Bonsai is: 1. Trees or shrubs, collected from nature, stores or sowed from seeds. 2. Kept year around, inside or outside, in a container. 3. Easy to maintain, provided substrate/soil, temperature, humidity and light that is natural for the tree. 4. A dynamic and rewarding combination of art & recreation.
Bonsai is not: 1. Japanese special kind of trees that are difficult to maintain.
Of all the 32 pots with seeds, 13 seedlings has made it. This is a quite satisfying result considering my non-scientific approach to seed germination regarding the different species. The three species that made it through were:
Acer Buergeranum * 3 (Trident maple)
Larix Kaempferi * 1 [maybe 2] (Japanese Larch)
Carpinus Koreana * 7
The rest of the seeds, 50 % of the original packages, will be sown in pots outside in a few days. I am aiming for natural scarification / stratification.
40 days ago i cut off 20 or so tips from bushes and trees around in the neighbourhood. Now they have been standing in a glass of water but only one species has produced roots. I think it is some sort of cotoneaster but Im not sure.
Three of my new mame pots.
A rock to stabilize the stick.
A miniplant with flowers that was picked up from IKEA a while ago.