New to bonsai care, with questions.
Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 12:11 am
This weekend I bought a bonsai at a chinese moon festival. I've always been interested in the art of bonsai so I figured I'd give it a try. I know about general care of the tree. It's a willow leaf ficus, and I have so many questions. I've looked online in many places but they all want you to buy a book, so I decided to join a forum. Alright, as I said before, and with all of that out of the way, I know the general care and watering issues with my bonsai, but I don't just want to keep it, I want to make it grow, shape it, and transplant it. The man who sold it to me, told me to cut off the buds at the ends of the limbs, what does this do to my tree? I'm not sure if I have the correct part of the tree, or if he was telling me to cut off something different. Also when my bonsai plant has brown leaves do I pull them off as I would with a regular plant or let them fall off like they would naturally. Any tips on bonsai care would be much appreciated, and I'm sure I'll be back with so many more questions. (I also want to know about what tools are absolutely necessary to bonzai care and which are not.) Thank you and have a nice day.