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An Eye For Shaping Bonsai Trees

A problem that some bonsai enthusiasts often face especially the less experienced is around the topic of shaping their bonsai tree.

For instance people have mentioned that they know the basics of pruning a bonsai and have experience of pruning other plants in the garden to remove dead growth or branches that are growing in […]

Passionate About Bonsai

Well we have all heard no doubt that the secret to bonsai tree growing is patience and dedication. But it seems some people take things to the extreme, check out this article were one enthusiast sleeps with his bonsai trees.

OK not literally but in a shack next to his bonsai collection.

When we talk […]

More on Bonsai Tree Pruning

Bonsai Tree Pruning

So we have covered what needs to pruned and why on your bonsai in a general sense. Lets have a look at what we are doing to the bonsai top when we prune it.

There are essentially two main reasons for pruning your Japanese bonsai, these are very closely related.

1) What […]

Banyans For Bonsai Novices

Although I have no experience with them, in the article below from India, novices are advised to start with Banyans, they are easy to maintain.

The one in the photo for this article is possibly not the best example.

However I agree with the philosophy on bonsai, that the tree can be any shape as […]

The Great Bonsai Tree Buying Lottery

I spent some time over the last weekend at a couple of garden outlets just browsing. Whilst there I noticed they had Bonsai for sale priced from $20 – $200. Naturally I picked a couple up and looked at them, just out of interest. The people I was with have no Bonsai knowledge […]

Bonsai – The Art of Pruning Your Bonsai Tree

Bonsai are by definition miniature trees, without the interference of man these trees would grow and develop as normal.

So what makes a Bonsai tree a bonsai?

The answer is, what we do to our trees that makes them remain small. Pruning is the main thing we do as Bonsai growers to make trees, and […]