The Ancient Art of Bonsai

By Hugo Rep | The practice of bonsai is sometimes confused with dwarfing, but dwarfing generally refers to research, discovery, or creation of plant cultivars that are permanent, genetic miniatures of existing species. Bonsai does not require genetically dwarfed trees, but rather depends on growing small trees from regular stock and seeds. Bonsai uses cultivation techniques like pruning, root reduction, potting, defoliation, and grafting to produce small trees that mimic the shape and style of mature, full-size trees.

Bonsai on Postage Stamps: Republic of China (Taiwan).

<b>"Eighteen Scholars"</b><br>(Set of four, issued August 20, 1984)<br>Of historical importance because these are<br>based on the Northern Song Dynasty (960 - 1126) …

Top 10: Greatest Bonsai Trees.

One of the things I like most about Bonsai is the fact that it is a living art. Bonsai trees change over time as well as through the seasons.<br>Fall …

Bonsai Care: What to consider when looking after your plants.

Bonsai plants care is a job which needs to be done on a regular basis, and cannot be taken for granted. Bonsai trees are generally very delicate. …

A Guide To Bonsai Leaves.

Here are the leaves of a number of common plants that you may find in a bonsai nursery.<br>1. Japanese black pine (Pinus<br>thunbergii)<br>2. Short needled …

An Introduction to Bonsai: History, Cultivation and Size Classifications.

Contents: [hide]<p>Bonsai is the art of aesthetic miniaturization of trees by growing them in containers.<p>Originating in Chinese pen-zai, Japanese bonsai …

Coussin's guide forms a lovely and thorough introduction to the ancient art of bonsai.

The book <b>"Bonsai School</b> was in my mailbox two days ago. The best thing I can say about the book is that after just a couple of pages I started saying …

Attracting birds to the garden.

A gardener's relationship with birds is one of mutual benefit.<p>The gardener provides for a few of the birds basic needs, and the birds help to keep …

When should you fertilize a bonsai?

<b>What is a Fertilizer?</b><p>Fertilizers can be characterized by the selection of nutrients they contain, by the compounds or forms, and by the origin of the …

Bonsai seasons: Spectacular Fall colors.

One of the things I like most about Bonsai is the fact that it is a living art.<p>Bonsai trees change over time as well as through the seasons.<p>Fall …

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l genere Ficus appartiene alla famiglia delle Moraceae ed era già conosciuto ai tempi degli antichi romani, tanto che la propria denominazione …

Il Ficus Retusa è il bonsai da interno per antonomasia e si adatta a quasi tutte le condizioni ambientali.

<b>l genere Ficus appartiene alla famiglia delle Moraceae</b> ed era già conosciuto ai tempi degli <b>antichi romani</b>, tanto che la propria denominazione affonda …

The blog’s top ten most popular posts January 2015 from The Ancient Art of Bonsai.

<b>1.-</b> <b>The Bonsai Pottery of Peter Krebs.</b><p>“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” - Samuel Beckett. This is the motto …

La coltivazione del faggio a bonsai è particolarmente indicata, soprattutto nello stile a bosco.

<b>Di indubbia grande antichità geologica, il Faggio</b>, appartenente alla famiglia delle <b>Fagaceae</b>, è diffuso con solo una decine di specie nell’emisfero …

Il meglio di Hobby Bonsai nel mese di Gennaio 2015.

<b>1.-</b> <b>Il ficus di Formosa è il bonsai da interno per antonomasia.</b> <br>Il genere Ficus appartiene alla famiglia delle Moraceae ed era già conosciuto ai tempi …

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Il genere Ficus appartiene alla famiglia delle Moraceae ed era già conosciuto ai tempi degli antichi romani, tanto che la propria denominazione …

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Il genere Ficus appartiene alla famiglia delle Moraceae ed era già conosciuto ai tempi degli antichi romani, tanto che la propria denominazione …

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Il genere Ficus appartiene alla famiglia delle Moraceae ed era già conosciuto ai tempi degli antichi romani, tanto che la propria denominazione …

The blog’s top ten most popular posts July 2014 from The Ancient Art of Bonsai.

<b>1.-</b> <b>The Bonsai Pottery of Peter Krebs.</b> <br>“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” - Samuel Beckett. This is the motto …

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L’Evonymus è una pianta talora a foglie decidue, talora sempreverde con aspetto arbustivo, appartenente alla famiglia delle Celastraceae. È un genere …

Pattern Recognition in Judging Bonsai.

Can you tell the difference between a conifer and a broadleaved tree just from looking at an image? Sure you can, any child can do this. Can you tell …

The Bonsai Pottery of Peter Krebs.

<i>“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” - Samuel Beckett. This is the motto that forever drives Peter Krebs. This</i> …

The blog’s top ten most popular posts June 2014 from The Ancient Art of Bonsai.

<b>1.-</b> <b>The Bonsai Pottery of Peter Krebs.</b><p>“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” - Samuel Beckett. This is the motto …