Bonsai trees offer unparalleled beauty that no other piece of art can really compare to. They are strong yet delicate, small yet larger than life and like snowflakes, no two are ever the same. This means that you never have to worry about having the same outside décor as your neighbor who is forever trying to keep up with you!
Bonsai is Not a Species
Contrary to what many believe, bonsai is not a specific species. As you will notice here at Outdoor Art Pros, there are both evergreen and deciduous varieties. In all actuality, any tree can be trained to remain dwarf size, even one that grows flowers and fruit! A good example is the Pomegranate bonsai that produces vibrant orange blossoms from June through October, followed quickly by fruit for the fall.
What Appeals to You?
Some people shopping for bonsai trees are drawn to the very traditional-looking varieties like what is offered by different types of Juniper. Outdoor Art Pros carries an array of Juniper bonsai tress including the 20-year Shimpaku Juniper, 7-year Green Mound Juniper, 10-year Green Mound Juniper, 7-year Green Mound Juniper and the 15-year Green Mound Juniper.
Looking for bonsai trees that are a little out of the ordinary? The Dawn Redwood Grove will quickly become a focal point in any outdoor living space. These deciduous trees were believed to be extinct for quite a long time until they were rediscovered in China in the 1940s. Today, they are one of the most sought after bonsai trees around.
A few other really different bonsai trees include the tropical-looking Hawaiian umbrella, the Sago palm and the 10-year Japanese maple. Yes, this is a true maple that will provide you with those gorgeous rustic colors that they are so well-known for.
Don’t Forget Accessories
One of the best things about bonsai trees is that you have a hand in the finished product. They do require watering, generally once a day and a quality fertilizer is certainly appreciated. Keep in mind that they are in containers that are so small that they don’t retain many nutrients so bonsai trees are happy to receive a good feeding now and then.
You will also need to make cuts and do a little trimming here and there too. Outdoor Art Pros carries all of the accessories that you need to keep your tree looking spectacular all year long. A few items you’ll want to pick up to maintain your bonsai trees include a branch saw, branch cutters, wire cutters and scissors.