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Jason Chan is a founding member of Bonsai Jidai, Southern California's premier school of bonsai. He serves on the board of the Golden State Bonsai Federation and is also the editor of their quarterly bonsai magazine. He has served as an officer for Kofu Kai, one of Southern California's largest bonsai clubs. He contributes articles regularly to various bonsai publications and does demonstrations for local clubs as well as the Huntington library. He also teaches monthly classes at his workshop.
Basic Bonsai Care and Watering Tips
These basic articles will get you started on how to water and care for your tree.
Video: Basic Bonsai Watering Techniques
2 Essential Watering Tips for your Bonsai Trees
Preparing our Bonsai Tree for Winter
Winter and Bonsai Tree Dormancy
Repotting, Transplanting, and Bonsai Soil Tips
Repotting your tree will help it stay healthy and promote growth as well as improve the overall aesthetics of your bonsai tree.
Video: How to Repot your Bonsai Tree
Step by Step Guide: Repotting your Bonsai Tree
Step by Step Guide: Preparing your Bonsai Pot for Repotting
Creating a Base Soil Layer: 3 Elements to Consider
Trimming Roots: Will it kill my tree?
Using Raffia to Create Heavy Bends
Feeding and Fertilizing your Bonsai Tree
These tips and techniques will help guide you in how to fertilize your tree properly.
Basic Fertilizing Techniques for your Bonsai Tree
How to Fertilize your Bonsai Tree
Maximizing your Bonsai Fertilizer using your Soil Mix
Liquid vs. Granule Bonsai Fertilizer: Pros and Cons
Black Pine Fertilizing Mistakes
How-To's Bonsai Tools & Tool Reviews
Bonsai Tools are an essential element of working with your bonsai tree. We've compiled a few articles to help you.
Our Top Shear Recommendations
Video: Bonsai Tools Explained
3 Essential Tools for your First Bonsai Tree
Carbon Steel vs. Stainless Steel : Infographic
Maintaining your Bonsai Tools
Working with your Tree's Roots: The Right Tools for the Job
Styling: How to Shape, Train, Wire your Bonsai Tree
The best part of working with your tree is styling it. We've created some great articles to help you get started or review basic techniques.
Video: Wiring a Bonsai Branch
Video: How to Prune a Chinese Elm
Step by Step Guide: Basic Wiring Technique
Step by Step Guide: Training your Tree's Trunk
Step by Step Guide: De-candling a Black Pine Bonsai
Branch Bending using Guy Wire
Clip and Grow Method: Developing a Pad Layer
2 Wiring Tips for Improving your Technique
Juniper Styling, Pinching vs Cutting, Which is best?
Layering Foliage with a Juniper Bonsai Tree
How to Shape your Azalea Bonsai
Promoting Satsuki Azalea Blooms
Black Pine Ramifications
Intermediate / Advanced Bonsai Techniques
These techniques and tips are great for after you've learned the basics and want to improve your trees even more.
Designing your Tree: Strength vs Elegance
The Importance of Branch Arrangement
Creating Branch Jins the Easy Way
No Lower Branches, Make it a Bunjin Style
Two Great Benefits of Grafting your Bonsai Tree
Bonsai Grafting, Preparing the Donor Tree
Modern Styling Methods: Creating Fullness and Depth
Lucky Bamboo Care Information and Maintenance
Browse our most popular care guides and maintenance tips for your lucky bamboo plant.
Meaning of # of Lucky Bamboo Stalks
Creating your First Lucky Bamboo Arrangement
Maintaining your Lucky Bamboo: Calcium Deposits
What to do about Yellowing Leaves
How to Clean your Lucky Bamboo
Money Tree Care Information and Tips
Money Trees are great for the office. Here are a few tips to help your tree grow its best and thrive.
What is a Money Tree Plant?
Maintaining Good Trunk Health on a Money Tree?
Pruning Back Growth on your Money Tree
What Should I do if the Leaves Turn Yellow?