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Our Top 2 Favorite Bonsai Species

Choosing a bonsai species can be difficult.  There are so many species and varieties that can make it hard to decide.  Some trees prefer the clip and grow method of training while others need to be wired....

Preparing your tree for Winter

For many, the winter season storms have already begun and brought snow.  For others, as we get closer to the winter season, it’s a good time to prepare your trees. Insulation: The largest concern for...

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...

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