Bonsai gardening is a method by which we can render scenery in a pot according to one’s tastes. However, even if you have some experience with bonsai, making landscapes calls for a different approach.
No matter where you live, being around greenery is good for the soul. Compassion for people and the entire planet is a sign of spiritual wealth. The significance of this feeling is valid.
Plants can teach us things like that. A bonsai tree is supposedly like a microcosm created from the tree’s intrinsic story or its form and shape.
When you start with a bonsai garden, you may think that growing these plants is challenging or time-consuming, but it’s far more straightforward than rearing dogs or kids.
Designing a Miniature Bonsai Garden
Bonsai gardens allow greenery to be incorporated into everyday living. Even in an urban home or apartment with little or no garden space, you can create a landscape in a pot and enjoy the greenery.
If you have a little plot, dead space, veranda, or any other space, however small, you can incorporate greenery into it in ways that support your ideas for bonsai landscapes.
4 Easy Steps To Make Your Own Bonsai Garden
1. Remove your azalea from its container and examine it closely from all directions. Tilt and manipulate it until you are happy with the angle at which you will finally display
and pot it. Then carefully remove the bulk of the plant’s rootball, trimming it neatly, so it fits inside your pot.
2. Carefully prune any unwanted branches – imagine how trees look in the wild and use that as the basis for your design. Bonsai expert Megumi Bennett says that the tips of each branch should only have two side shoots, so remove any extras. That way, they will end in a fork.
3. Place your bonsai in its pot. Wire your specimen through its rootball into the pot to secure it. Use thinner wire to work wires around its trunk and then around the smaller branches. Carefully shape the wired branches into your desired position.
4. Firmly backfill around the rootball using a bonsai potting mix. Make sure any air pockets are removed – Bennett uses a chopstick to do this. Brush away potting mix from the azalea to expose some more extensive roots.
You will need the following;
- A potted plant with characters such as an azalea, conifer, or maple
- A bonsai pot, bonsai potting mix, and decorative gravel and moss
- Specialized bonsai tools or a chopstick and secateurs
- Copper-coated wire of various gauges (thicknesses)
- Wiring your tree for the first few months of its new life will help train the branches to be gently pendulous and naturalistic.
- To dress up your bonsai, add gravel and moss top dressing.
- Water well and keep in a full-sun to the part-shade outdoor position.