Bonsais In The Yarden
|Olive bonsai tree, details unknown|
I ordered the book Bonsai4me: Bonsai Basics quite some time ago, and Amazon.com reminded me that I had already ordered it when I tried to order it again this evening. Amazon is so good like that. In keeping with the Bonsai timing, it is now a year plus later and the small olive tree is quite scraggly and out of control, but it has a great windblown lean to it. It even has a few olives. It's sad to think that I'll have to take some drastic measures on the little tree. I'm not ready yet...
What, Exactly Is A Bonsai?According to Wikipedia, Japanese Imperial Bonsai trees can be up to 80 inches tall. This is very workable. There are different styles to contemplate when forming your bonsai. According to the Bonsai4me author, bonsai trees are meant to be grown outside as much as possible and inside only as a protective seasonal option or for shows which last a short duration of time.
Caring For Your Bonsai
|"Driftwood" (Conocarpus erectus)|
This is a very exciting hobby to embark on. Now that we're digging into the actual details of the hobby, I'm looking at my avocado sprout a little harder. They make for great bonzai trees too!
If it works like the espalier training does, it could cause the trees to produce fruit earlier and in larger quantities (for the size). Let's keep our fingers crossed!