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Heavy Bends with Guy Wire

The guy wire technique is used both in landscape trees and bonsai trees. You’ll often see trees that have branches with wire attached to them anchoring them downward. The wire is used to put pressure on...

Heavy Branch Bending with Raffia

For most of us, we always wish that a branch could be moved lower. However, we’re often limited by our technique or fear of breaking a branch while bringing the branch down.  More often than not, the...

Clip and Grow Method: Developing a P...

The clip and grow method is a great way to familiarize yourself with the growth patterns of your tree.  For beginners, it’s also a great method to train your tree without needing to apply wire to your...

Bonsai Training: Clip and Grow Metho...

Of the methods in which you can train your bonsai tree, the clip and grow method is the easiest.  Simply put, it requires just basic shears to do. However for your tree to develop correctly, you must still...

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...

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