Growing on You - Zen Garden Bonsai Blog
How will you care for your bonsai over the winter? Generally, winter is a time to rest and just about every tree needs a period of slowed growth. Trees from a temperate climate have their rest period triggered by shorter daylight hours and lowered temperatures. Native trees can handle the cold but that is not the case for all bonsai trees, particularly tropical and subtropical trees
I’ve been tending bonsai plants for twelve years now, at first it started out of curiosity for the gorgeous little plants but then I fell in love with them – after some trial and error of course! My experience with bonsai has taught me a lot about gardening but also about myself .....
Your new bonsai – up until now- has been living in a greenhouse- Bonsai Heaven. It has grown in consistently high levels of very bright, filtered light and thrived in jungle- like humidity. So, unless you’re moving it into your own greenhouse, chances are things are about to change and in fact, after spending a few days in a box, that change has started.
Watering is the most difficult part of bonsai care. You can kill your bonsai by over watering or under watering. The only difference in the end is that generally, under watering will kill them faster.