Taking care to identify healthy buds before major cutback can make all the difference.
Bonsai Development posts form the heart of Bonsai Tonight. Learn about varieties like Black Pine, Shimpaku and Japanese Maple, techniques like Decandling and Grafting and Air Layering, and bonsai features like Deadwood.
Reducing sacrifice branches can give you a lot of new growth – here are tips for redirecting young trees’ resources effectively.
A subtle adjustment to wire position can prevent broken branches.
Varying the exposure to rooting hormone can make a big difference when making pine seedling-cuttings.
I usually hold off on pruning deciduous bonsai past the first half of August. Not all trees can grow well enough late in the season to make it worth investing in new shoots before fall. That said, I’ve worked on deciduous trees fairly late in the season as some trees will keep their leaves through […]