I’ve only recently started caring for a red maple, Acer rubrum, but I’ve already been impressed by its charms. If you’re looking for a U.S. native deciduous species to experiment with, the red maple is a good place to start. 1. Fall color Red maples – aka swamp maples – can produce spectacular fall color. […]
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I first heard about the idea for Michael Hagedorn’s recent book, Bonsai Heresy, over ten years ago. Hagedorn explained that he had started collecting, and debunking, unproductive myths in the bonsai world. I couldn’t wait to read it! Finally, I got the chance when I saw drafts of the book earlier this year. The experience […]
Tips for securing bonsai in the pot when repotting isn’t the best option.
Thanks entirely to reader contributions, I’ve published a guide to caring for bonsai in winter. Early snowfall (photo courtesy Jeff in Minnesota) Topics include: Tropical bonsai winter care Plant hardiness Preparing bonsai for winter storage Winter storage strategies Spring care: removing trees from winter storage Winter routines from around North America Helpful links I’ve tried […]
I’ve found that a number of satsuki azaleas in my garden have bloomed this fall. It’s normal for satsuki to produce a few flowers this time of year, and occasionally trees are covered with them. When this happens, I enjoy the color and remove the flowers when most of them are spent. Spent flowers on […]