Starting a Bonsai
The supermarket can be a good place to buy bonsai starter material as long as we remember that the trees are being kept indoors, so, as soon as you see them on the shelf, make your selection and buy.
- Mick's Bonsai Shop, Books, Trees, and Accessories - Bonsai
Great bonsai stuff from Amazon UK
- Writelink ... many writers ... one community - Trident Maple Bonsai
The Trident maple (Acer buergerianum) is a small tree native to eastern China; it attains a maximum height of about 20m (60 foot) and a maximum trunk diameter of about 50cm (1 foot 8 inches). As its common name suggests, its leaves are three lobed; t
I will plan for next spring as the tree develops throughout this growing season; the important thing is to maintain a vigorous, healthy tree. Water in well and then keep evenly damp for the first month, protect from the sun during the hottest part of the day.
After the first month, if all seems well, give a general purpose feed once per week until the end of July then transfer to a low nitrogen feed until the first week in September
Do not bring indoors during the winter, it will need some protection, a sheltered area of the garden, the floor of an UNHEATED greenhouse, or just under the bonsai bench with a sheet of polythene draped over the front to protect from freezing wind.