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How To Start A Bonsai Hobby

Are you a nature enthusiasts who has been dying to nurture a bonsai tree that you’ve grown from a seed? Here’s a way to get you started.

By choosing to grow a bonsai tree from the seed you may complicate things for yourself as a beginner. The web video production of many experts in this field have posted their clips online. You may want to watch them to get you feeling confident to begin.

One web video production on Youtube spoke about stratification: Experienced bonsai masters put their seeds in a freezer to recreate the natural winter cycle that nature provides. In this process the seed goes through a period of germination. You can visit this article to find out more types of video production.

Once that process has finished, it is time for you to plant your seeds. The best season in which to plant them is autumn. This is when seeds usually grow naturally in nature.

Any tree that grows outdoors can be bosai-ed, provided it is given the right amount of care and attention that it needs in its smaller environment. You can bonsai a bougainvillea, a lemon tree, a fir or even a wild olive tree. 

As soon as the seed has begun growing, put it in a larger pot. This will give its roots enough room to grow as it normally would in the outdoors. Once the trunk has become strong, then only is the plant ready to be trained.

The plant remains in the big pot for the training period. Depending on the type of bonsai that you want to create, you can employ methods of wiring the roots and branches to achieve your bonsai goals. Don’t smother the plant by wrapping the wires too tightly.

There are different forms of art that the bonsai can take on: Chokkan, Moyohgi, Shakkan and Bunjingi. The first is a traditional bonsai with a straight stem and branches that grow out to the side horizontally, like the tree in The Karate Kid. The second honours the trunk’s natural way of growing, instead of training it to be straight. The third is also called the cascade method, and trains the tree’s branches to grown down toward the ground like a waterfall. This tree is usually displayed in a long pot eventually. And with the fourth method the tree is trained to have little or no branches, as the branches twist around each other to create a particular shape.

After the plant has been trained you can, trim the roots, and transplant to an appropriate display pot. Usually, its a five centimetre deep pot or, as in the third method, a long pot.