Bonsai Gardening For Beginners

sm AN1_9055 Hinoki Cypress  Chamaecyparis obtusaHave you ever seen a bonsai plant? It looks like a miniature tree; in fact, it can even be as small as your hand! Bonsai is the Japanese art of creating growing tiny trees in a type of tray. As far back as the 1100s, there has been evidence of Japanese people cultivating miniature trees. Over the centuries, they developed many ways to perfect this art. They are very pretty to look at and even more fun to grow. There are many special techniques and methods that must be used when growing a bonsai. With some careful planning, even you could try growing one of your own! Want to get started? First check out some of the resources below to find out more about the history of bonsai and how to create a bonsai AN1_9079 228 Japanese Maple, Acer palmatum

 The History of Bonsai Gardening

A Brief History of Bonsai  Read about where bonsai originated and learn about some basic care tips.

Bonsai and Penjing Trace the origins of miniature potted plants through the centuries.

Origins of Bonsai Terms Learn the meanings and origins of many words associated with bonsai.

How to Make a Bonsai Garden

A Step by Step Guide Follow an easy guide, illustrated with photographs, on how to turn a bush into an artsy bonsai.

Different Types of Bonsai See how to choose the best plant for your bonsai garden.

Pruning a Pine Bonsai Bonsai pines require slightly different pruning techniques. Find out how to select the right buds, pluck needles and trim shoots.

General Bonsai Care  Learn how to properly care for your bonsai, whether it is located outdoors or indoors.

Common Bonsai Questions Need to know more about bonsai? Have a look at these common questions and answers regarding bonsai gardens.

Questions on: Bonsai Answers from bonsai expert Ron Smith.

Bonsai Display 101 Information on different ways you can display bonsai trees, and what these different displays mean.

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