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Bonsai Tree Drawing
Throughout the years, the Chinese and Japanese have been growing bonsai trees. With the word spreading to Europe and then the United States, we now see bonsai just about everywhere. These miniature trees are truly beautiful and a real joy to grow. In home across the world, you will often see people trying to capture the essence of bonsai in a number of ways. For example, they may actually grow a live bonsai or simply decorate the home with an Asian influence whereby a bonsai tree drawing adorns the wall. Many of these drawings are so incredibly beautiful. Whether using the bonsai tree drawing alone or hung on a wall with a live bonsai on a nearby table, you can create an environment of tranquility and peace, something bonsai stands for.


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Bonsai Grape Tree
One of the exciting aspects of growing bonsai trees is the wide selection of tree species. Depending on whether you plan to grow indoor or outdoor bonsai, you have choices of deciduous, evergreen, and so on. However, a magnificent choice is the bonsai grape tree, which is available in a number of species. For example, the Wine Grape Bonsai tree is simply stunning. The interesting thing about this tree is that the older it becomes the more magnificent it looks. For this reason, artisans will work for more than 10 years to cultivate and train these trees.


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Artificial Bonsai Tree
Try as they might, some people simply do not have a green thumb or the time to grow a live bonsai tree. Still wanting the beauty of this Japanese tree, there is another option in the form of an artificial bonsai tree. In fact, many of these replicas are so realistic that telling them from the real thing is difficult. Therefore, if you have always wanted to try your hand at bonsai but for one reason or another find you cannot succeed, then perhaps an artificial bonsai tree is the ideal solution for you.


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Bonsai Tree Gallery
Although growing bonsai is an amazing art form, something that most people find to be relaxing, other people love this type of tree but simply do not have adequate time to dedicate to growing and training. For these people, they can still enjoy these miniature trees through a bonsai tree gallery. Today, with the growing popularity of the bonsai, you will find museums, art galleries, and even online websites that have created amazing exhibitions for people to enjoy.


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Bonsai Tree and Tattoo Art
The Japanese culture is one of the most amazing in the world. This culture is a beautiful balance of ancient history, romance, and art. Because of this, western civilizations have been mesmerized and inspired, eager to capture some of what the Japanese people portray. With samurai warriors, daimyos, shoguns, and a rich, diverse history, you cannot help but fall in love with the country and all that it can teach. Although many incredible things are associated with the Japanese culture, three that people tend to gravitate to include the Japanese garden, Japanese tea, and Japanese bonsai trees.


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Old Bonsai Tree
Experts have known for years that bonsai trees, when cared for properly, can live a very long time. However, when you talk about an old bonsai tree, archeologist from the University of Chicago made an incredible discover in 2000. While working with the government of Tibet and exploring many of the ruins of the ancient Tibetan monastery, they found what is believed to be a 1,500 year old bonsai tree.


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Bonsai Ficus Leaf Willow
The bonsai ficus leaf willow is just one option you have when it comes to growing and training this miniature Asian tree. Although you can choose from a number of styles, the root over rock is one of the preferred. This type of tree is also called the Mexicana Ficus, which is a tree with elongated, light green leaves that looks similar to the weeping willow tree. The bonsai ficus leaf willow thrives in all types of lighting conditions, just one reason it is a favorite. Considered a tropical, indoor plant, this willow tree is great for people just getting started since it is easy and fun to grow.


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Chinese Bonsai Tree
When looking around for the best tree to grow bonsai, you will discover that you actually have a number of great choices. However, one of the top choices is the Chinese Bonsai tree. With a magnificent appearance and the ability to train in many styles, this tree is one of the most popular choices and for good reason. For starters, you might consider the Chinese Flowering White Serissa, which is also known as the 'Tree of a Thousand Stars'. The leaves of this tree are relatively elongated and spoon-shaped with wonderful, shiny leaves. The Chinese bonsai tree is also a twiggy tree, one that will grow tighter as you shear it. Best of all are the white, trumpet shaped blossoms. While you can choose a number of styles, the full upright canopy is by far the most beautiful.


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Outdoor Bonsai Tree
In addition to growing miniature bonsai for indoor enjoyment, some people prefer the miniature or larger outdoor trees. With this, you are still growing the same species of tree, using the same preferred style, but on a much larger scale or in a different environment. For indoor bonsai, you would commonly use tropical trees, which work well in an indoor environment or if you prefer, can be placed outdoors during the late spring or summer. The outdoor tree would generally fall within two categories - evergreen trees, which would include pine and juniper, or deciduous trees, which are trees that lose their leaves in the fall and then become dormant, followed by springtime rebudding such as elm. With outdoor species, you can plant them directly in the ground or keep them in containers.


