• . If you shut your eyes and imagine what you can hold . in your . hands there would be thousands of things….……..but what about a tree ?.. • Therefore, the object is not to make the tree look like a bonsai. ID: 227430
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If you shut your eyes and imagine what you can hold
hands there would be thousands of things….……..but what about a tree ?.
• Therefore, the object is not to make the tree look like a bonsai
………………but the bonsai look like a tree.Slide3
• Nursery stock
directly from a nursery, or from a garden centre or similar.
• Commercial bonsai growers
, which, in general, sell mature specimens
suitable bonsai material in its original wild situation.Slide4
selective removal of leaves (for most varieties of
or needles (for coniferous trees) from a bonsai's trunk
the trunk, branches, and roots of the tree.
branches and trunks allows the bonsai designer to create the
general form and make detailed branch and leaf placements.Slide5Slide6Slide7Slide8
using mechanical devices for shaping trunks and branches.
new growing material (typically a bud, branch, or root) into a
area on the trunk or under the bark of the tree.
which can provide short-term dwarfing of foliage for certain
be regular and must relate to the bonsai species' requirement for dry, moist, or wet soil.
occur at intervals dictated by the vigour and age of each tree.
been developed for the specialized requirements of
• Soil composition and fertilization
must be specialized to the needs of
bonsai tree, although bonsai soil is almost always a loose,
mix of components.
• Location and
when the bonsai is
outdoors as different species require different light conditions. It is
to note that few of the traditional bonsai species can survive
a typical house, due to the usually dry indoor climate.Slide11
bonsai is a tree kept small enough to be container-grown while otherwise fostered to have a mature appearance.
most prized proportions mimic those of a full-grown tree as closely as possible. Small trees with large leaves or needles are out of proportion and are avoided, as is a thin trunk with
aesthetics discourage strict radial or bilateral symmetry in branch and root placement.
• No trace of the artist,
designer's touch must not be apparent to the viewer. Shaping the tree, or wiring must leave no permanent marks on the branches or bark.Slide13
• Bonsai containers
are usually ceramic pots, in a variety of shapes and colours and may be glazed or unglazed.
• Unlike many common plant
bonsai pots have drainage holes in the bottom surface, allowing excess water to escape the pot.Slide14
• The holes
with a screened with mesh to prevent soil from falling out and
hinder pests from entering the pots from below.
• Pots usually have vertical sides,
so that the tree's root mass can easily
removed for inspection, pruning, and replanting.
• Bonsai pot shape
, colour and size are all complement the finished tree.Slide15Slide16