Bonsai Hints and Tips #1 - Getting Started:
How do I get started?
How do I select a Bonsai - just for ME?
To have a small living
tree in a portable ceramic pot is a treasure for anyone. However,
some thought must be put into the initial selection otherwise your Bonsai
could soon become a hindrance.
Here are a few questions
to ask yourself:
do I want to keep my Bonsai?
Inside my home or on the
patio, next to the kitchen window, by the pond, with the other potted plants
in the garden, in a shady spot, in a sunny spot, in a dry spot or in a
tropical, hot spot?
sort of Bonsai interests me most?
There are many styles,
all requiring specific care and some are very difficult whilst others are
quite easy to grow and maintain.
I want to make my own Bonsai from scratch?
Is a Bonsai
Baby Factory something I'd like to make?
a Bonsai hobby is just like planning anything else.
are not difficult to create but can require special horticultural care
so that the tree is given the best conditions in which to thrive in its
is frequently the snag.
Every individual tree is
like a child. Every tree has its own habit and preference.
Although individual species have similar requirements such as full sun
or part shade, rich soil or poor soil, lots of water or moderate water,
it still comes down to individual habit. That is why a successful,
healthy Bonsai is so precious. Its keeper has learned its personal
Bonsai is ever a failure.
Every Bonsai is a wealth
of experience and enormous pleasure. Every new shoot, every new leaf.
Jot down your actions and care of your Bonsai Child. Take note of
its position in the garden, its drinking habit, its feeding habit, its
reactions and take a photo too!
Good luck and above all,
ENJOY your Bonsai....!