In the previous section (Bonsai tree care) we investigated the basic techniques to keep your tree alive and thriving. Now let's look into a few more advanced topics.

Learn how to care for a Bonsai tree

Topics included in this section are choosing proper substrate and pots for your Bonsai, protecting them from infections and winter care. Let's get started.

Using the right soil mixture for your Bonsai trees is crucial. Soil is important to supply your trees with nutrients, but it also needs to drain properly, provide enough aeration and retain water. Though most (online) Bonsai shops sell ready-mixed soils, doing this yourself will save money and enables you to adjust mixtures per tree-species.

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A tree is a tree, a pot is only a pot. It does not become a Bonsai until these two are combined and form a harmony together. A large part of the art of Bonsai is the experience of a tree that has become detached from it´s ground bondage and now lives a life in a pot. It fascinates us.



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Like any other living plant, Bonsai trees can be infected by any kind of pest or disease. However, when your plants are healthy and cared for properly, the risk of infection is reduced to a minimum.

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During the autumn outdoor trees start preparing for the coming winter by hardening up new growth and (for deciduous trees- ) dropping leaves to reduce moisture loss.

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Online Bonsai courses

Bonsai beginners guide ebook

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