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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...

What are Suiseki Stones?

Suiseki Stones, or sometimes referred to as viewing stones are naturally occurring stones.  Most often gathered or collected from streams and rivers.  Each stone features its own unique characteristics. ...

Modern Styling Methods: Creating Ful...

In an earlier post, we discussed the pros of cutting back growth rather than pinching the needles back.  Now that you have done this, you’ll find that you have a lot of outside growth and not much...

Juniper Styling Tips: Pinching vs Cu...

Pinching or cutting your juniper foliage and needles.  Which one is the better method?  Traditionally, the technique for pushing back growth in junipers was to pinch the needle tips of the juniper foliage....

Balancing Blooms on Satsuki Azaleas

One of the little known secrets of working with Satsuki Azaleas is balancing their flowers. When working with a advanced older tree, the darker blooms will consume more energy than the light colored blooms. ...

Training Satsuki Azaleas Overview

Satsuki Azaleas are one of the most desired trees in bonsai.  The most desired attributes in a Satsuki Azalea bonsai tree are a very thick trunk combined with full even foliage.  Unfortunately this requires...

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