Bonsai from seeds and tree seedlings

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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Spent an hour with a  kid & his granddad who came into the shop. We chatted about how to grow bonsai trees from seed. Its a long process and you really can’t do much with the seedlings until the trees get to about 3 years old. I suggested that it would be better to plant the seedlings out into the garden and let them grow on for a few years in order to build up the size of the trunks.

This led onto a discussion about “growing up” as opposed to “growing down”  as two separate methods of training bonsai trees. We’re always happy to spend the time talking about bonsai and spreading the knowledge to the next generation of bonsai artists. Growing bonsai from seeds takes the longest amount of time. Ultimately, it does give you the greatest control over the final image as it is possible to control how the tree grows right from the beginning. However, for the novice grower or as a first attempt at bonsai, it can be deeply frustrating. This is especially true if someone just plants the seeds and expects them in grow into a bonsai tree without any of the styling which is involved.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_facebook type=”standard”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_tweetmeme type=”horizontal”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_pinterest][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_googleplus annotation=”inline”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][mpc_vc_products_slider type=”recent” number=”3″ category=”14″ tag=”all”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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