Today, you can find quality bonsai
from a number of sources such as your local nursery, gardening center, and even
some retail and grocery stores. However, more and more people are enjoying the
benefits and convenience of the internet. Buying a bonsai tree from a reputable
online source typically allows you to save money since there is usually less
overhead and two, you can shop from home, or when the time is convenient for
you. While most online sources are fine, you do want to consider a few things
when ordering from the internet such as bonsai tree delivery.
Unfortunately, you will still find some online bonsai resources that do not ship
appropriately, which means you end up with a damaged or sickly tree. Instead,
bonsai tree delivery should include excellent packing in the right materials,
shipping during the right seasons, providing the buyer with easy to understand
instructions, and so on. You will even find some online bonsai growers that sell
kits to include the tree, soil, fertilizer, pot, tray, miniature decorations,
and full instructions. This type of kit is an excellent choice, providing you
with everything you need in one easy package.
When talking about bonsai tree delivery, we are talking about companies
understanding that many species of bonsai do not tolerate a trip from the east
to west coast via ground shipping. The reason is that this will take up to five
business days whereby the bonsai is not getting adequate sunlight, water, and
care. For this type of bonsai tree delivery, you want a company that will use a
carrier guaranteed to get the tree to you quickly and using the right type of
shipping truck. While you might pay a little more for this service, it is worth
it to receive a healthy plant so you can enjoy the art of bonsai from the
Another thing to consider in relation to bonsai tree delivery is that sometimes,
there are agricultural restrictions whereby bonsai cannot be shipped outside the
United States. When buying bonsai through mail order, you will find the plants
and/or trees broken down between temperate and subtropical. For bonsai tree
delivery, the subtropical species should never fall below freezing. In fact,
temperatures in the 40s can often be too much. On the other hand, the temperate
species of bonsai need to be cold during the winter months. While some of these
species can handle 40s and 50s okay, typically they need colder temperatures.
Therefore, before you buy your bonsai from any resource, make sure you choose
the right species for your geographical location. When talking to the customer
service about your bonsai tree delivery, make sure you are buying the
actual tree you see online and that they will ship it accordingly.
Unfortunately, some companies will use a stock photo of a great, healthy plant
that looks very different from what you buy. That does not mean your plant will
be unhealthy but it may not be as great as the one in the photo. Remember, any
company you buy from should be willing to answer questions and make suggestions.
If you do not feel comfortable with the company you are talking to, then you
might consider looking around for one that is better suited to you needs.