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Tips for Bonsai, Planting

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by Prema88, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Prema88

    Prema88 Senior IL'ite

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    Bonsai is actually two words, "Bon", and "Sai". The word "Bon" means "tray" and "Sai", "growing" or "planting". Therefore, the two words put together give you the translation of "tray growing" or "tray planting". When you say the word, "Bonsai" to people, they usually think of a type of tree. However, this art form is actually a way of growing many different species of plants and trees.

    Few tips::

    The first step is to learn how to minimize the size of the tree. This is done by pruning and wiring the parts of the tree carefully. Remember, you’re trying to constrict the size of the tree into the shape you desire. But you’ll still want it to look like a matured tree when it grows.

    2. Shaping the tree is a continuous process. In fact, you have to look after the tree from the start. A copper wire is good enough to use for the wiring. Carefully wire the branches with the trunk to get the desired shape you want. It’s important as well to keep the tree proportional. Make sure also that you’re using a container that’s the right size.

    Some more facts like the soil and the good temperature is required..

    Does anyone share some tips of Bonsai?

  2. Shireen88

    Shireen88 New IL'ite

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    Those are really useful tips if someone want to strt Bonsai in their own home.

    It is indeed not difficult but it needs a lot of care.

    You seem to have missed out this point..

    Changing your bonsai tree’s container from time to time is essential as well. This is especially important when your tree is still young. It is done to help the tree absorb more water and encourage further growth.

    Nice to see some one of same interest.

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