Friday, October 15, 2010

Bonzai of the day / Juniper Bonsai tips!!

Oh hey there!

Well due to popular demand, I've compiled some of what I think are the best tips for caring for Juniper Bonsai
(Which is what I have). My most recent bonsai project has been a Juniper because they are great indoor or outdoor bonsais and quite frankly I think they look the coolest. Apparently they're kinda hard to take care of too, so if you're interested in starting a bonsai project or just looking for some extra tips, here you go!

..but first, check out this super rad juniper!


Tips:

- Never expose to freezing temperatures. Keep in a basement or garage during the winter season if the elements are too harsh and try to keep its temperature around a constant 40* F.
-Juniper thrive with plenty of fresh air and sunlight, so keep it outside or in a well ventilated sunny area. I personally have it in a dorm room and this will be its first year here so we'll see how it goes.
-The saying, "if some is good, more is better" cannot be applied in reference to watering your bonsai. Beginners have the tendency to over-water their bonsai plants. Over-watering causes Bonsai roots to rot. You should water your bonsai when the soil is nearly dry--but not completely dried out.
-Feed your bonsai with organic fertilizer every 2 weeks in the growing season and every 3 to 4 in the off season.
-enjoi!

Take care guys! Thanks for all the continued support!! : D

25 comments:

  1. That is beautiful I have always wanted a bonsai tree.

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  2. I dont think i would have the patience to grow one of those

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  3. I love bonsais but never had good luck growing them...

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  4. I want to start growing bonzais!

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  5. BONSAIIIII! jk. those plants are beautiful.

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  6. been thinking about getting a workspace set up in my garage

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  7. I wanna call that the Tornado Bonsai!

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  8. sweet, I'd love to get into bonsai tending, so thanks for the tips!

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  9. Awesome! I have a Juniper Bonsai back at home. They're really beautiful.

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  10. That one looks like something you might of seen in Avatar

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  11. thanks for the tips... I want to get one of these someday

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  12. That's one greatly trained bonsaiiii!

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  13. thanks for the tips! my husband has killed two of these already and he gave up, i'll direct him here. :)

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