Base Layer: 3 Elements to Consider

Base Layer Adding a base layer to your pot while repotting works wonders for your bonsai tree.  Not only does it prevent compaction, but it...

Watering : Checking for Signs of Stress

Watering In Japan, only the most senior level apprentice or student is permitted to water the trees.  The reason for this is because watering the...

2 Bonsai Watering Tips to Beat the Heat

Watering Tips 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....

3 Tips on Preparing a Show Bonsai Tree

Preparing a Show Bonsai Tree Interested in showing a bonsai tree at your next club's bonsai exhibition?  Here are some great tips on how to...

Modern Styling Methods

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. ...

Juniper Styling Tips: Pinching or Cutting: Which is Best?

Pinching or Cutting: Which is Best? Juniper styling tips, pinching or cutting your foliage and needles.  Which one is the better method?  Traditionally, the technique...

Balancing Blooms on Satsuki Azaleas

Satsuki Azaleas: Balancing Blooms One of the little known secrets of working with Satsuki Azaleas is balancing their flowers. When Balancing Blooms on Satsuki Azaleas...

Training Satsuki Azaleas Overview

Satsuki Azaleas Satsuki Azaleas are one of the most desired trees in bonsai.  The most desired attributes in a Satsuki Azalea bonsai tree are a...

The Importance of Bonsai Branch Arrangement

Bonsai Branch Arrangement Branch arrangement is most often the difference between a good bonsai tree and a wonderful bonsai tree.  Unfortunately branch arrangement is one...

Grafting Bonsai Cont’d : Preparing the Donor Tree

Preparing the Donor Tree Grafting bonsai is a great technique for developing growth and planning for the future design of your tree.  However, sometimes not...