Growing Japanese Bonsai Trees for Bonsai GardensWritten by Christopher Chase
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Don’t keep anything that competes with décor of garden or distracts attention of viewers away from 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 over soil beneath your bonsai tree that will look like real grass. To promote growth of your bonsai, you have to rewire 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 give appearance of a very old tree.
Likewise, a symmetrical crown adorning top of a straight trunk can provide impression of a stately and ancient shade tree. The Japanese people possess centuries old dwarf trees and hand it over to 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 just place for healthy children, and a great place for anyone to relax and enjoy great outdoors. For more advice on low allergen gardening, look up allergy free gardening on Internet, or go to your local library and read some books on this new important subject.
Tom Ogren is author of five published books, including: Allergy-free Gardening, Safe Sex in Garden (Ten Speed Press), and What Experts May NOT Tell You About: Growing 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 of 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, Burpee Seed Catalog, Sunset Magazine, Landscape Architecture, Der Spiegel, The London Times, The Seattle Times, The Washington Post, and even Jerusalem Post. He has also made numerous appearances on HGTV and his work was focus of two made for TV documentaries, one by 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 of Professional Landscape Designers Association, and GWA, 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: www.allergyfree-gardening.com
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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: www.allergyfree-gardening.com