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Important Considerations When Displaying Your Bonsai Garden

You’ve spent a lot of time on your Bonsai trees, now it’s time to learn the best way to show them off!

It Died – So, Now What?

It died so now what? You bought that flower or plant you’ve been wanting. You planted it, cared for it, but… it died. Now what are your options?

Choosing A Garden That Is Perfect For You

If you’re thinking about starting a garden, the first thing you need to consider is what type of garden you will have. There are many different choices and often it can be hard to pick just one, but hopefully you can narrow it down. But by narrowing it down, you’ll make the gardening experience easier on yourself and the plants. If all your plants are similar, then it shouldn’t be very hard to care for them all. So here are some of the main garden ideas for you to choose from.

Compost Pail

Compost pails are one of the most neglected parts of the whole composting process, yet they are an integral piece and one that is visited quite often. A few simple considerations make their use more satisfactory to the kitchen user and the composter alike.

Compost Tea

Compost tea allows the organic gardener to give his or her plants a great boost in growth. Plants get the majority of their food through their roots and always in a liquid form. Those dry compounds people use for fertilizers and for that matter, compost itself must have its nutrients liquefied to be available to the plants. Rain on the compost in the ground will work time and again but compost tea gives a lot more control.

Compost Bins

Compost bins make the whole concept of composting into a neater and more organized system. This may not be for you, but if it is then it is both simple and inexpensive. First consider the alternatives.

Compost Pile

Compost piles may be planned or they may just happen. In one very real sense the forest floor is a compost pile. Dig below the top half inch or so and you find compost formed and forming. What we think of as the compost pile is in its best form the carefully thought out imitation of what has been going on in nature since before the beginning of time.

Organic Compost

Organic compost is a redundant term. Compost is the decayed results of organic matter and is by its very nature organic. What is important to the organic gardener is the possibility of additives to the compost itself or to the materials that went in to making it.

Worm Compost

Worm compost or also called vermicompost, vermicast, worm castings, worm humus or worm manure is an effective and efficient source of nutrients for the garden. Making your own can be a rewarding form of recycling and composting and an educational experience for yourself and your children, if you have any.

Compost Tumbler

Compost tumblers can speed up and eliminate at least part of the harder work of fast or “hot” composting. The microorganisms that do the actual composting work can be considered the livestock of the compost ranch. Like all living creatures they have three requirements for survival, food, water and air. The compost tumbler allows for easier supplying of all three.

Compost Containers

Compost containers come in several general formats, compost pails, compost bins and compost tumblers among others. Each has its place in the composting process.

How to Make Compost

How to make compost is a central part of good gardening. Compost acts as a soil amendment loosening clay soil and allowing sandy soil to hold moisture while increasing fertility. It seems to have an influence on plant growth that is more intense than would be expected from its nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium balance. So the question is not if compost is good but rather how to make good compost.

Compost Maker

Compost makers are where you find them. This rather facetious statement refers both to the people who make compost and the methods they use to do so. People who compost can be thought of in three general categories, although they overlap significantly.

Homemade Compost Bins

Homemade compost bins can be as simple or as elaborate as you like. In fact it is not necessary to build one at all. Compost can be made quite well in a pile or a series of piles. On the other hand there are advantages to a bin or system of bins. They allow for a more organized systematic approach to composting, they look better than a loose pile and may be mandatory in some municipalities.

Spider Mites And Your Bonsai Tree

This article will discuss a common pest in bonsai trees, spider mites, and how to cure an infected bonsai tree.

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