I always look forward to repotting trees that haven’t been repotted in a while. It’s a great opportunity to make improvements to the surface roots and I can change the look of the tree by selecting a new container. Although the focus of this post will be on container selection, here are some details about […]
Tips for removing old soil to improve the surface roots on a Japanese maple forest.
The Japanese maple below is another beautiful tree from Gene Lynch’s collection. The basics are all in place which means the next step is to continue increasing branch density through pinching and pruning. Japanese maple In fall, this means making small cuts to improve the branch structure and overall silhouette. In places where one branch […]
Taking care to identify healthy buds before major cutback can make all the difference.
A number of you wrote with questions about the techniques Kazuo Onuma uses to create his mini-bonsai last week. Here are some answers! Chojubai Onuma grows chojubai by starting young cuttings in round, plastic containers. After several years, he removes the containers and lets the soil – red lava in this case – fall away […]