Monday, November 23, 2009

How to Grow Bonsai Trees : Avoiding Common Problems with Bonsai Trees

Learn how to avoid common problems with bonsai tree growing, in this free video.

Expert: Mike Hansen

Bio: Mike Hansen, owner of Midwest Bonsai, has been growing, caring, selling, and instructing others in bonsai care for years. Mike is an expert bonsai master.

Duration : 0:2:16

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Acer sp. - Maple Bonsai

Finally I have come to talk about my most adorable bonsai specie which is Acer sp. or Maple, which is from the fallen leaves trees class. The land of this tree is the northern hemisphere, with a cold or moderate climate of Europe, America and continent of Asia.
Maple has a trunk type look and does not grow tall. It has a good characteristic when we talk of bonsai: it has an intensive branching. There appears 2 powerful branches from each node. Acer sp. like the sun in almost of all cases, except some species which would appreciate a little shadow, but generally speaking it needs sunlight. Best of all for a maple suits a moderate damp climate, with no over watering, over heating, with minimal protection of cold weather and excessive hot and dryness summer. For a good developing of bonsai you should introduce some nutriments when watering in spring and fall, especially good for this are low dissolving nutriments.
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Monday, November 16, 2009

How to talk girlfriend into a bonsai tree?

From emailing:

My friend wants his girlfriend to get a bonsai tree for their new home. How can he talk her into it?

He goes out and gets a bonsai tree for the house and waters it himself, but lets her admire it from time to time.
He could also bring her the beauty of bonsai, by showing her some amazing pictures of bonsai which he adors most of all or/and try to involve her to admire when he is working on it.
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Thursday, November 12, 2009

How to Make Your Own Bonsai Tree on Plants + Study

Plants + presents

Plants Plus presents how to make your own Bonsai Tree. Enjoy!

(Japanese Version)
Duration : 0:7:11

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I’m trying to find an outdoor tree that looks like a bonsai and is about 4 feet tall. Any clue what it is?

From emailing:

I’ve seen some trees in the past that were in people’s front yards that were shaped to look like a much larger bonsai tree. I’ve been driving around and haven’t been able to see one.
Does anyone know what type of tree this is? I don’t think REAL bonsai trees grow that large, but I’m looking for a tree for my front yard about 4 feet tall that looks like a bonsai.
Any ideas, advice? Thanks for reading!

Sounds like a Japanese Maple to me. There are different varieties (growing to different sizes), but I think one of the smaller ones would fit the bill. You didn’t mention whether what you saw was evergreen or not. The Japanese Maple is not. I think they’re very pretty but have too much heavy shade to grow one. Look them up and see…. Read more!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Bonsai Trees Video

Video montage of some beautiful Bonsai Trees.

Duration : 0:3:56

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

How do you grow a bonsai tree the right way?

From email:

I am trying to grow a bonsai tree but I don’t know when to trim the roots and the branches and how much to trim. If you can please give me some tips and advice I would really appreciate it.

Make sure your bonsai tree gets at least 3 hours of sunlight every day. This is essential if you are growing your tree indoors.
Maleable wiring is used to give your bonsai tree the shape you want. For trimming and pruning, use a concave cutter — it’s a tool designed to prune the plant without leaving a stub. Shears, pliers, and branch bending jacks are other efective tools for pruning. Read more!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Do you have to soak bonsai tree seeds?

From emails:

I recently got my new bonsai tree seed, and I’ve heard you need to soak the seeds before you plant them. Is that true? I also will take any other advice anyone can give me, or websites with helpful information.

A bonsai tree is any type of tree pruned or manipulated to keep it small. I have never heard of such a thing as a bonsai tree seed? Sounds like someone trying to make a buck, suckered you in. You can buy a small bare root evergreen seedling from any good nursery and have a better head start on a bonsai tree. They will probably have a wide variety to offer too. Then go to the local library and get information on how to wire, prune and shape your little tree.

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