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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...

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...

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