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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.

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.

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 …

Why a growbox for bonsai?

What is a bonsai growbox?

It I actually exactly what the name makes you think it is. A box to grow bonsai and/or pre-bonsai in. Normally these are constructed with a very well-draining bottom, and made to size for the tree that you are going to …

Build instructions for a bonsai growbox

A basic instruction to create a wooden growbox for bonsai
It really is very easy to build a basic growbox for your trees. Besides some bits of wood, all you need is a few screws, and tools. With this you can build a basic growbox for …

Collecting seeds for bonsai

Collecting seeds and then growing bonsai out of the is quite a thrill. Although it does take time! Right now is the best time to find seeds.

Taking pictures of bonsai

Carved trunk

Taking a good picture of your bonsai can be very usefull. Think of situations like submitting your tree for an exhibition. Submitting a very good, clear picture of your tree can hugely improve your chances of the tree being accepted. But also if you are …

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