BONSAI TREES at Countryside Nursery - SIGN UP FOR WORKSHOPS BELOW
We have a large selection of beautiful Bonsai trees. If you have always wanted to learn more about the art, we have trees starting at $20. Junipers, Elms, Cherry Bush, Ficus and many more. We also offer larger trees for gifts ranging from $45 - $200.
We are a member of the Austin Bonsai Society and also a teaching garden including Bonsai workshops.
Bonsai "a tree in small pot" is an incredible art. You will fall in love with trees in general, you will see beauty in simple but complex curves and structure. It slows your busy life and calms your thoughts. We have students as young as 12 years old and they are amazing. It is your art.
- Sept 6 Tuesday 6:30pm - Basic Bonsai bring your tree
Basic care, including first lesson on wire and prune.
This workshop limited to 8 people with trees.
- Sept 29 Thursday 6:30pm - Intermediate Bonsai $20
Further knowledge on pruning and wiring.
Repot your Bonsai basics.
This workshop limited to 5 people with trees.
Come in and check out our Bonsai Trees in stock.
Don't Over-water and Don't Under-water
Water your bonsai tree until excess water seeps out of the bottom of the pot. To ensure that you are correctly watering your bonsai tree you should wait for the soil to barely start drying out. Misting your tree occasionally can provide the right humidity it requires.
Root Pruning and Branch Pruning
Root pruning should be done at the start of spring and only when the bonsai's roots have become grounded in the pot. Simply select the roots you want to keep and get rid of the bad ones. Branch pruning should also occur near the start of spring. Pick the branches that you wish to keep and careful remove the others. Follow your intuition and taste when sculpting your bonsai tree into different shapes.
Applying Fertilizer and Soil
Always purchase the highest quality soil you can as this makes a massive difference. Investing in quality supplies will provide proper nutrition for your bonsai tree.
Water soluble fertilizers should only be applied during the growing season and must be applied only when the soil is moist to optimize maximum absorption.