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Chinese Elm Bonsai Tree
While there are many excellent tree species for bonsai, the Chinese Elm lands near the top. This particular tree is native to East Asia and can grow outdoors up to 60 feet tall. As a Chinese Elm bonsai tree, of course, the tree is trained to be miniature in size. The bark is mottled with a dark gray color that is mixed with cream and red coloring. The nice thing about the Chinese Elm is that it remains semi-evergreen, as long as kept indoors. However, if you grow this tree as a larger outdoor bonsai then it would be deciduous.


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Beginner Bonsai Tree
When it comes to growing a bonsai tree, many people will shy away simply because they believe this type of project is simply too difficult. The truth is that you could choose a beginner bonsai tree and enjoy growing and training this amazing type of miniature tree, finding it relaxing and addictive. In fact, many people trying bonsai for the first time find they are hooked. The key to not becoming overwhelmed is choosing the best beginner bonsai tree so you can get the hang of this art form without taking on too much. Once you have spent a little time growing the bonsai, you will find it not difficult although growing bonsai does require some level of dedication and effort.


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How to Prune a Bonsai Tree
When growing bonsai, one of the keys to success is pruning. In this article, we will discuss how to prune a tree so you can have an amazing specimen, one that people marvel over! Keep in mind that different species of trees are suitable for different styles so learning how to prune the right way is essential not just to appearance but to the overall health of the tree. What you will find is that function and form walk a fine line when it comes to bonsai, requiring a perfect balance of science of growth and art, something that takes time to learn.


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Preserved Bonsai Tree
If you love the art of bonsai and want a way to keep this natural beauty in your home for years, then you might think about a preserved tree. Interestingly, these trees are truly amazing only no watering, fertilizer, or trimming. One of the best options is a preserved tree that is made of real juniper tree. These trees have been carefully shaped by masters of the art, then preserved using a 100% natural process. In fact, this type actually has the feel and smell of a live plant. However, you get all the advantages of an artificial bonsai without anyone being the wiser. Family and friends will be so impressed at the hard work you put into creating such an amazing specimen and only you will know.


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Bonsai Starter Tree
Although getting started growing bonsai can be a little intimidating at first, with the right information and a little trial and error, you will soon be a pro. The art form actually got its start in China, although most people believe it originated in Japan. Regardless, there is something magical about growing and training a miniature tree. The key is to choose the right, starter tree so you have success. In this article, we will give you several options to consider. Each is distinct and beautiful. Again, the trick to being successful in growing your starter tree is to learn the proper care and then enjoy the process. It takes dedication and patience but the result is well worth the investment.


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Bonsai Fruit Tree
While most people have heard of bonsai trees, there is still a large number that are unaware you can train a bonsai fruit tree, which is an actual standard fruit tree that has been trained to grow miniature. The fascinating thing about this type of bonsai tree is it produces fruit, edible fruit, just small. Some of the more common choices include lemon, tangerine, apple, fig, peach, lime, and cherry. The key when growing a bonsai fruit tree is that you want to choose the species of tree that will grow best in the part of the country where you live. Obviously, if you live in Montana, Vermont, or other cold states, then citrus trees such as lemon and lime will not do well. In addition, some types of apple and cherry trees do not grow fruit properly in some areas with mild winters simply because they require long periods of cold temperature. Therefore, when you get ready to choose a bonsai fruit tree, you can work with your local nursery, bonsai grower, or gardening center to choose accordingly.


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Bonsai Tree Art
People who have become involved with growing bonsai, whether as a part-time hobby or for professional show, find this to be an excellent outlet for relieving stress from everyday life. What people quickly discover is that this is not just growing a plant but actually art. Unfortunately, many myths are wrapped around the hobby that make new growing enthusiasts confused. For starters, it is not a genetically miniature or dwarfed plant or tree. In addition, growing and training these trees is not harmful nor is it cruel. The truth is that when given the right amount of water, food, and light, a well-maintained specimen can live a long time, often being passed down from one generation to the next.


