Bonsai Trees, Bonsai Plant Nurseries and Tools
Including Bonsai trees, tools, Bonsai pots and Growing Bonsai. Bonsai starters, Juniper Bonsai trees and Japanese Bonsia ('Bonsai' is a Japanese pronunciation of the earlier Chinese term penzai). Information on Bonsai Tree care and bonsai pruning. Links to the art of Bonsai including advanced bonsai trees, bonsai classes and lessons, Bonsai Trees and Books, Bonsai Supplies, Bonsai Growers, Mail Order Bonsai & Bonsai Clubs.
Bonsai Tree Plant Profile, Bonsai Types, Bonsai Style and Growing Bonsai
What is Bonsai?
Bonsai, in Japanese means tree and pot, originating in China in the 1600s bonsai has developed into a world wide artform. So can any tree grown in a pot be considered a Bonsai? Not if we take into account the Japanese concept of mochikomi, broadly translated to mean the process of the tree aging in the pot for 10 years or more.
Bonsai Tree Styles
Bonsai trees have 5 major styles, Moyo-gi, an informal but upright style. Shakan, a leaning trunk or slanting style which gives a feeling of a natural windswept tree. Kengai, in this style the trunk bends down sometimes even over the side of the pot, as if weighed down by snow, or grown on a cliff. Hokidachi, a fan like style, often symmetrical. Bunjin-ji, a style that is a representation of the ideal form of a tree.
What Plants and trees are suitable for Bonsai ?
Technically any plant that will withstand root pruning and and cutting back, and then can cope with a very small growing space (a bonsai pot) can be turned into a bonsai. Pictured (right) is a Bonsai from a Malus (Crab Apple)
Repotting Bonsai Trees and Plants
Two types of repotting are required. The first to refresh the growing medium, the plant can be repotted in the same pot after it is washed and cleaned. The second is if the Bonsai plant is getting to big for the pot, it starts to look out of proportion, or even gets top heavy, reach for a larger pot. Look for a specialist Bonsai Potting Mix.
Is Bonsai an indoor plant or an outdoor plant?
Well no plants are really indoor plants, some just cope better than others. Provided good ventilation, light and proper care Bonsai do well inside. However they also benefit from some time outdoors. Your local Bonsai club is a great source of information on this.
Bonsai Tools and Pots
Bonsai Tools range from bonsai shears and branch cutters to bonsai pots and wire for training branches. Both Japanese and Chinese Bonsai tools are availble for sale online in Australia. See suppliers listed below.
ONLINE BONSAI TREES TOOLS, POTS AND SUPPLIES for SALE
Our team's aim is to meet your needs with well-priced quality bonsai trees, finished and pre bonsai, as well as bonsai pots, tools, with the advantage of buying from the comfort of your own home. We carry the widest possible range of bonsai needs and at great prices! You won't be disappointed.
Bonsai Trees, bonsai tools, bonsai pruning and care.
RED DRAGON BONSAI FARM - Ph. 0755939916 Mob0418183330
238 Currumbin Creek Rd. Currumbin Gold Coast, 4223
We carry a full range of bonsai trees, finished and pre bonsai, as well as bonsai pots, tools, and also run classes in bonsai pruning and bonsai care once a month.
BONSAI NORTHSIDE NURSERY - Ph. (07) 5498 7093
15 Devine Court Morayfield Queensland 4506
Everything for the hobbyist including advanced stock, bonsai trees, lessons on bonsai pruning and bonsai care, workshop days, free demonstration days, established bonsai.
B for BONSAI - phone 0426 210 771
BONSAI ISLAND - phone: 03 5956 6388 fax: 03 5956 6388
BALCONY BONSAI - phone: 0415 148678
ROCKY PEAK BONSAI phone: 0404098089
BONSAI AT THE BAY - phone: 0244418005
THE DEFINED GARDEN BONSAI STUDIO - phone: 07 5531 7772 fax: 07 5531 7772
LEDANTA BONSAI NURSERY - phone: 0419185818
BUYABONSAI.COM.AU phone: 07 5576 1705
BONSAI AUSTRALIAN GROWER - PH/Fax (07) 38033060
BONSAI WORLD - phone: (07)5530 5425 fax: (07)5530 5425