Three Common Myths About Bonsai Gardening

Three Common Myths About Bonsai Gardening

Posted by Bonsai Outlet on 17th Feb 2014

Myth #1: Bonsai is difficult

As soon as you have experienced one season as a bonsai enthusiast, you will have gained much of the essential horticultural knowledge to care for your bonsai – the aesthetics may take a bit longer.You can continue to educate yourself about the traditions of bonsai by going to bonsai shows, looking at trees in publications or viewing online sites. Explore how you can become a member of a local bonsai club. Within a few years it is possible to create and refine a plant started from a garden center into a bonsai tree that will bring you satisfaction and pleasure.Remember, each bonsai master was a bonsai beginner.

Myth #2: Bonsai are indoor plants

While Bonsai are often displayed and sold indoors, with some exceptions, bonsai are outdoor plants. Bonsai need sunlight and air circulation just like their full-growth ancestors.Their exposure to seasonal cycles of growth and dormancy [for most trees] are required to maintain health. Some species of tropical bonsai can be cultivated indoors year round; but these are the exceptions not the rule.

Myth #3: Bonsai are expensive

Without a hesitation, there are bonsai that are expensive. It is not unusual to see trees that are valued in the thousands of dollars.When you purchase a trained bonsai, you’re paying for the time and care invested in establishing, training and maintaining that bonsai tree.However, the beauty of a bonsai can be appreciated on any budget - from trees grown from seed or cutting to those purchased from your trusted bonsai nursery.

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