Garden design is very individualistic, however if it incorporates Bonsai there are certain aspects that should be considered. Of prime concern is selecting locations for display that provide suitable sun or shade as required by the species. Next would be planning for water requirements based on species, stage of development and substrate used! Display benches or stands can also be designed for fewer problems from pests and proper viewing heights. Another consideration would be transfer of disease from nearby or overhanging landscape specimens. It is always beneficial to work with Bonsai species that are very suitable to your particular climate, thus making year round care much simpler in a set up display/garden.
As for the security aspect, over the most recent past, the two legged creatures have been more of a concern across North America.
Some suggestions in that regard would be the following:
- Located in an area not easily viewed from the street, or common access. Hedge, fence, some distance from public walkways.
- Secure or gated access to the property and a fenced property.
- Security cameras on entries and exit points as well as the overall site if within budget and desired. Accompanied by flood lamps on motion detector sensors.
- Most professional or public gardens secure their best tree’s and pots physically to the stand or bench by cable.
- For private gardens it is wise to be judicious about who visits and have extra help when large numbers of the public are invited!
It is unfortunate that such a beautiful enterprise such as Bonsai requires such considerations as above. The theft of valuable Bonsai is a very real occurrence in society today!