Bonsai In Japanese Gardens

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Hi,

Thanks for reading my Japanese gardens blog.

Bonsai in Japanese gardens is a BIG subject, so I thought you would find it useful for me to post stuff on the subject over the next few days. Growing and nurturing bonsai trees is a popular hobby with many people around the world- you can have them indoors or outdoors. The skill is in the shaping of the trees, and that is one of the major factors that makes Japanese gardens so unique.

One of the most popular trees for Bonsai is the Maple- particularly the Japanese Maple and The Trident Maple and that is what I am going to concentrate on over the next few days on this blog.

Maples are very tolernat of pollution and this is ceratinly true of The Trident Maple (Acer buergeranium), this makes it easy to grow in cities and towns wherever you live in the world. The Trident Maple doesn’t like frost and needs good protection, it is hardy and it’s roota have a high moisture content which in frosty climates can be a bit of a disadvantage.

Simple protection can be achieved by covering the tree in straw or putting it in a greenhouse during cold spells. In the summer find a nice sunny spot with  a little late afternoon shade.

Tomorrow I will post on the Japanese Maple and Bonsai.

Have a good day and don’t forget to find out more about Japanese gardens go to: www.japzengardens.org

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