Indoor and Outdoor Bonsai Trees and Bonsai Tools
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Bonsai... a Japanese word meaning "tray-planted," bonsai refers to the art of training drawf trees and growing the miniaturized trees in pots or containers. Bonsai trees are dwarfed by pruning roots and branches to create an artistic sculpture. Whether you are interested in raising Bonsai trees as hobby or profession, Bonsai Tree Source has everything you need to succeed including artificial Bonsai trees, seeds, trees, pots, tools, and useful articles and tips.
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Lime Sulphur is a premium sterilizer, jin and shari preservation solution imported from Japan. Used for jin and shari to prevent rotting and to brighten and lighten dead wood color. Apply in mid day with a brush. Do not dilute. Protect the pot and all surfaces from drips and run-off. Apply twice a year one month apart. Repeat for two years and as needed for the woods preservation. As with all chemicals, extreme caution should be used.
The Italian Cypress or Mediterranean Cypress is a great indoor bonsai tree which can be grown singularly or in groups. Originally found in the eastern Mediteranean area, this bonsai is susceptible to the cold which means that either you must bring it indoors during the winter or grow it in a fairly warm climate. They feature fine green/gray foliage which actually grows in flattened sprays. They also grow "cool looking" tiny elongated brown cones during the year, something that is somewhat rare in bonsai.
In caring for your Bonsai, knowing when to water is essential to the successful maintenance of the tree. Whether you are a beginner or expert, a moisture meter is a vital tool and should be used to take the guess-work out of watering. We use them every day. Great for bedding plants as well as all houseplants.
This dwarf Juniper from Japan is the most popular evergreen in the U.S.A. When we think of a traditional bonsai and what they should look like, we think of a "Juniper Procumbens Nana". They are very hardy, long-lived and tolerate many adverse conditions. This is an excellent tree for the beginner.