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Beginners Bonsai Gardening

Jul 17, 2008
Bonsai trees may look serene and very peaceful to you but they take a lot of time and effort to grow and cultivate. Bonsai gardening is an art form that has been around for several centuries. It originated in Asia and made its way around the world.

For those people beginning the art of bonsai tree growing, it is important that they become aware of the art before they begin in order to perfectly cultivate a bonsai tree. A great deal of patience is required to grow a bonsai tree.

First of all, you need rich soil and the proper containers to be successful. You also must know how to pick out an appropriate variety of plant before heading off to a greenhouse to acquire a bonsai. There are a lot of trees that are more suited to bonsai cultivation than others. You may wish to select a hardy and straightforward plant for your first attempt.

Choice of Trees

Japanese Snowdrop is among the most suggested beginner trees for bonsai gardening. It's hardy and grows exceedingly well in full sun outside. Care is simple if you water it well and make certain that its ball root system doesn't ever become entirely dry. This bonsai tree will require annual trimming in addition to regular observation of the roots.

Another great tree for beginners is the Japanese Pagoda. It is reasonably simple to maintain and grow. This variety of tree also flowers in season. The Japanese Pagoda will appreciate full sun with some partial shade. It does not like to be too hot or too dry, so it is important to keep the roots damp most of the time. It is important to ensure that the ball root system does not dry out completely for successful bonsai gardening.

Pointers for Bonsai Cultivation

You need to bear in mind that not all species of bonsai trees have the same preferences for watering and sun exposure. Make sure you are aware of the needs of your specific plant to be successful in bonsai gardening. Some trees need to be repotted regularly at least every one to three years. This helps to maintain the roots and keep them free from pests and other threats to their root system.

When you hear the phrase "training your bonsai", this refers to wiring the branches and twigs with special branch bender to keep them in place. A great deal of time, effort, and patience is required for this process, but the end result will be a beautiful bonsai tree.
About the Author
If you're looking for information on bonsai trees, you can find more articles by Sarah Duke at All About Bonsai Trees. Learn about the different varieties of bonsai, their care, the accessories you need, and more.
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