Category: Bonsai Tips and Techniques

Running Deep

by Terry Davis
Terry Davis image by RDS

The idea we are taught of layering finer soil over coarser soil doesn’t work. Leon Snyder calls this a “perched water table” (more…)

Re-Potting Tips

by Dave DeGroot

The best suggestion I can make regarding repotting is to consult a local instructor or successful club member for advice, (more…)

Minnesota Wintering Tips and Tricks from MBS members

Let there be light! One word – give them lights. Don’t keep them in the dark. Keep azalea, boxwood, holly, and shimpaku junipers under lights. I think they do better with light as they are not kept cold enough to be completely dormant… I’d put all trees with foliage under lights if I could afford […]
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Upon Us Comes the Wrath of Winter

While our Southern friends are still roaming around in their shorts and sandals we have to be concerned about which trees get stored where. I guess that’s the price we pay for not having fire ants, killer bees, or alligators. (more…)