Most people have at least a dim knowledge of what a bonsai tree, is but only some comprehend that bonsai is truly a millennia-old art figure. A Japanese word, bonsai can literally be interpreted as “tray planting”, but it is much more than that. Creating and growing bonsai, an art that has distorted significantly eventually from is primary origins in Asia, needs not only artistic talent but a hard knowledge of gardening. Opposite to what is generally assumed, bonsai created in China, not in Japan.
After studying about bonsai from the Chinese, the Japanese then took in bonsai to their own culture and transformed the art to a form that had not yet been done in China.
Over the years, Japan promoted the art of bonsai even higher and changed it into an industry all its own. Bonsai are now well-liked everywhere and develop in a variety of countries, cultures, and conditions all over the world.
Growing a bonsai tree takes more than just planting a tree in a small tray. Growing bonsai needs intelligence of how to prune and shape the proper species of shrubs or trees to get the tree shape you wish. To begin growing a bonsai tree, you must first take a young tree or shrub to start with (good trees to prefer from for bonsai are Bottlebrush, Ironwood, Silly Oak, She Oak, Crepe Myrtle, and Fig). When deciding which kind of tree to use try to choose a tree that has many branches with which to work and a wide trunk. Also, search for a tree with leaves that are physically small and branches that start low to the ground.
Selecting the correct pot for planting is also essential but when you first plant your tree it should be put into a large pot or into the ground until it has reached adulthood. This will give the tree a chance to grow strong roots and in fact accelerates the growing process.
When the tree has achieved adulthood you can then remove it to the pot you want it to stay in. This final pot should be selected with care, making sure that it has drainage holes and that it is not a glazed pot because it will stop the tree from respiration. You should also concentrate to the colors and design of the pot in order that you are sure that it will balance your bonsai in its last form.
Before removing the plant, cover the drainage holes with some type of screen so the soil in the pot does not block the holes after you have finished watering. After you have removed the plant into its new pot, beautify the top of the soil with the stones or moss that you have chosen for this use.
Since a bonsai is not genuinely an indoor plant, you should form your tree before you bring it inside. The trunk of the tree and its branches can be shaped by using rope that has been wrapped around the trunk and the branches in order that the tree is made to adjust to whatever shape you are trying to make. The wire can be removed after the tree no longer springs back when the wire is set off. Permanent pruning and trimming will allow you to get and keep the shape you desire for your tree and will allow your arty talents to get full play.
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