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Watering : Checking for Signs of Stress

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.  Apprentices not only make sure that the trees are well watered but they also use this time to check for pests or other issues.  They do so by looking at the overall tree.  Experienced students can immediately...

2 Watering Tips for your Bonsai Trees to Beat the Heat.

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 can do for your bonsai tree.  Keeping your tree well watered will ensure that your tree stays healthy and strong. Below are 2 tips you can do to add to your watering regimen. 1. Water your tree more than once a...

3 Tips on Preparing a Show Bonsai Tree

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 with copper wire.  Aluminum wire is typically black in color and stands out too much on the branches. With copper wire, by the time the show rolls around, the wire will fade and match your tree’s bark...

What is a Bonsai (Round Robin) Demonstration?

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 display and  also participated in a round robin demonstration with a Prostrata Juniper which was later auctioned at the show. What is a round robin bonsai demonstration? A round robin demonstration is an event...

Modern Styling Methods: Creating Fullness and Depth

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 inside growth.  As the needles grow out stronger, the inside foliage will die off or weaken.  Rather than let it die on it’s own, it’s okay to cut off some of the inside growth. The modern method of...

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