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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:10 am    Post subject: Watering Care Tips Reply with quote

Watering Care Tips For Bonsai Growing by Patrick Desnoyers

The most important aspect of a successful Bonsai gardening is the proper watering care given to Bonsai plants. Proper water supply and watering schedule could spell the Bonsai's continued life or caused their death. The lack of ample supply of water would cause the Bonsai plants to lose energy or dispose waste properly. Just like a human being, Bonsai plants need water to survive. Too much water will drown the Bonsai and too less water will cause the Bonsai to dehydrate. Bonsai artists should learn the proper steps and facts about watering Bonsai plants in order to become successful Bonsai artists or gardeners.

When providing water to Bonsai plants, there are two major things to consider. One is the amount of water to give to Bonsai plants. And the other is when to water the plants. When determining the amount of water to give the Bonsai plants, bonsai artists especially those who are new to the art of Bonsai gardening must not give too much or too less water. To know the amount of water to give the Bonsai plants, the Bonsai artists must know several factors about the Bonsai plants. These are size and specie of the Bonsai, size and shape of the pot, the soil mixture used and the weather conditions where the Bonsai plant is to be grown.

Smaller Bonsai waters need less water than bigger Bonsai. For Bonsais that are planted on smaller pot, less water should be supplied as compared to a Bonsai planted in a given pot since the water supplied is sipped in by more soil mixtures. Thus, the soil mixture dries up quickly.

The other factor to consider when caring for Bonsai plants is the watering schedule. The best time to water Bonsai plants is in the morning where the weather is colder. And the frequency of watering Bonsai plants depends on the season. During winter, Bonsai plants should be watered periodically to prevent the soil from drying up. During spring, summer or fall, Bonsais should be watered daily. During rainy season, the Bonsai artists must make sure that Bonsai plants, especially located outdoors gets ample supply of water from the rain.

Additionally, for better supply of water, watering containers should also be considered. As a general rule, use watering sprinkles which have holes that when the water passes through can create droplets that is similar to soft rain showers. Too much or too strong droplets will damage the soil mixture where the Bonsai is planted. And lastly, when watering the Bonsai make sure the water is completely drained to avoid over flooding the soil mixture. There are various water sprinkles available in the market that have built in holes that are specifically meant for watering Bonsai.
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 8:14 am    Post subject: Re: Watering Care Tips Reply with quote

Hello,
Bonsai, as with nearly all other types of cultivated plant, require moisture at their roots to survive. Without a continual source of moisture, the tree is unable to continue its life process, initially losing leaves, then branches and finally the entire tree can die.
There are several factors that affect 'drying time' and they are all interrelated. For example, Malus and Prunus can tolerate denser soils under optimum conditions because they grow so quickly that the roots soon colonize it. This rapid top growth quickly pulls the water out. I have to prune all the time of course, so when I cut them back to form a new trunk section, they are now too wet until the top grows back.
Keeping your bonsai watered while you are away from home has always been problem for enthusiasts. Pruning, feeding and general maintenance work can be left for a week or two without any detriment to your trees but watering has to be attended to on a daily basis. I have known a few enthusiasts who have refused to go on holiday during the growing season for fear of losing trees through lack of water!

If you to want to get more information about the respective or any other topic you can visit bonsaioutlet.com site. I have referred the sites to too many friends and they are highly satisfied with the service level of that company.
Thanks.
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