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Bonsai Wiring Basics

Bonsai Wiring Basics

One of the unique aspects of bonsai practice is the use of wire to shape trees. Let’s delve into the reasons for wiring bonsai, the typical types and sizes of wire, and how to apply wire to trees. Those new to the hobby are sometimes intimidated by the prospect of...
The Best Species for Maple Bonsai

The Best Species for Maple Bonsai

Maples, particularly Japanese maples, figure among the most iconic bonsai subjects. This article explores why maples are so popular in the hobby, compares the suitability for bonsai of common maple species and varieties, and provides an overview of maple bonsai...
Bonsai Feeding and Fertilizing

Bonsai Feeding and Fertilizing

This article looks at considerations involved in bonsai feeding, including the elements that trees need for nutrition and how to use the various types of fertilizer. Most of us know the “right” kinds of foods we should be eating to maintain good health. Just as we...
A Simple DIY Bonsai Display Bench

A Simple DIY Bonsai Display Bench

As bonsai practitioners add more and more trees to their collections, they inevitably need a bonsai display bench. This article provides details on building an attractive bench from wood and concrete blocks, as well as a more basic version requiring less work. It...
The Best Time to Prune Bonsai

The Best Time to Prune Bonsai

It’s important for beginning bonsai hobbyists to learn how to care for trees at different times of the year. Those just starting out may not be aware that the best time to prune bonsai depends on the season. In this article, we’ll explore the impact that seasons...
Bonsai Watering Basics to Keep Your Tree Healthy

Bonsai Watering Basics to Keep Your Tree Healthy

Proper bonsai watering is a particularly important aspect of practicing the hobby. Let’s look at why a careful approach to watering is so vital, explore when and how to water, and cover a traditional and effective watering method. Watering is one of the most essential...