Scale infection

Avoid winter damage in bonsai: Insects

November 17, 2017 – 5:00 pm

Bonsai run the risk oof dying over winter. N an attempt to best prepare for winter, this article deals with the risk of insect...

What kills bonsai in Winter?

November 12, 2017 – 12:46 pm

It is springtime. Slowly the buds of our bonsai start to swell. But some of them don't? Did something kill it over winter? The most...

Developing bonsai maple branches – spring work

May 7, 2017 – 7:20 am

With spring in full swing in Texas, USA, Scott Barboza has worked on one of his maple bonsai in development again. On one of...

  • Sap transport

    February 26, 2013 – 8:21 pm

    Understanding sap transport in Bonsai
    . Whether it is setting an air layer, understanding growth or...

  • Why trunks grow thick

    February 23, 2013 – 9:48 pm

    Carved trunk Why bonsai trunks grow thick
    . It is good to understand how trunks grow if you...

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frontpage, Health

Avoid winter damage in bonsai: Insects

Scale infection

Bonsai run the risk oof dying over winter. N an attempt to best prepare for winter, this article deals with the risk of insect damage to bonsai over winter.

frontpage, Health

What kills bonsai in Winter?

It is springtime. Slowly the buds of our bonsai start to swell. But some of them don’t? Did something kill it over winter?
The most common causes of bonsai mortality over winter explained!

Blog, Roots, Seed

Growing Bonsai from Seed: Summer repotting of seedlings

When you are growing bonsai from seed, it is possible to create a great Nebari. To do this, you need to repot & work on the roots in the early years after propagation.

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Fagus bonsai taking shape

Bonsai development is a slow process. Slowly this stick from the forest is taking shape. It will however be several years before this tree is ready for a nice pot.

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Creating bonsai from Nursery stock: Olive Bonsai

Getting an olive shrub from a garden centre and training it for bonsai requires putting it in a different substrate and reducing the plant. Here an explanation of the first steps towards training as bonsai for olive trees.

Artists, Blog

Visiting Kimura Bonsai Garden

During a recent visit to Japan for the World Bonsai Convention, I had the opportunity to visit Mr. Kimura’s bonsai garden. This of course, was a chance I did not pass up on. Here a few shots from his garden.
What I found most impressing …

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Developing bonsai maple branches – spring work

With spring in full swing in Texas, USA, Scott Barboza has worked on one of his maple bonsai in development again. On one of the well known bonsai forums (bonsainut) he showed how he works maples in earlier stages of development, in order to develop …

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