Category - Outdoors

Cleaning and Caring For Your Garden Tools

Any tools such as garden tools should be properly cleaned and taken care of to prolong their service and maintain their good condition. Here are some tips and guidelines on how to clean and care for your garden tools...

Ways of Collecting Bonsai

Bonsai is a Japanese word which literally means ‘planted in a pot.’ It is the art of artistic miniaturisation of trees by raising them in a container. The oldest identified alive bonsai trees are between 400 to 800...

The Five Main Bonsai Styles

Bonsai is the study of the artistic miniaturisation of trees, by developing them in pots or containers. Bonsai culture has developed specific styles in cultivating these trees. Many styles have evolved over the years in...

The Basic Requirements for Bonsai Soil

Selecting the appropriate soil in which to grow bonsai trees is an important factor in achieving the healthy development of a bonsai plant. Since a bonsai plant undergoes a special process to stay miniature, the area or...

Teacup bonsai (hobby and decorative display)

Growing bonsai is an interesting and challenging hobby that will keep you busy creating different styles and shapes. Being a healthy hobby, it is also therapeutic, relaxing, and one of the best gardening pastimes...

Spade

A spade is a hand tool designed to loosen soil, dig, divide plants, cut edges, and to smash clumps of soil. Typically, it is a broad flat blade with sharp lower edges that are curved or straight, attached to a T-shaped...

Pitchfork

A pitchfork is an agricultural tool with a long handle and thin, broadly separated pointed tines (or prongs) used to pitch or throw and lift loose materials like hay, grapes, leaves, dung, and other agricultural...

Re-potting – when, how, and why to re-pot bonsai

Bonsai is the word used by the Japanese to refer to growing miniature trees in containers or pots with techniques that follow the Japanese traditions. Cultivating a bonsai includes techniques for planting, watering, and...