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The Importance of Branch Arrangement

Branch arrangement is most often the difference between a good bonsai tree and a wonderful bonsai tree.  Unfortunately branch arrangement is one of the most difficult things to learn as it requires good...

Grafting Cont’d : Preparing th...

Grafting is a great technique for developing growth and planning for the future design of your bonsai tree.  However, sometimes not enough time is spent on the quality of the donor tree, rather only focusing...

Two Great Benefits of Grafting for I...

Grafting is a great way to improve the quality of your trees whether it be purely for more desirable foliage or to strengthen the tree in general. When working with material, you may notice that sometimes you...

Creating Branch Jins, The Easy Way

Jins are a great way to add character and style to your bonsai tree.  It also lets you utilize the unused branches on a tree and create interesting and unique deadwood effects. Typically Jins are created...

Layering a Juniper Procumbens Nana b...

Yesterday evening, I stumbled across a great Juniper Procumbens Nana in our nursery that was perfect for a semi cascade.  I spent the evening styling the tree.  It’s always best to work from the bottom...

California Juniper Workshop with Dav...

On October 2nd, I had the opportunity to assist David Nguy during his California Juniper workshop at the Golden State Bonsai Federations’ Annual Convention.  During the workshop, David worked with many...

Maximizing your Bonsai Fertilizer wi...

Fertilizing your bonsai tree is essential to keeping your bonsai tree healthy and growing.  However, fertilizer costs money and you want to make sure you’re not flushing your fertilizer away with water...

Bonsai Maintenance: Fertilizing your...

Keeping your tree healthy can be an easy task as long as you stay on top of watering, re-potting, and fertilizing. If you plan on re-potting your tree in the next few months, now is a great time to ensure...

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