I believe that bonsai trees are one of the most unique small ornamental trees that you can buy. You will really like everything there is about bonsai trees. It is also one of the best stress relieving products that you can have in your home. They are an ideal activity for starting a new hobby.
The art of bonsai is telling a story through living illusion. What you are trying to do as an artist through your own personal expression, is to produce a healthy miniature representation of a tree. Junipers are very good for this type of artistry.
Beginners and students (you are a student when you take this art form up as a hobby) all have the same concern: the ability to grow and maintain a healthy plant.
- bonsai tree for beginners
- indoor bonsai trees
- For outdoor trees the most popular choice are juniper bonsai trees. Although it is classified as a outdoor tree, junipers are grown indoors with a great deal of success. Large and small, juniper trees are very hardy, long-lived, and tolerate many adverse conditions. This is an excellent tree for the beginner or as your first tree. see our catalogue they are sold and shipped direct from the nursery.
Your goal is to control the amount of stress that a plant will take and still remain healthy. You do this through practice of being able to know how much is too much, and how much is too little. When it relates to controlling the amounts of air, water, soil, sun, nutrients, temperature and pruning. Using just the right amount of water is the hardest to get right.
A brief note about bonsai history
The art of bonsai was spread by Buddhist monks who wished to bring the “outdoors” inside their temples. From old paintings and manuscripts, we know that container trees were being cultivated by the Chinese around 600 AD, but many feel that potted trees, were being grown in China as far back as 500 or 1,000 BC and then appeared in Japan during the 12th century.
The Chinese have always loved flowers and plants, and the country is naturally endowed with a rich diversity of flora. The Chinese also had a passion for gardens. In fact, many of these gardens were on a miniature scale and included many miniature trees and shrubs, planted to reinforce the scale and balance of their landscapes. They believed that miniature objects had concentrated within them certain mystical and magical powers.
The development of Chinese and Korean ceramics played an important role in the development of bonsai as we know it today. Without the development of beautiful Chinese containers, bonsai trees would not have been admired as much as they have been. Bonsai literally means “tree in a tray.” The tree and container must form a single entity. Even to this day the most desired containers for the finest Japanese bonsai are often antique Chinese containers.
Chinese bonsai is still very much in the ancient tradition, and often appear “crude” to the uninformed. On the other hand, the Japanese styles are more pleasing and naturalistic. The Japanese trees are for the most part more refined and better groomed. Both types have their own individualistic charms and admirers.
In the post World War II era most of the bonsai seen in the United States and Europe are Japanese in origin. The monopoly that Japan has enjoyed until recently is coming to be shared with a number of other countries, although the quality of Japanese trees continues to be of the highest quality.
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I found it hard to find more information on where to buy or who had a good selection. I thought someone else would appreciate the information. I was getting disappointed in shopping at my local garden centers because they did not have a very large selection available. BonsaiBoy of New York has a much bigger line of products, the only problem I have encountered is that sometimes the product wasn’t available anymore. What I have done here is check first to see if it is in stock so that you are not disappointed in ordering.
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