Category Archives for Bonsai Care

Suitable Containers for Miniature Gardens

THE first thing to be considered when planning a miniature garden is, of course, the type of container to be used. The shape and size may be anything you please, but as it is essential for the welfare of the … Continue reading

23. May 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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General Care and Maintenance of Bonsai

To keep them at the top of their form, Bonsai should be grown out of doors as much as possible. The Japanese keep them on tables in full sun from late spring until early autumn, but the sun in that … Continue reading

19. April 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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An Introduction to the Japanese Art of Dwarfing: Bonsai

Bonsai is the term universally used in Japan for the artificially dwarfed trees and shrubs which are an integral part of the domestic, artistic and horticultural life of that country. There it is unusual to enter any house, from the … Continue reading

19. April 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Bonsai Growing: Caring for Bonsai Trees

Bonsai plants and trees are not just another kind of indoor or balcony plant. They demand constant and repeated attention – which is the price you pay to maintain these magnificent collector’s plants. If you are unable to look after … Continue reading

24. March 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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How to Care for a Bonsai Tree in Autumn

Early Autumn Temperatures and sunlight are both slowly on the decline, however it is still necessary to keep an eye on the plants’ watering needs, as we can still get some very hot days in Autumn. Keep layered cuttings well … Continue reading

25. February 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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How to Care for a Bonsai Tree in Summer

Early Summer The end of spring is marked by intense growth of foliage, resulting from the great development of the shoots. This must be restrained by frequently inspecting the plants and pinching them even to the extent of pruning away … Continue reading

25. February 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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How to Care for a Bonsai Tree in Spring

Early Spring Early spring is a period of intense change for plants, it is a transition from the challenges of the winter weather to the much milder temperatures of spring. This can potentially be a very hazardous time of the … Continue reading

25. February 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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How to Care for a Bonsai Tree in Winter

Early Winter At the start of winter, all bonsai trees which are vulnerable to severe frost should have been taken inside the house or given some other form of protection from the cold weather. If you don’t  have anywhere to … Continue reading

25. February 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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Bonsai Tree Pests

  Like all plants, bonsai can fall prey to a number of parasites, which feed off the sap, at the expense of the tree. These pests benefit from the regular watering and health care given to bonsai. The following are … Continue reading

24. February 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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Bonsai Tree Diseases

This heading covers a number of problems which can affect the life of a plant. Causing it to wither and eventually die. We generally distinguish between fungal diseases, deficiency diseases caused by an imbalance in plant nutrients, and bacterial and … Continue reading

24. February 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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