Winter in the bonsaigarden

Avoid winter damage in bonsai: Sun and wind

December 8, 2017 – 7:00 pm

Everybody who has bonsai knows the worry at the end of winter. A tree is a little slow in responding to warmer weather. No...

Avoid winter damage in bonsai: Low winter temperatures

December 1, 2017 – 7:00 pm

Winter kills bonsai. The drops in temperatures can cause a lot of damage to our bonsai and the roots. How do you stop winter...

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...

  • 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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We all know it.. You have a nice set of tools. You go to a bonsai meeting. And at the end of the day your tools are mixed in with others. How do you recognize your own?

Trimming, Trunks

Cut and grow and cut

Getting a nice taper is dificult.
Unless you know the power of cutting and growing, in repeated fashion.

Roots

The perfect root flare

The basis of bonsai is a good rootflare.
So wat is a good root system?

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How big should my bonsai be

Birch trunk

How tall should a bonsai be?
It is actually fairly easy to answer this question. If you know how big the trunk is in any case..

Trunks

grow and cut

Getting good taper in bonsai is a matter of cutting
after letting a trunk grow big, you cit it back. And there you have it. Taper.

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Baby Bending

Bend it tight
and you will get amazing bonsai. So.. how young van you wire and bend branches? The younger the better!

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