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  • The Different Bonsai Styles

    The Different Bonsai Styles

    Bonsai Basics

    Bonsais come in many different shapes and sizes.  Some are big, some are small, some are super-tiny, some are massive. Some look natural, some look… weird. The how of how they look is defined as a style.  And knowing which...

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  • Forget "Going By The Book" - Do What You Like

    Forget "Going By The Book" - Do What You Like

    Bonsai Philosophy

    There are tons of books about bonsais and bonsai styles. Plenty of resources to help guide you when creating and styling. Most of them are nice, fun and informative.  Usually, they’re pretty beautiful too. These resources exist to help guide...

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  • How Important Is Moss For Your Bonsai?

    How Important Is Moss For Your Bonsai?

    Bonsai Basics

    When talking about bonsai care, one topic seems to come up on a regular basis:  Moss. Properly using moss on your bonsai trees is not something I really understood the importance of until quite recently.  I used to have it...

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  • Every Tool You Need To Start With Bonsai Trees

    Every Tool You Need To Start With Bonsai Trees

    Bonsai Basics

    With any hobby, there are likely some special tools of the trade that you’ll need.  Bonsai is no different. Also like any hobby, special tools have a special price attached… Thankfully, I’ve found that while there are some special tools...

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  • Collecting Bonsai Trees From Nature

    Collecting Bonsai Trees From Nature

    Bonsai Basics

    Not all bonsai trees are cultivated from seeds or cuttings.  As I’m sure you could have guessed, the original bonsai trees were inspired from nature. They were also first collected from nature.  Either as a sapling or as a naturally...

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  • How To Care For Your Bonsai In The Winter

    How To Care For Your Bonsai In The Winter

    Bonsai Basics

    Winter is a rough time for most living things on earth.  Unless you’re a polar bear, arctic fox or fir tree with deep roots, winter can be brutal. Before we go into winter care, let’s cover a quick point:  Tropical...

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