Basics of Bonsai Wire

The Basics of Bonsai Wire

Chances are, if you’ve spent any amount of time browsing through bonsai photos online, or visiting a local bonsai exhibition, you’ve seen a bonsai wrapped in bonsai wire. Among those who regularly work with bonsai, wire is commonplace. For those uninitiated to the practice of using wire to manipulate the shape of a tree, the …

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Michigan All-State Bonsai Show 2018

Michigan All-State Bonsai Show – 2018

The 2018 Michigan All-State Bonsai Show took place May 12th & 13th at the Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, MI. Beautiful trees from all over the state were displayed during this two-day event, and plenty of trees were for sale in the vendor area next door.

Basics Bonsai Soil

The Basics of Bonsai Soil

For many bonsai enthusiasts, their first tree came from a big box store, mall, or roadside stand. Typically, these trees come planted in garden or potting soil, which is not a suitable substrate for vigorous bonsai growth. In this article, we’ll explore why bonsai trees need special soil considerations, and discuss the proper type of …

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Epcot Bonsai

Epcot Bonsai Display at the International Flower & Garden Festival

The 2018 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is underway. This year, we were lucky enough to visit the Epcot bonsai display on opening day, February 28th. During the three month festival, Epcot comes alive with brilliant flowers, interesting gardens, and of course, bonsai! Bonsai in Epcot’s World Showcase The bonsai portion of the Flower …

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Overwinter Bonsai

How to Overwinter Bonsai

Keeping your bonsai alive through a cold winter season is one of the most nerve-racking experiences for a bonsai novice. You’re probably asking yourself “how do I overwinter bonsai?” or “what happens if it snows?” If you live in a temperate climate that experiences cold winters, learning how to overwinter bonsai is critical.   It’s …

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Is My Bonsai Tree Dead?

Is My Bonsai Tree Dead?

If your tree is looking a bit … off, you might be asking yourself “is my bonsai tree dead?” Most bonsai are pretty resilient if you’re providing good care, but sometimes things go south and trees die. In this article, we’ll learn how to find out if your tree is still alive. Let’s face it …

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