Category Archives: Bonsai Topics

Styling: The Ground Work

At this point in the game of learning bonsai things can become tricky. You bought your plant, know how to keep it alive, and now you need to take it from an ordinary nursery plant to something extraordinary. There are … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Peter Tea Bonsai:
Shimpaku Clean Up and Styling Now that I’m all settled back in Japan, I can get back to work and get some more posts on the blog.  If you didn’t already know, I spend…

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Choosing a Bonsai

Choosing a bonsai is not the most important thing in bonsai. Keeping the tree alive is the most important thing in bonsai, which is why I addressed watering first. Picking a tree then, must be the second most important thing … Continue reading

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The International Bonsai Library

When I revitalized my bonsai hobby, the first place I went was to my books. I had 3 or 4 assorted bonsai books that I had purchased or been given as a kid and I figured that would be the … Continue reading

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The Art of Watering Bonsai

Really the only logical place to begin is with water. Water is the most important aspect of bonsai because when we strip away all of the design aspects of bonsai we’re left with just a tree. Trees, like plants and … Continue reading

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