Heavy Bends with Guy Wire

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...

Designing your Tree: Strength or Elegance

Designing your Tree: Strength or Elegance There are generally two approaches to designing a bonsai tree in terms of character.  These two styles can be...

Two Benefits of Drainage Screens

Drainage Screens: When repotting your bonsai tree, make sure to use a drainage screen. Aside from preventing soil from falling through your pot during water,...
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Bonsai Tools: Choosing a Bonsai Shear

Bonsai Shear In this video, we compare the top 3 recommended bonsai shears for varying skill levels. We go over the pros and cons of...

Working with your Bonsai Tree’s Roots

Working with your Bonsai Tree's Roots: The Right Tools for the Job Working with your bonsai tree's roots is sometimes a neglected task.  Most enthusiasts...

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...

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...

Types of Bonsai Styles

Bonsai Styles What is a bonsai? The word 'bonsai' originated from China and gradually spread throughout Asia. Bonsai signifies a tree gown in a small...

Heavy Branch Bending with Raffia

Heavy Branch Bending For most of us, we always wish that a branch could be moved lower. However, we're often limited by our technique or...

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...