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How To Landscape With Bonsai Trees
Bonsai Trees

The Bonsai Tree

Bonsai trees are excellent for landscaping because of the varieties of shapes and sizes which can be accessible for different landscaping environments. However, bonsai trees are not intended for landscapes. They focus more on long-term cultivation and shaping of one or more small trees growing in a container. That being said, landscaping with bonsai trees can be difficult but not impossible. There are several factors to consider when creating a landscape suitable for a great display of bonsai trees. Such as, size, style, maintaining and caring for your bonsai trees, and adding other elements to compliment your landscape.

Types and Sizes
The first thing you must consider when attempting to landscape with bonsai trees are the different types and sizes you can use. There are five basic styles of bonsai trees. Which are upright formal with a straight trunk, upright informal curving, windswept or slanting, half-cascade, and semi-cascade. The easiest bonsai style to begin with is the formal upright. Being that bonsai trees mainly focuses on long-term cultivation and shaping of one or more small trees growing in a container, choosing a smaller size bonsai tree would allow you to grow it in a shallow pot. This minuter version can be added to a small garden that would add an accent to your garden while you practice the art of bonsai cultivation. You can also use larger bonsai trees such as maple, ficus, pine, juniper, willow, fig, sago-palm, or umbrella tree. These also can be grown in a shallow pot but also can be grown in free soil for a larger landscape area.

Theme
Once you have choosing your style and size of your bonsai tree you can begin to create a theme which you may use for your landscape. First you want to arrange your trees to create a great visual appearance. Though, there is no right or wrong way to design your garden creating a theme that tells a story is always best. After you have your arrangement setup you then can begin to add elements that compliment your bonsai trees such pottery, rocks, waterfalls and fountains. However, bonsai trees can also be grown indoors as well. This allows you to maintain your bonsai trees during extreme temperatures that may effect it.

Bonsai Tree Care & Maintenance

Now that you have your bonsai tree landscape together you must maintain it. A bonsai tree can blend in with the landscape around it, if it's left untrained, untrimmed, and unwired no matter how big or small in size. Besides, the art of bonsai trees is the training and trimming necessary to create a bonsai. However, smaller bonsai trees tend to need more attention and care due to their small potting and containers, they need to be watered more often and fertilized. For larger bonsai trees they have unique detail for maintaining them based on size style and age.

Cultivating bonsai trees first began in ancient China and was adopted by japan shortly after. Today, the word "bonsai" can refer to any tree that responds well to training to conform to specific shapes and designs. Though, a bonsai tree can be as small as one inch in height, it's masses can reach a full size tree. Being that the range for the bonsai tree is so large it is an ideal addition when landscaping because it fits well into any plot or size landscape or garden. Apply these tactics when landscaping with bonsai trees along with, training and caring, and you should have a beautiful bonsai tree landscape.

If you are looking for more information on how to get started with landscaping with bonsai trees, read How To Landscape With Bonsai Trees by Bonsai Tree Gardener - The #1 Guide To Bonsai Trees.

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