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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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Training Bonsai: Pruning and Bonsai Equipment

By definition, the perfect bonsai should have an aged-looking trunk and a vigorous growth of branches and leaves. The proportions of the tree should be similar to those of natural growing trees in the country or in forests but in … Continue reading

12. March 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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How to Make Bonsai Trees: Grafting

This method of propagation is based on joining the living tissue of two growing plants, which may be different, yet closely related, compatible species. The method allies the aerial part, or scion, to the stock growing in the ground. The … Continue reading

06. March 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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How to Make a Bonsai Plant: Air Layering

This is a completely artificial way of propagating, which oilers a number of advantages for bonsai creation. Well-formed plants can be obtained quickly but. Most important, the girth of its trunk is that of a much older established tree. The … Continue reading

04. March 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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How to Make a Bonsai Tree: Layering

The layering technique is similar to the technique of taking cuttings, in that it is based on the principle of producing spontaneous root growth from an existing shoot. However, in layering, rooting takes place without the cutting being separated from … Continue reading

02. March 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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Making Bonsai Trees: Taking Cuttings/Vegetative Propagation

This term is used to describe all the techniques by which plants are grown other than from seed. This means producing roots from growing branches. This category also includes grafting, although here, two plants are linked rather than root growth … Continue reading

27. February 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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Growing Bonsai from Seed

Growing Bonsai from seed remains the simplest and most natural method of propagation but by no means the most reliable. It also requires a great deal of patience, particularly with very slow-growing trees. It can take anything up to five … Continue reading

26. February 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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Bonsai Plants: Collecting Bonsai

Despite the ancient philosophical traditions of the Far East requiring one to find one’s own bonsai in nature, it is certainly far simpler (and so much more efficient) nowadays, to acquire one’s bonsai from an importer of established trees or professional … Continue reading

25. February 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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