Bonsai Care & Advice

Japanese Black Pine: A Few Progressions (Part 2)

In Part One I discussed and showed pictures of JBP that were raised from seed by a friend for a year or two and then I took over with the basic and future styling of these seedlings. I mentioned three…

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Japanese Black Pine: A Few Progressions

One of the things I like about bonsai and I’m sure most enthusiasts do also, is watching them progress throughout the years. Depending upon the species, some might even give more satisfaction than others as you watch your work come…

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November Bonsai Tips

All bonsai should be dormant by now, but if the weather or storage temperature has been too warm they may not be, and care must be taken to prevent a second growth. Location: Same rules as October. Guard against cold…

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Having Bonsai Trouble? It’s All About The Basics

I don’t know how many times I’ve heard Fred say, “It’s all about the basics … all your problems with your bonsai boil down to an issue with either light, air, or water.” I got several pre-bonsai from Dallas Bonsai…

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January Bonsai Tips

Fred Meyer This month and February are hang on months. Try to keep your Bonsai hanging on until spring arrives. We hear more sad stories of demise during this time than at any other time of the year. Why now?…

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December Bonsai Tips

All bonsai should be dormant by now. In colder areas they will have been put in cold frames, or other storage for the winter. Location: Guard against any and all of Nature’s changeable weather conditions. Watering: The same rule applies…

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How do you bonsai in January?

Every month gives us an opportunity to spend time on and in our great bonsai hobby. January is no different. Even though half of the United States is wrapped in a blanket of either snow or ice, or cold, there are…

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How To Maintain A Bonsai In The Summer

Ahhh, the great outdoors in the summer. What can you say about it other than “PHEW! It’s hot!” Let’s take a look at what’s going on, why it’s so hot, what your bonsai needs at this time of year and…

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Bonsai Soil – What You May Not Know

Bonsai soil is a different type of stuff altogether than your typical potting medium or native soil. It’s like night and day. Potting Medium is really nothing more than peat moss, sand, and perlite. Sometimes makers will add vermiculite and…

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