Grow Your Own Bonsai

10 Bonsai Tips for American Moms

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Most of the time, the first bonsai most people buy is chosen at random on an impulse buy, usually the most reasonably priced.  Most people also learn the hard way that it turned out to be not so inexpensive if it didn’t make it past its first month.   Buy your first …

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Bonsai Learner Permit

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Someone once told me a long time ago to get a ‘Learner Permit’ for a Bonsai. I wasn’t too sure at that stage of my early Bonsai life what they meant. After all it is only a tree that just happens to live in a pot! How wrong could I be. You …

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Beginner Bonsai – Juniper

A Juniper bonsai is one type of bonsai trees that is suitable for beginners because it is quite easy to be taken care of. Their are many types of juniper that can be turned into bonsai, such as Shimpaku, Japanese Garden, Green Mound, Chinese Juniper, Sargents, and Needle. These trees …

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Inspiring Winter Bonsai

Bonsai artists the world over look to nature’s more spectacular trees for inspiration. A tree variety is studied year-round to understand how quickly it grows in height and width as well as what changes occur on a seasonal basis. Especially important is to see the Autumn changes. There are some …

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Great Bonsai, part one

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Bonsai that mysterious tree that has intrigued and inspired many great artists has been around for many centuries. One great example is a famous tree known as the  ‘Hiroshima Survivor’, a 400 year old Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora ‘Miyajima’) that survived the bombing of Hiroshima by the infamous bomber …

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Bonsai Beautiful Journey

Have you ever wondered what went into creating that piece of living art known as a bonsai? How the precise cutting and trimming and tying kept a tiny tree, just that, tiny? Craig Coussins has travelled to many countries teaching the art of bonsai. In between these journeys he has managed to …

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Bonsai Training Videos

I came across some great training videos on ‘You Tube’ for Bonsai Beginners and the experienced artists. Take a look and tell us what you think. Let’s start with videos for Beginners. The first video explains: How to grow Bonsai. The next video is on pruning Bonsai. Bonsai watering

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What Bonsai Tree are YOU

As Bonsai and garden lovers we spend alot of time getting to know our trees, we get intimate with shaping, trimming and styling. We water and feed, but how close are we to our trees! If we were a Bonsai tree what type of tree would we be. In the …

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