Another passion of mine is Bonsai. Although I have to admit that in the Bonsai world I am just a beginner bonsai, it is really addictive. So in the process of learning about bonsai I thought I would share some to the tips and interesting tit bits that I find with regards to bonsai.
The focus of attention for a bonsai is the trunk so it is one of the factors that all aspiring bonsai addicts work towards: trees with fat trunks.
Some pointers and ideas to do this are:
- You need to remember that the leaves are the food factory of the tree.
- Leaves manufacture and store food in the trunk making it grow.
An example would be if you took the same tree it would take
1 to 2 years to fatten in the ground.
3 years if you planted in a large pot and
10 years or more if you planted it in a bonsai pot.
In fact it may never fatten enough if planted too soon in a bonsai pot.
So plant your trees in the ground or use large training pots, fertilize every two weeks or repot it regularly if in a small training pot so the tree grows faster.
A tip: if you are planting your tree in the ground is to plant it in a colander.
As the tree will be contained but the roots will be able to grow through the holes.
Another unique idea found on the internet planting trees in tires.