Category: Bonsai Tips and Techniques

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…)

Bending Thick Branches

By Chris Pogliano Raffia and wire This is a standard procedure found in just about every method of major bending of branches. Wrapping the raffia in one direction and the wire in the opposite direction creates a mesh-like pattern around the branch, preventing separation. One idea that I have been hearing about recently is the […]
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Bud Pinching – Maples

By Terry Davis

It is said that trident maples don’t get denser by bud-pinching. Now really, the effect on the elongating shoot may not be big, but the release of the oppressed buds back along the branch is pretty clearly operative. And in my experience, it does restrain shoot elongation. (more…)