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 […]
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A trick for evaluating the design of bonsai with prominent deadwood features.
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 […]
An attempt to develop tall, slender trees by growing them in a crowded container