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Bonsai Cherry Tree
Are you thinking about trying your hand at bonsai but have no idea the type of tree to choose? If so, we might recommend you think about the cherry tree. If you have ever been in Japan or states in the United States where cherry trees grow, then you know the beautiful bloom and sweet fragrance when in bloom. The cherry tree is an excellent choice with results of a miniature tree that has small blooms if grown indoors or a smaller tree with larger blooms if grown outside. In this article, we will talk about the proper care for the cherry tree to ensure your project is perfect.


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Bonsai Tree Delivery
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 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 tree delivery.


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Beaded Bonsai
While many people would love to own a magnificent bonsai, not all can. For example, some people find they simply do not have a green thumb, or the patience and/or time required for the training. What happens is that these individuals give up on owning one, choosing an ordinary houseplant instead. Although a these are not a live plant, you will find some on the market today that are so well made that no one would be the wiser. This is a new art form that creates plants and trees that look incredible. The art of bead flowers actually started back in the 15th century when people would gather and save discarded beads and wires from dressmakers.


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Ficus Bonsai Care
If you have decided to try your hand at growing a bonsai tree, you are in for a real treat. While it takes a little time and patience to learn how to grow bonsai, the results are truly incredible. As you begin your search for the perfect tree, you will be faced with all types of options. For example, bamboo is a nice option that is reminiscence of true Japanese gardens. Then, you have the Braided Monkey Tree that is referred to in many Asian cultures as the 'Bringer of Good Fortune'. When it comes to a great starter tree, this makes an excellent choice that is easy to care for and tolerant. Another option for is a Jade tree, which makes an exceptional specimens. Coming from South Africa, this plant is hearty and boasts succulent, green elliptic leaves and a thick trunk.


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Caring for Bonsai
While growing and training bonsai does take some knowledge, skill, and patience, too often people shy away from even trying their hand at this art form, believing that caring for them is much too difficult. In truth, once you understand the fundamentals for care and training, you will be surprised at how much easier it is than initially thought. As more and more people discover what this art form really entails, we see the popularity increasing. If you are just getting started, or perhaps a friend gave you a starter tree as a gift and you find yourself completely clueless, the first thing you need to do is determine if your plant is a tropical or subtropical species. This will help you determine if the plant is an indoor plant or one that should be grown outdoors, typically, the hardier option.


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Bonsai Tree Meaning
You might have heard about them but like many people, are simply not sure what the true bonsai tree meaning is. In this article, we wanted to answer that question while showing you some of the benefits of growing your own beautiful trees. Bonsai actually showed up in China more than 1,000 years ago, although at that time, they were on a small scale and called Pun-Sai. With this, a single species would be grown in a pot. In addition, these earlier species often had sparse foliage and very, gnarled, rugged trunks that often resembled animals such as birds and dragons. Some people thought the early specimens were grotesque while other people realized the true meaning of peace, harmony, and all good things.


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Bonsai Tree Nursery
For people just starting out growing bonsai, one question is commonly asked, 'Where do I start'? Many people will tell you that they spent hour after hour in the local library or purchased a stack of books about bonsai only to feel more confused than ever. If you are interested in creating a magnificent tree, we suggest you locate a nursery who can answer all your questions while also guiding you through the buying, growing, caring, and training phases. Bonsai does require some skill and a good deal of patience so why torture yourself, making it harder than it needs to be. Just like you, the professionals at a good nursery have a passion for this art form and therefore, are not just willing but eager to help.


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Japanese Maple Bonsai
Growing bonsai trees are an exciting way to put your true creativity to the test. When getting involved with this art form, you will quickly discover that you have so many choices, which can make the process a little confusing. One excellent tree to consider is the Japanese Maple, which is easy to grow, hardy, and the outcome truly, amazing. The Japanese Maple is officially called Acer Palmatum, which is again, a great candidate for this type of miniature growing. This particular type of tree generally shows both juvenile and adult characteristics. While in the wild they can grow to great heights, if pruned and trained, they can be maintained as a small tree, perfect for bonsai.


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Bonsai Tools
Although you do not need to run out and buy a stock of special tools for Bonsai growing, unless you want, you do need some basic tools to do this right. As your interest in the hobby (or to some of us, the obsession) grows, you'll no doubt want to add to your 'kit' of essential tools. Crafting beautiful trees is more art than science, but still requires the proper tools to shape and mold your bonsai into your vision. Many tools have been produced over the years specifically for this kind of work. Most (if not all) of these tools can be purchased in most parts of the world via the internet.


