Bonsai Trees for Beginners Series How to Care for Bonsai Over Autumn and Winter Care

Caring for you Bonsai over Winter is a critical part of ensuring the longevity of your Bonsai. See how to get it right! This Tutorial offers you a great check list of things to do for both for both beginners and experienced bonsai enthusiasts.

In this video Im going to show you how to get your trees ready for the end of Autumn and winter. music The first step is to work with the surface of your pot. Remove any weeds that you will have on it, brush down or clean off any dead leaves and other debris that we have collected over the Autumn on the surface of the pot. And then the next step is to start working with the nebari or the root structure. You start off by using a dibber to remove moss that's growing close to the trunk to expose the nebari so that it's allowed to dry and bark in which the appearance of the tree. If there is any moss on the trunk, you remove the moss on the trunk. You can use a brush or a tweezer. You then turn your attention to the branches. You start off by pruning the tips of the branches. If the branches have grown quite long, then you do the usual and you cut it back to three nodes for branches that have alternate branches or 2 nodes for branches that have opposite nodes. You may also need to wire some of the branches into position. Make sure that theyre in the best position for light and perhaps also a little bit aesthetically. Your next task is to prepare the tree for Winter so you give it a winter wash. I use a mild solution of soap and oil and vinegar. Your final step is to clean up the pot. I use a little bit of camellia oil to help my pot shine up well. And then ready the tree for storage. You can use a cool greenhouse and just leave it out on the outside. And that's how you look after or get ready your trees for Autumn and Winter.

Uploaded: 17/02/2015 Presenter: Mark D'Cruz Film by: Sandra Rychlicka
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