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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
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
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
How do I get my bamboo stalk to curl?
Once the stalk matures, they are not flexible enough to train with wires. However, the shoots of leaves can be trained to curl and they will eventually mature into a new stalk.
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
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,
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
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
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