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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
Can I get my bamboo to produce more stalks?
The Dracaena Sanderia bamboo is unable to reproduce more stalks. The only growth occurs at the shoots of leaves, in which cutting them off will produce more leaves. If the stalks are cut, the part wit
Braided Money Tree Care Information
The Pachira Aquatica (Money Tree) is a very hardy plant that can withstand low light conditions and infrequent watering. We recommend watering the tree whenever the soil looks dry but the soil s
Pruning your Money Tree
The money tree can be pruned by cutting off the stems, new growth will appear at the cut over time.
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
Our Top 2 Favorite Bonsai Species
Choosing a bonsai species can be difficult. There are so many species and varieties that can make it hard to decide. Some trees prefer the clip and grow method of training while others need to 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
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,
Working with you Tree's Roots: The Right Tools for the Job
Working with your tree’s roots is sometimes a neglected task. Most enthusiasts will concentrate on the foliage and trunk. However, well maintained roots always lead to healthy foliage. Below are
Trimming Roots: Will it kill my tree?
Trimming roots is a maintenance necessity that can sometimes cause anxiety. However, trimming the roots of your tree when repotting will help your tree grow healthier and stronger. So what
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
Grafting Cont'd : Preparing The Donor Tree
Grafting is a great technique for developing growth and planning for the future design of your bonsai tree. However, sometimes not enough time is spent on the quality of the donor tree, rather o