Beginners Guide To Proper Bonzai Care

Category: Uncategorized | By admin | August 10, 2013 - 12:00 am |

The art of bonsai tree growing has its roots in China and Japan. With proper care, these miniature versions of the trees found in nature grow for many years and enhance in beauty as they mature.

Bonsai trees thrive in sunny locations such as balconies and patios. The areas providing morning or afternoon sunlight benefit the bonsai the most. During winter times, when the temperatures reach below 40 degrees, the bonsai should be placed indoors near the window facing south. Northern exposure will require the use of (more…)

They Mythology And Lore Of Bonzai Plants

Category: Uncategorized | By admin | June 13, 2013 - 12:00 am |

Bonsai plants are famous for their small, intricate shapes and their exotic appeal. But did you know there’s a lot of ancient lore about the supposed magical powers of these tiny trees? Did you know that bonsai trees play a central role in multiple mythological tales of gods, monsters and heroes? Here are some of the most intriguing examples.

In ancient India, bonsai trees were believed to be inhabited by benevolent spirits. People would place them in the corners of rooms and on balconies in order to draw (more…)

Cultivating Meaning

Category: Uncategorized | By admin | April 13, 2013 - 12:00 am |

The bonsai tradition stretches back through time as a Japanese practice that is rich in beauty and symbolism. This unique use of foliage mirrors the splendor of the natural world by engaging people in cultivating some sense of balance that is present throughout our surroundings. These miniature trees do require a fair amount of attention for survival, however. Some specimens can require annual root washing while others can only survive in tropical climates. Many enthusiasts find themselves quickly collecting multiple trees that require space and specific amounts of sunlight. Growing and thriving collections of bonsais can thrive when they are placed in a greenhouse setting.

Specialized greenhouses can accommodate multiple environmental conditions, increase the space for growth, and make the regulation of sunlight a much easier task. Bonsai trees must be kept at temperatures that are above 40 degrees but below 90 degrees. They thrive in sunlight that is coming from the south at intensities that are equivalent to the morning and evening position of the sun. In addition, bonsais attempt to adapt to the environment in which they find themselves. Constantly fluctuating surroundings can inhibit growth or negatively affect the adaptation of the plant. A greenhouse is the perfect way to address these issues. Choosing the proper energy supplier from the Texas deregulated market can also keep operating costs low. First Choice Energy has worked with many enthusiasts to make a growing greenhouse an affordable endeavor.

Bonsai trees are not necessarily classified by the type of miniature tree. Instead, they are classified by the shape the caretaker cultivates. For this reason, many bonsais can fit into several categories based on their visual characteristics. The Shakan, or slanting form, has received the most exposure in the western world. This form is meant to represent resilience through the idea that it is a tree growing despite wind and harsh conditions. The Kengai form is one in which the trunk and leaves stretch down beneath the roots. They appear to droop as they grow. Kengai claims to be the most ancient of Bonsai forms, and it represents relaxation or contentment of the heart. Sharimiki forms are extremely visually intriguing. Typically, these forms are achieved with pine, cedars, or junipers. Part of the trunk is carved away to present an interweaving of life and death in one living organism. This process occurs naturally in nature. The name is also associated with the term “Jin” when referring to the tree’s deadwood. There many more classifications, each with their own visual characteristics associated with symbolic meaning.

Worldwide Recompilation Of Bonzai Plant Types

Category: Uncategorized | By admin | March 23, 2013 - 12:00 am |

Bonsai trees are quite the rage these days. People all across the world love the little tray-planted trees, and sometimes, grow them from scratch. The term “bonsai” means “tray planted”, and have been around for over a thousand years.

However, these plants need plenty of care. Here are some basic steps.

To begin, obviously, you need to buy a bonsai tree to keep. It’s best to select a tree that’s indigenous to your area, as buying a tree that isn’t will be more (more…)

Bonzia Plants For Stress Relief Therapy

Category: Uncategorized | By admin | June 17, 2012 - 12:00 am |

Sometimes, it can seem as if relieving one’s life from stress is an impossible task, but it doesn’t have to be. The simplest forms of stress relief date back to ancient times, where civilizations used nature and its natural environmental offerings as their main source for serenity. The sweet aromatherapy of tending to plant life, putting time and dedication into another living creature, and creating an aesthetically pleasing environment can be more therapeutic than most people might initially give credit for.

Tending to bonsai plants is a very healthy and perfect way to fill spare time, especially for a (more…)

Bring Life To Your Home With A Bonzai Plant

Category: Uncategorized | By admin | June 2, 2012 - 12:00 am |

Nothing makes a room look more inviting than greenery. People who like foliage but want something different are turning to Bonsai plants. These unique trees can be mastered by anybody and create a beautiful atmosphere in any home.

The Hawaiian Umbrella Tree is the choice for a anyone who is just starting to grow Bonsai. This tree doesn’t require a lot of light, but the soil needs to be kept moist.

A Ligusturum Bonsai is an evergreen plant that thrives in cooler temperatures and doesn’t need to be kept moist.

Probably, the most common (more…)

Types Of Bonzai Plants You Can Buy

Category: Uncategorized | By admin | May 30, 2012 - 12:00 am |

There is a nearly endless number of bonzai trees available. Here are a few of the more popular bonzai varieties.

Chinese Juniper, also known as Shimpaku or Juniperus chinesis, grows in an irregular mound-like shape. Its soft, dark green needles grow all year round.

Bald Cypress or Taxodium distinchum is a very slow-growing bonzai with feather-like foliage. This tree is said to be a good starter bonzai for beginners.

Another choice for a beginner is the Okinawa Holly bonzai, also called Malphigia coccigera, which is easy to maintain. It grows small pink flowers during the warmer months. (more…)

Different Types Of Tropical Bonzai Plants

Category: Uncategorized | By admin | May 27, 2012 - 12:00 am |

There are several types of Bonsai plants, some being easier than others to grow, these can be purchased at your local nursery or other large retailers that sell plants as well as some specialty shops. These types of plants can be grown either indoors or outdoors during temperate weather. Some of the most popular and easiest are the Ficus, this plant responds well to the frequent pruning required to keep a Bonsai’s shape. Others include the Jade plant, Mock orange, Boxwood and the Money plant. All these (more…)

Caring For Your Tropical Bonzai Plants

Category: Uncategorized | By admin | May 26, 2012 - 12:00 am |

The bonsai is a combination of art and horticulture, and no two plants are alike. With proper care, bonsai can thrive for hundreds of years becoming legacies from one generation to another. Contrary to popular belief, bonsai are not dwarf hybrids but are rather suitable small leafed varieties that grow naturally in the wild. The Japanese favor varieties such as bamboo, pine, plum and azalea for their bonsai artistic creations.

Tropical bonsai are outdoor plants and should be cared for in climes that accommodate the ability to grow them outdoors or in a temperature and humidity controlled greenhouse.Confused? (more…)

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