2 Wiring Tips for Improving your Technique|
Nearly every bonsai enthusiast is always trying to improve their technique. After looking at trees in books, we would all like to know how to accomplish some of the things that many renowned bon
3 Essential Tools for your First Bonsai Tree|
So you’ve just received a new bonsai tree for the holidays or picked one up for yourself. You’re probably asking yourself now what.
Aside from watering your tree regularly, you’ll need to l
Balancing Blooms on Satsuki Azaleas|
One of the little known secrets of working with Satsuki Azaleas is balancing their flowers. When working with a advanced older tree, the darker blooms will consume more energy than the light col
Bonsai Training: Clip and Grow Method Basics: Tip # 1|
Of the methods in which you can train your bonsai tree, the clip and grow method is the easiest. Simply put, it requires just basic shears to do.
However for your tree to develop correctly,
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 great method to train your tree without needing to apply wire to
Creating Branch Jins, The Easy Way|
Jins are a great way to add character and style to your bonsai tree. It also lets you utilize the unused branches on a tree and create interesting and unique deadwood effects.
Heavy Bends with 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 to them anchoring them downward. The wire is used to put pre
Heavy Branch Bending with Raffia|
For most of us, we always wish that a branch could be moved lower. However, we’re often limited by our technique or fear of breaking a branch while bringing the branch down. More often than not,
Juniper Styling Tips: Pinching vs Cutting: Which is Best?|
Pinching or cutting your juniper foliage and needles. Which one is the better method? Traditionally, the technique for pushing back growth in junipers was to pinch the needle tips of the juniper
Layering a Juniper Procumbens Nana by Jason Chan|
Yesterday evening, I stumbled across a great Juniper Procumbens Nana in our nursery that was perfect for a semi cascade. I spent the evening styling the tree. It’s always best to work from the b
Modern Styling Method: 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 muc
The Importance of Branch Arrangement|
Branch arrangement is most often the difference between a good bonsai tree and a wonderful bonsai tree. Unfortunately branch arrangement is one of the most difficult things to learn as it requir
Training Satsuki Azaleas Overview|
Satsuki Azaleas are one of the most desired trees in bonsai. The most desired attributes in a Satsuki Azalea bonsai tree are a very thick trunk combined with full even foliage. Unfortunately thi
What are Bonsai Tools?|
What are Bonsai Tools?
Bonsai tools are specialized tools to care for and cultivate the Bonsai trees. These Bonsai tools are used to trim, shape, and care for the Bonsai Trees. The Bonsai tools a