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Bonsai Palm Tree
One of the most beautiful and fun trees (plants) to grow for bonsai is the bonsai palm tree. These miniature trees have a tropical flair and are unique compared to what most people expect from a bonsai. For the most part, a bonsai palm tree is easy to grow, whether from a starter or from seeds. Generally, this plant requires moderate lighting, cooler temperatures, and gentle care. They seldom have problems with insects, use standard houseplant soil, and when watered and fertilized correctly, will live for years, a great bonsai to pass down within the family.


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Bonsai Soil
Bonsai trees have a long interesting history and because of their beauty, they have continued to be a popular hobby for people all around the world. Although growing a bonsai does require a lot of patience and certain skills, which can be learned, the result is worth the special care and time invested. To be successful in growing these miniature trees, certain things are essential. For example, exact watering, the right level of humidity, the right type of pot, and of course, bonsai soil, which is different from standard plant and flower soil.


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Bonsai Tree Care
When it comes to proper, bonsai tree care, three primary things stand out – water, soil, and the pot in which the bonsai is grown. If you have interest in growing and training a bonsai, then we believe you will find this article to be very helpful in the success. When bonsai are taken care of, you end up with a magnificent work of art that will live on for years. In fact, there are numerous stories of bonsai being passed down through generations, just by understanding the tree species and the right way to provide bonsai tree care.


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How to Trim Bonsai
To grow a bonsai tree, you need to start with the right type of tree. From there, you need a small pot or container, a humidity tray, training wire, bonsai soil, fertilizer, and then tips on how to trim a bonsai tree according to the style you prefer. In this article, we will provide you with some easy-to-follow tips so you can grow a magnificent bonsai tree to enhance your home or office. Remember, unlike what you might have heard, trimming and training bonsai is not difficult. With a little understanding, some practice, and patience, you will be amazed at how enjoyable it is to work with your tree.


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Growing a Palm Bonsai
Although there are many wonderful species of trees for growing bonsai, one that seems to attract the attention of many is the palm. In fact, the palm tree is one of the most popular but also the most expensive of all houseplants. The palm leaves have a lovely, tropical look, making this the perfect addition to any home. Growing a palm bonsai is not difficult although some people think it is. With so many different varieties, and a type of plant that handles controlled temperatures and limited light quite well, you could easily enjoy growing a palm bonsai for years.


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Bonsai Tree UK
When the bonsai tree left Asia, it made its way to many other countries to include the United States and the UK. In fact, bonsai trees in the UK are very popular for the many wonderful shapes, sizes, and styles. As with other countries, you can choose from young starter trees or kits to large, full-grown trees. While there are many beautiful choices, bonsai trees in the UK often lean toward the Japanese and British specimens, which are of the highest quality. In addition, you will have a wide selection of pots, tools, soils, and accessories to go along with your bonsai tree.


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Bonsai Tree Maintenance
Unfortunately, too many people choose not to try bonsai growing because they believe it is too difficult. While growing and training a bonsai tree does take some dedication and effort, the beauty it provides is well worth the time. In this article, we will talk about bonsai tree maintenance so you can see for yourself what all is involved. More than likely, you will be surprised that caring for a bonsai tree is not much more than any other houseplant or hobby.


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Bonsai Tree Care Instructions
If you have been interested in buying and growing bonsai, this article will address some of the bonsai tree, care instructions to give you an idea of what is involved with this type of hobby. Bonsai trees are literally miniature plants grown in pots. With training through pruning and trimming, these trees can be shaped into a number of styles that add beauty to any home or office. Interestingly, bonsai tree, care instructions are not difficult and the results worth any effort given.


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Bonsai Oak Tree
People interested in growing and training bonsai trees will often choose a juniper or conifer, which are beautiful. However, another great option for bonsai is the oak tree. This particular type of tree grows from Europe to the Caucasus to Scandinavia to Asia Minor and North Africa. Because the bonsai oak tree tolerates high seasonality from subzero temperatures to mild summers and even drought, it is a popular choice. In this article, we will talk about a couple of the most popular bonsai oak trees to give you an idea of your options.


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Bonsai Juniper Tree Care
If you were interested in trying your hand at raising a bonsai tree, you will quickly discover that you have a huge selection of choices. However, one of the most popular types of trees is the juniper. This miniature tree produces lush greenery, and is low growing. Additionally, the juniper can be grown successfully indoors or outdoors. In this article, we will discuss bonsai juniper tree care so you can grow and train a magnificently beautiful tree.


