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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. ...

2 Watering Tips for your Bonsai Tree...

We’re experiencing some temperatures of 106 lately so we thought this might be helpful even to those that don’t have the extreme heat. Watering your tree is probably the most important thing you...

3 Tips on Preparing a Show Bonsai Tr...

Interested in showing a bonsai tree at your next club’s bonsai exhibition?  Here are some great tips to make your tree look fantastic. 1. Use Copper Wire: Wire your tree at least a few months in advance...

What is a Bonsai (Round Robin) Demon...

We had the pleasure of helping set up the Satsuki Bonsai Society show in Orange County this month.  The show was a great success with a great turnout.  Our resident bonsai artist, Jason Chan, had a tree on...

Where do the Stones come from?

Suiseki Stones are legally collected from a variety of streams and rivers across the world.  Different rivers tend to create their own unique stone style due to the ecology of the river and the way in which...

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