Growing Japanese Bonsai Trees for Bonsai Gardens

Written by Christopher Chase

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Don’t keep anything that competes withrepparttar décor ofrepparttar 113441 garden or distractsrepparttar 113442 attention ofrepparttar 113443 viewers away fromrepparttar 113444 garden. In your bonsai garden, you can plant clumps of Fargesia nitida, a pretty clumping bamboo. Japanese maples are also ideal and they can be transplanted into containers as well. In order to make your bonsai garden look more natural, you can put some moss overrepparttar 113445 soil beneath your bonsai tree that will look like real grass. To promoterepparttar 113446 growth of your bonsai, you have to rewirerepparttar 113447 bonsai every year and trim its center roots after one year.

Things to remember about Japanese Bonsai trees

When you see a bonsai, you must remember that it is a Japanese expression that refers to an artificially miniaturized potted plant or collection of plants, which are cultivated to recreate a natural scene. Generally, a twelve inches tall bonsai having an outcropping of strong roots can giverepparttar 113448 appearance of a very old tree.

Likewise, a symmetrical crown adorningrepparttar 113449 top of a straight trunk can providerepparttar 113450 impression of a stately and ancient shade tree. The Japanese people possess centuries old dwarf trees and hand it over torepparttar 113451 next generation as their living heirlooms.

About the Author: Christopher Chase is a respected Bonsai enthusiast. He is the author of dozens of articles on the subject of Bonsai, subjects include Shohin Bonsai, Bonsai and Suiseki and Bonsai Art.

Asthma Friendly Gardens

Written by Thomas Leo Ogren

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Make your garden a fun, stress free zone. Be sure to have a few comfortable garden chairs to sit in, and a little table of some sort is always good too. Wind chimes, bird feeders, and birdbaths can add greatly to your enjoyment and cost little. A beautiful, pollen free, allergy free, asthma friendly garden can be justrepparttar place for healthy children, and a great place for anyone to relax and enjoyrepparttar 113440 great outdoors. For more advice on low allergen gardening, look up allergy free gardening onrepparttar 113441 Internet, or go to your local library and read some books on this new important subject.

Tom Ogren isrepparttar 113442 author of five published books, including: Allergy-free Gardening, Safe Sex inrepparttar 113443 Garden (Ten Speed Press), and Whatrepparttar 113444 Experts May NOT Tell You About: Growingrepparttar 113445 Perfect Lawn (AOL Time Warner Books). Tom has an MS degree in Agriculture-Horticulture, taught landscape gardening for twenty years, owned and operated two wholesale-retail nurseries, and in northern Minnesota was host ofrepparttar 113446 popular Public Radio call-in gardening show, “Tom Ogren’s Wild World of Plants!” Tom (Thomas Leo Ogren) has published hundreds of articles on health and gardening. His work has appeared in diverse publications such as South Africa’s Veldt and Field, in Women’s Day, Alternative Medicine,repparttar 113447 Burpee Seed Catalog, Sunset Magazine, Landscape Architecture, Der Spiegel, The London Times, The Seattle Times, The Washington Post, and evenrepparttar 113448 Jerusalem Post. He has also made numerous appearances on HGTV and his work wasrepparttar 113449 focus of two made for TV documentaries, one byrepparttar 113450 Canadian Discovery Channel. Tom has been interviewed on National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition and his groundbreaking research was featured on The CBS Evening News. He is a frequent lecturer for garden clubs, arboretums, civic groups, hospitals, medical groups, Master Gardeners, and professional associations of landscapers, landscape designers, writers, nursery people, arborists, and urban foresters. He has become well known for his fun, high energy, highly informative, unusual and provocative talks. Tom is a member ofrepparttar 113451 Professional Landscape Designers Association, andrepparttar 113452 GWA,repparttar 113453 Garden Writers of America. Unlike many well-published authors, he still tries to answer all of his own email. You can contact Tom through his website, at:

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Thomas Ogren is the author of Allergy-Free Gardening, Ten Speed Press. Tom does consulting work on for the USDA, county asthma coalitions, and the American Lung Associations. He has appeared on CBS, HGTV and The Discovery Channel. His book, Safe Sex in the Garden, was published 2003. In 2004 Time Warner Books published his latest: What the Experts May NOT Tell You About: Growing the Perfect Lawn. His website:

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