care by pruning , Planning Your Garden from Scratch - the Basics the roots , Mosquitoes in Your Garden? Try Planting These and top growth, restricting the pot , Lawn Furniture: Wood, Metal, or Plastic? Classy, Convenient, or Cheap? size and shaping the plant , Porch Swing Places: Where to Put a Porch Swing by wiring it. Plants , April Gardening Tips - Southwest Region used for Bonsai , How to Win the War Against Slugs and Snails vary from traditional trees , Gardening Supplies such as junipers and cypresses to flowering , Mole Myths: How Can I Get Rid of the Moles Destroying My Yard? and fruiting shrubs , Lawn Care Business Owners - Don't Buy Yourself A Job and trees , Earthworms in the Garden/Earthworm Facts such as azaleas and camellias to tropical plants , Small Garden Design - Creating Illusions Of More Space such as jade and ficus. With a little special care, The Bonsai , Planting Flower Bulbs for Springtime Blooms can bring a little taste of the Orient into your home. , Mole Myths: How Can I Get Rid of the Moles Destroying My Yard?

The basic care requirements are as follows:

1) Light - an unobstructed west, east or south window , Teak Furniture: The Premier Outdoor Furniture is preferred, south being the best in the winter. , Planning a Vegetable Garden Grow lights , Gardening Supplies can also be used successfully with Bonsai. , Butterfly House in the Flower Garden

2) Water and Fertilizer - the small pots , Natural Garden Pest Control require regular watering, typically once a day. The frequent watering depletes nutrients quickly so fertilizing is recommended (at half strength) monthly.

3) Temperature - average house temperatures , Dealing With Pests In a Hydroponic Garden of 68-72 degrees are fine, although plants , Planning a Vegetable Garden typically like nights to drop 10-15 degrees below the average daytime temperature. , Teak Furniture: The Premier Outdoor Furniture Placing the plant , Bonsai Trees - Our Own Little Forest between the window , Create the Perfect Patio: Finding Great Furniture and curtain usually satisfies this requirement. Some trees , The Uses of Compost! need a dormant cold , Porch Swing Places: Where to Put a Porch Swing period during the winter , A Portable Perennial Garden and can weather outdoors , Lawn Furniture: Wood, Metal, or Plastic? Classy, Convenient, or Cheap? for 2 - 3 months in a protected spot.

4) Humidity - to increase humidity indoors, , Natural Garden Pest Control group plants , Park Benches - Making the Right Choice together, and mist daily. You can also use a room , Artificial Flowers – Are They A Solution? humidifier or place plants , Mosquitoes in Your Garden? Try ing These on a tray of moistened pebbles.

To learn more about growing Bonsai, , Planning a Vegetable Garden you may want to read the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's excellent handbook entitled Bonsai , 7 Timeless Garden Decor Practices for Indoors. , Teak Furniture: The Premier Outdoor Furniture
In 1985, Briscoe White , Bonsai Trees - Our Own Little Forest opened The Growers Exchange in an abandoned Texaco station on a busy urban street corner in Richmond, Virginia. The facility has grown over the years, and is now 5 distinct growing environments , Greenhouse Buying Guide - Choosing The Right Greenhouse with 5 acres under cover. Briscoe has over 25 years of gardening , Blowers experience. For further information , Dandelions, Friend or Foe? on indoor , Pest Control and Mosquito Larva and outdoor gardening , Small Garden Design - Creating Illusions Of More Space plants or gardening , A Few Simple Facts About Purple Martins tips please contact Briscoe White , Chickens in Your Backyard for Fun or Profit at bwhite@thegrowersexchange.com.

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