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2 Wiring Tips for Improving your Tec...

Nearly every bonsai enthusiast is always trying to improve their technique.  After looking at trees in books, we would all like to know how to accomplish some of the things that many renowned bonsai masters...

Benefits of Joining a Bonsai Club

What are the benefits of joining a bonsai club?  Bonsai clubs are great way to meet people who share the same interest in the art.  One of the main benefits is improving your own skill and technique.  Many...

A Morning as a Bonsai Apprentice.

In California, we do things a little differently than in Japan.  We’re fortunate that our days aren’t grueling but enjoyable. We arrive early in the morning at the bonsai nursery and begin our set...

Why do Bonsai?

I was recently talking with friends and they asked my why I was so into bonsai.  Why would someone spend 5 hours to wire a tree, or wait years to develop a branch?   Thinking back when I first started, I...

Working with your Tree’s Roots...

Working with your tree’s roots is sometimes a neglected task.  Most enthusiasts will concentrate on the foliage and trunk.  However, well maintained roots always lead to healthy foliage.  Below are...

Trimming Roots: Will it kill my tree...

Trimming roots is a maintenance necessity that can sometimes cause anxiety.  However, trimming the roots of your tree when repotting will help your tree grow healthier and stronger. So what exactly do you cut...

Base Layer: 3 Elements to Consider

Adding a base layer to your pot while repotting works wonders for your bonsai tree.  Not only does it prevent compaction, but it also prevents root rot by ensuring quality drainage.  So now that we know that...

Watering : Checking for Signs of Str...

In Japan, only the most senior level apprentice or student is permitted to water the trees.  The reason for this is because watering the trees requires experience and knowledge of each species of tree. ...

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