Sunday, May 24, 2009

"How to Takecare of a Bonzai Tree"???

Bonzai is a Japanese word, but its roots are Chinese and are derived from the word “punsa”.

This word means “tree in a pot” The practice of growing trees in a pot was originally Chinese, but the practice of growing the Bonzai Tree was made into an art form by the Japanese when the concept was introduced to them about 5 centuries ago.

It was not until the early 1900s that the Bonzai Tree was introduced to the western world, but it soon became not only a popular hobby, but began to be considered a serious art form in horticulture by many people.

Today, there are Bonzai Tree displays and shows, as well as stores dedicated to the Bonzai Tree.
It is a common misconception that the Bonzai Tree is small naturally, but this is not true. The Bonzai Tree comes from the same seed as its larger counterpart, but is grown in a specific way to ensure that it remains tiny.

It is vital for the beginner to know that the main element to growing a Bonzai is pruning this is the technique used that allows the tree to stay small. Without regular pruning, the Bonzai Tree will grow to its standard height and size.

Bonsai Boy discount on 3 or more trees

Fukien Tea - Forest (carmona) - $ 10900.00
Native to the Fujan Province of China, the Carmona has small white flowers that can bloom at any time. The evergreen foliage is dark in color and small in size. Loves the heat and does great indoors. 11 tree group each 11- 42 years old. 45" tall. Potted on a slab 71"x45" as shown. Crated and trucked - $300.00.

Bougainvillea (bougainvillea ¦glabra┬¬) - $ 9500.00
In 1768 Admiral Louis de Bougainville discovered the vine that bears his name. Through the ensuing years, this Brazilian beauty has assumed its rightful place as one of the most popular, spectacular and most beautiful tropical plants. The vibrant red and pink color comes not from three small white tubular flowers but rather from the three large paper-like bracts that surround each flower, hence the nickname "paper-flower". Great bonsai for indoors. 68 years old. 40" tall. Trunk diameter 9.5". Potted in a 23" ceramic blue oval container as shown. Crated and trucked - $300.00.

Azalea (satsuki azalea) - $ 5400.00
Satsuki Azaleas are known for their prized flowers and small evergreen leaves. Hardy. Keep outdoors. 50 years old. 32" tall. Potted in ceramic container as shown. Crated and shipped via truck - $300.00

Hawaiian Umbrella Tree (arboricola schefflera)

Willow Leaf Ficus - Forest (ficus nerifolia/salicafolia)

Bald Cypress (taxodium distichum)f

Japanese Five Needle Pine (pinus parvifolia)

Ficus Cascade (ficus microcarpa)

Fukien Tea - Cascade - 37"x16"x19" (carmona)

Dwarf Golden Sawara Cypress-31"x28"x31" (chamaecyparis pisifera aurea compacta nana)

Dwarf Japanese Maple (acer palmatum 'kiyo hime')

Ficus Retusa ('nitida')

Ficus Tree (ficus benjamina "oriental")

Chinese Flowering White Serissa - Tree of a Thousand Stars (serissa japonica)

Weeping Copper Beech (fagus sylvatica 'purpurea pendula')

Ginkgo (ginkgo biloba)

Juniper (juniper procumbens nana)

Monterey - 20"

Sweet Plum (sageretia theezans)

Korean Hornbeam (carpinus coreana)

Sago Palm 28"x28"x28" (cycas revoluta) - $ 250.00
The Sago Palm is a long-lived exotic palm that tolerates neglect but thrives with attention. Adapts to indirect light or full sun and has a wide temperature range from 15 to 120 degrees F. A slow growth rate allows indoor specimens to remain in the same container indefinately. Treat as a cactus - water when almost dry and seldom fertilize. Great indoor bonsai. 35 years old. 28"x28"x28". Potted in an 18" ceramic black oval container as shown. Suitable 18"x13" humidity tray is recommended. To purchase add $13.95. Shipped via UPS ground - $95.00

Japanese Maple (acer palmatum)

Dawn Redwood (metasequoia glyptostrobides)

Pony Tail Palm (beaucamea recurvata)

Juniper (juniper procumbens ┬Ánana¦)

Japanese Red Laceleaf Maple (acer palmatum dissectum)

Ming Aralia (polyscais fruitcosa)

Japanese Black Pine (pinus thunbergii 'mikawa')

Heavenly Bamboo (nandina domestica 'firepower')

Rock Hornbeam (carpinus turczaninovii)

Brush Cherry (eugenia myrtifolia)

Hinoki Cypress - 14" x 13" x 19" (chamecyparis obtusa "compacta") - $ 175.00
The Hinoki Cypress is an evergreen conifer with flat deep green fan-like foliage. The leaves are edged with blue on the undersides. Pea-sized cones. Beautiful uncommon evergreen which is the smallest of the species. Not to be confused with Arborvitae. Hardy. Keep outdoors. 18 years old. 14"x13"x19" Potted in a 14" green ceramic fluted oval container as shown. Suitable 10.5"x14.5" humidity tray is recommended. To purchase add $11.95. Shipped via UPS ground - $49.95.

Preserved Topiary Globe Juniper 36 inch - $ 1001.00

Preserved Topiary Double Spiral Juniper 84 inch - $ 877.80

Preserved Topiary Spiral Juniper Tree 72 inch

Preserved Topiary Double Ball with Cone 72 inch

Juniper Triple Ball Topiary 66 inch

Bonsai Satsuki Azalea - 20 years old

Ivy Triple Ball on Stem Topiary 48 inch

Bonsai Trident Maple

Ivy Ball on Stem Topiary 36 inch

Preserved Topiary Single Ball with Cone 30 inch

Preserved Bonsai Double Monterey Juniper 11 inch-14 inch - $ 114.40

The roots of a Bonzai Tree have to be pruned so that it will remain healthy. By pruning the roots, it produces a small thick ball or pack of root that permits it to be transplanted to an appropriate container.

When pruning the roots, one-third of the roots are removed yearly so that new soil can be added and give space for new roots to develop.

The Bonzai Tree can grow to various heights. There are trees that are a few inches high and some grow much taller. There are no restrictions; it is only important that the Bonzai Tree is grown in a pot and attains the image of a full-grown tree as it would in nature.

In the beginning, growing these miniature trees may seem difficult, but it won’t take long before you learn the art form of the Bonzai Tree and find that you simply can’t get enough of these unique plants.

Bringing the exquisiteness of a Japanese garden into your home with the Bonzai Tree is a great way to add beauty and elegance to your surroundings. If you are looking for a new type of indoor plant, or simply a new hobby, consider the Bonzai Tree.