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Best Bonsai Tree
Although there are numerous species of trees to consider when growing bonsai, if you want to get involved with this type of art form, chances are you want the best bonsai tree to work with for your region and personal preference. First, if you were just starting out, then we would recommend you consider the Hawaiian Umbrella Tree. Because this particular type of tree can stay indoors all year long, it looks like a houseplant and is easy to grow. However, keep in mind this is just one example of many trees that would be considered the “best bonsai tree.”


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Bonsai Bonsai Tree (Like it So Much I Said it Twice!)
Today, more and more people are becoming interested in bonsai, bonsai tree growing, which is the training of a miniature tree. Although bonsai started in China where it was known as Penjing, it made its way to Japan where the name Bonsai was established. The name Bonsai, for bonsai trees, translates to “tray planning” because they are grown in trays or small pots. The tree and the pot are believed to form a harmonious unit whereby the shape, color, and texture of the two become one, complementing, and enhancing each other.


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Bonsai Orange Tree
If you are thinking about getting involved with growing bonsai or if you have already enjoyed this art form for years, one tree that makes a magnificent addition to any collection is the bonsai orange tree. Unfortunately, the orange tree is too often overlooked for the more traditional tree. This particular type of bonsai grows to about 19 inches tall and is available in six wonderful species. Some of the bonsai orange trees are very full with wonderful orange fruit while other bonsai orange trees are small with dainty branches. Regardless, this species of tree makes a perfect bonsai.


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Bonsai Pine Tree
While there are many different species of trees that make excellent bonsai, one of the favorites for many is the Pine tree. For this particular tree to succeed in growing, it does require certain attention. First, the bonsai pine tree needs full sun. What happens is that if the tree is not getting adequate light, the needles will start to extend. Instead, you want the needles to remain short, which is where sunlight helps. Another concern specific to the bonsai pine tree is that they are actually very tolerant of temperatures. In fact, this tree can handle cold down to 68 degrees although they will also do quite will up to 86 degrees. Therefore, if the tree is growing outdoors and not covered with snow, just make sure that the tree is not in a place to receive too much wind or it will dry out.


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Bonsai Tree Article
As you will discover in this bonsai tree article, this type of tree is exciting to grow and aesthetically pleasing. Although bonsai first began in China as Penjing, the form of creating magnificent and unique trees made its way to Japan where the name was changed to Bonsai. These tiny trees are meticulously shaped through ongoing wire training, pruning, trimming, and repotting. Although they are the same species as what you would find in your own backyard, they are designed so small that they will fit beautifully on a coffee table or on the corner of a desk.


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Bonsai Tree Exhibit
If you have never seen a bonsai tree exhibit, we highly recommend it. Bonsai, which is the art of taking a tree and training it to be small and impressive, dates back thousands of years where it first began in China but eventually made its way through Korea to Japan and then on to the United States. The bonsai’s beauty and mystery attract people who want to know more. From the pot to the trunk to the leaves to the overall style you cannot help but feel an almost reverence for the bonsai. In fact, many people believe these miniature trees hold some type of mystical power. We do know that the bonsai is representative of harmony, peace, and prosperity.


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Bonsai Tree Starter Kit
In addition to buying a bonsai tree that is already started, or one where you have to go out and buy the soil, the wiring, the rock, and everything that goes along with growing a beautiful bonsai, you have another option – a bonsai tree, starter kit. With a bonsai tree, starter kit, you will have every needed in one complete package. For example, the kit will include a glazed ceramic pot, copper training wire, soil, usually a conifer mix, fiberglass drainage hole covers, multi-colored rock, humidity tray, plastic plant marker, a healthy plant, commonly a three-year-old Juniper, and even a small figurine and instructions for potting, training, and maintenance.


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How to Grow Bonsai Trees
Bonsai originated in China about 1,000 years ago but was later developed by the Japanese. This particular style of growing trees has become popular in many parts of the world, being both a spiritual and artistic form. Bonsai, pronounced as “bone-sigh” is a Japanese word meaning “tray-planted” or “tree in a pot”, which refers to dwarf trees or to the art of training and growing the miniaturized trees in containers. By simply placing a tree in a tiny pot does not make it a bonsai tree. Instead, the overall artistic effect is of great significance in growing bonsai trees. Bonsai are dwarfed through pruning the roots and branches, wiring the trunk and branches, and using other techniques to make the tree take on the look of a mature tree. Achieving a perfected bonsai is considered a great accomplishment.


