Getting Started with a Bonsai Tree
Bonsai Tree Care by Species
One of the most interesting aspects of bonsai is that each species of tree varies slightly in its care, maintenance, and training. Part of the fun is learning how each species grows and how we can train or shape it. If you've got a tree in mind, start with our species guides to get some helpful articles specific to your bonsai tree.
Basic Care & Maintenance
Bonsai trees are much easier to care for than what most people think. For beginners, we always recommend getting a firm grasp of the basics in keeping your bonsai tree healthy and thriving. Browse our basic care and maintenance articles below.
Bonsai Tools and Usage
Bonsai tools are essential when working with your trees. There are quite a lot of tools, each with its own use and purpose. We've compiled a few articles and videos to learn more about how they can help you.
Training and Shaping Techniques
There are many different methods in which a bonsai can be trained ranging from clip and grow to wiring and placement. We've got some helpful tips and techniques below to get your started in training your tree. Once you've got a handle on basic care and maintenance on your bonsai tree, you can start to add your own personal design style.
Bonsai Repotting and Transplanting
Repotting your Bonsai tree will help it stay healthy and promote growth as well as improve the overall aesthetics of your bonsai tree.
Looking to grow your own tree from cuttings or seeds? We've got some helpful on starting from scratch. Coming Soon.
Most Recent Articles
How to Make a Slant Style Bonsai
In this video, Jason discusses the tricks and techniques on creating a slant style bonsai. He demonstrates with a San Jose Juniper. Jason goes over how the location of the
How to Maintain a Large Olive Bonsai (Dealing with Dead Branches)
In this video, Jason explains how to maintain a larger olive bonsai. This particular tree had a few branches that had died back. Jason discusses how to use new growth
How to Make a Twin Trunk Bonsai Tree for Beginners
In this video, Jason works on a tree from the Eastern Leaf nursery. This tree was a little bit neglected and sitting in the corner. Although, the tree has some
Black Pine Bonsai Styling Timelapse – Four Years Later
In this video, Jason wires and styles a black pine bonsai tree. This tree was originally used in the video going over how to cut the candles on a black
Top Four Bonsai Wire Sizes for Wiring a Bonsai Tree
In this video, Jason discusses his four favorite aluminum bonsai wire sizes when working on his trees. These sizes include 1.5mm, 2.0mm, 3.0mm, and 4.0mm. Jason discusses why he chooses
Juniper Bonsai Tree Styling – 5 years Later (Wiring a Bonsai Branch)
In this video, Jason styles the same Juniper bonsai tree that was used in his first video going over how to wire a bonsai branch. The tree has progressed over
Bonsai Pruning Maintenance – Pyracantha Bonsai Tree
In this video, Jason goes over a pyracantha bonsai tree that he’s been working on for the last six years. The tree has been pruned via the clip and grow
Black Pine Bonsai Maintenance – Skipping Candle Cutting Season
In this video, Jason goes over what happens to the branches on your black pine bonsai when you inadvertently or intentionally skip cutting candles. He compares two black pines, one
Bonsai Tips & Techniques: Apical Dominance
In this video, Jason discusses what Apical Dominance refers to on plants and how you can apply it to working on your bonsai trees. He shows what apical dominance looks
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