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Ha gari

 - (Procedure)  
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HA GARI - Japanese term for leaf pinching.



Ha mizu

 - (Procedure)  
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bonsai_sprayer_01.jpg image HA MIZU - Japanese term for moistening LEAVES with water - or MISTING.



Ha zashi

 - (Procedure)  
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Ha ZAshi - Japanese term for leaf PRUNING.



Hachi-uye

 - (Tree Style)  
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Hachi-uye_Bonsai.jpg image HACHI-UYE - Tree size classification within the "Large BONSAI>BONSAI" category, measuring between 102 and 152 cms.  

Also referred in Japan as "6 Handed" indicating how many men it would take to carry it.



Hachiutsuri

 - (Other)  
Entry for Bonsai Hachiutsuri Other   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Hachiutsuri Other
Bonsai_Hachiutsuri.jpg image CHIUTSURI>HACHIUTSURI - Term used to describe the situation where the tree and the pot are in perfect harmony, each complementing the beauty and charm of the other.


Thanks to - Dan Barton for use of the image

Hagari

 - (Procedure)  
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HAGARI - Japanese term for pinching of e.g. branch tips



Handmade Bonsaipots

 - (Pot)  
Entry for Bonsai Handmade Bonsaipots Pot   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Handmade Bonsaipots Pot
Bonsai_pots_ian_baillie.jpg image BONSAI>BONSAIPOTS>HANDMADE BONSAIPOTS - Aims to provide a one off selection of Quality Hand Made BONSAI POTs. Each one is unique and can not be recreated. You will find Handmade pots created by: Bryan Albright, Derek Aspinall, Ian Baillie, Dan Barton, Gordon Duffett, Erin Pottery, John Pitt, Tongre Ceramics, Wallsall Studio Ceramics amongst others.


Thanks to - Ian Baillie for use of the image

Handmade-bonsaipots

 - (Pot)  
Entry for Bonsai Handmade-bonsaipots Pot   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Handmade-bonsaipots Pot
bonsai_handmade_bonsaipots_01.gif image BONSAI>BONSAIPOTS>HANDMADE-BONSAIPOTS - This site provides a selection of Quality Hand Made BONSAI POTs, each of which is unique.

Many pieces are Ceramic Art and can be enjoyed either with a tree in or in their own right for decorative purposes.

You will find Handmade pots created by: Bryan Albright, Derek Aspinall, Ian Baillie, Dan Barton, Gordon Duffett, Erin Pottery, John Pitt, Tongre Ceramics, Wallsall Studio Ceramics amongst others.



Harden off

 - (Treatments)  
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HARDEN OFF - The progressive adaptation of a tender plant to the full brunt of harsh outdoor conditions.

Hardy

 - (Other)  
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bonsai_cotoneaster_01.jpg image HARDY - A plant which will withstand overwintering without any protection such as the BONSAI>BONSAI COTONEASTER (COTONEASTER) shown on the left.


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Hari gane kaki

 - (Procedure)  
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bonsai_wiring_01.jpg image HARI GANE KAKI - Japanese term for branch WIRING.



Hasami Zukuri

 - (Procedure)  
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Hasami ZUKURI - The process of completing a tree without the use of wire i.e. literally means scissor work.

This is done in order to bring about a more natural look to the tree, and tree SHAPE is achieved only by PRUNING with scissors. The scissors work process is said to bring out the quality of the tree branches in accordance with the age of the tree.

Known in the west as PINCH AND GROW.

 



Hastate (leaf)

 - (Tree Parts)  
Entry for Bonsai Hastate (leaf) Tree Parts   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Hastate (leaf) Tree Parts
Bonsai-Leaf-Shape.gif image HASTATE (LEAF) - ELONGATED trianle with basal lobes.  Very like a child-like rocket SHAPE.


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Hawthorn (Crataegus)

 - (Tree Type (Outdoors))  
Entry for Bonsai Hawthorn (Crataegus) Tree Type (Outdoors)   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Hawthorn (Crataegus) Tree Type (Outdoors)
bonsai_hawthorn_02.jpg image HAWTHORN (CRATAEGUS) - DECIDUOUS TREE with small green LEAVES, prickly branches and profuse blossom from white (in common hawthorn : crataegus monogyna) through pink to deep red (in the HYBRIDs : cratagaegus lavigata - especially Paul's Scarlet), followed by orange/red berries.

STYLE : Suitable for most styles except formal upright or broom. 

WARNING : Spray to prevent MILDEW. Also spray with FUNGICIDE at bud break to prevent PEACH LEAF CURL. Picture courtesy of Green Dragon BONSAI>BONSAI.


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Heartwood

 - (Tree Parts)  
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bonsai_tree_trunk_01.jpeg image HEARTWOOD - This is the central core of the trunk. It is dead and has the sole function of providing structural strength to the tree



Hemlock - Western/Eastern (Tsuga heterophylla/canadensi

 - (Tree Type (Outdoors))  
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