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Mini Bonsai Tree
Although you can grow and style a bonsai between 19 and 48 inches tall, many people prefer the mini bonsai tree. This smaller size, which can be anywhere from 2 to 10 inches, makes the ideal gift or accessory for the home or office. With this, you have a choice of placing one or more bonsai on your desk at work, on a nightstand, coffee table, kitchen counter, and other places where space is limited. Just as with other larger type of bonsai, you can buy the tree and all the other required items separately, or choose a mini bonsai tree kit. For the kit, this would come complete with a book providing growing and maintenance instructions, a small pot, peat pellet, seeds or a young tree, scissors, copper wiring, miniature pebbles, and everything needed to get started.


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Oldest Bonsai Tree
The art of growing bonsai (bone-sigh) has been around since the Han Dynasty in China between 206 BC and 220 AD where it was called Penjing. Widely accepted as miniature landscaping in China, the bonsai soon made its way to Japan where the name was given that translates to “tray planting.” From what we know, during the Han Dynasty, an emperor created an entire landscape in his courtyard that consisted of valleys, hills, rivers, lakes, and trees to represent his empire. With that, he could gaze out over the empire from his palace window. The bonsai was a part of that landscape and it was said that anyone other than the emperor owning a miniature landscape would be put to death.


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Tea Tree Bonsai
Although there are many spectacular species of trees for growing bonsai, one of the most beautiful is the New Zealand Tea Tree bonsai, also called Leptospermum. This bonsai tree has a longtime reputation for being the ultimate in forbidden bonsai. The tree is beautiful, which produces gorgeous flowers that are similar to small wild roses that have spiky but small evergreen leaves. The bark of the Tea Tree bonsai has bark that quickly takes on an old and ancient appearance even though it generally takes a little time to thicken. While this bonsai tree is absolutely, beautiful, it can be difficult to grow, often dying before the style is achieved.


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Advantages of Owning a Juniper Bonsai Tree
Have you been thinking about growing a bonsai tree but have no idea what kind to get or where to even begin? Let us start with saying that the juniper bonsai tree is probably one of the easiest to grow, it is versatile, and has unlimited use in the sunny landscape. In addition, this type of tree provides great interest and color in the home and garden. The juniper bonsai tree offers a gift of life with an Eastern flare and has various varieties that will reach its peak of beauty the longer you own it. In addition to the Juniper having showy evergreen leaves that range from deep green to blue, it also has creamy white spring flower clusters that are quite showy, usually completely covering the plant with a slight, pleasant fragrance. A bonsai is an attractive addition to any home or garden, being popular to cut and use for flower arrangements.


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The Jade Tree Bonsai
Interestingly, many people never think of the Jade Tree as a good option for bonsai. While it can be trained, there are special considerations. For instance, the leaves are beautiful and succulent but because the stalks are extremely soft, they can be damaged easily. Therefore, if you decide you want to try training a Jade Tree bonsai, you will have to be extra careful and patient. As a member of the evergreen family that is native to South Africa, the Jade Tree is very hearty with a thick trunk. This particular tree is capable of holding large quantities of water due to the thickness of the leaves, which means you do not have to water as often as you might with other types of bonsai.


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Types of Bonsai Trees
Bonsai, pronounced bone-sigh, can be defined by breaking the word into two parts - bon, meaning tray, and sai, which means tree. Bonsai is a tree planted in a tray, also called a living miniature tree that increases in beauty and value as it matures over the years. There are many different styles of bonsai, including formal upright, informal upright, cascade, semi-cascade, raft, and literati. Bonsai trees range in size from miniature, small, medium, to average, and can either be small-flowered or small-fruit, but there are only two main types – indoor and outdoor. Even though there are two main types, there are still many different varieties. Having some knowledge about the indoor and outdoor bonsai will hopefully help you in choosing what is best for your lifestyle and enjoyment.


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Buying a Bonsai Tree Wholesale
Although most trees used for bonsai are not expensive, if you want to save money then you might consider buying a bonsai tree wholesale. Obviously, the key is to buy from a reputable company so the tree or trees you choose are healthy. You also want to look for variety and great customer support. Many of the top bonsai tree wholesale companies will offer great tress as well as accessories such as trays, misters, and so on however, some wholesale companies only offer a few options, which his not what you want.



 

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