How to Shape your Azalea Bonsai

Satsuki Azalea Bonsai Shaping your Satsuki Azalea requires patience but the reward of a beautiful tree is tremendous.  With the proper amount of work, your...

Liquid or Granule Fertilizer Pros & Cons

Liquid or Granule Fertilizer Pros & Cons When it comes to choosing a type of fertilizer, there are lots of choices and brands but one...

Fertilizing Techniques for Bonsai

Fertilizing Techniques Fertilizing is probably one of the most common questions that arises at every demonstration.  Everybody loves to feed their tree.  However, sometimes we...

Winter and Tree Dormancy

Bonsai Tree Dormancy Tree Dormancy causes a lot of worry for many newcomers to bonsai.  It can be scary to start seeing your tree start...

3 Essential Bonsai Tools

3 Essential Bonsai Tools So you've just received a new bonsai tree for the holidays or picked one up for yourself.  You're probably asking yourself...

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...

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...

Clip and Grow Method: Developing a Pad Layer

The clip and grow method is a great way to familiarize yourself with the growth patterns of your tree.  For beginners, it's also a...

Bonsai Training: Clip and Grow Method Basics: Tip #1

Bonsai Training: Clip and Grow Method Of the methods in which you can train your bonsai tree, the clip and grow method is the easiest. ...

Our Top 2 Favorite Bonsai Species

Our Favorite Bonsai Species Choosing a bonsai species can be difficult.  There are so many species and varieties that can make it hard to decide. ...