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Feb 15, 2017

Bonsai Bougainvillea Care

Basic bonsai bougainvillea care notes: be careful not to overwater, do give them lots of sun and trim often. Indoors, very bright light!

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Feb 08, 2017

Lichen - A Colorful Touch of Nature

Growing bonsai makes you aware of nature. Lichen is one of the many interesting aspects. This article originally appeared in Florida Gardening magazine.

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Jul 12, 2016

Basic Bonsai Tools

Hundreds of bonsai tools are available. They've been created with shapes and sharpness to do specific jobs. Start with the basics.

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Jul 09, 2016

The Exotic Carissa Bonsai has Small Leaves, Flowers and Fruit

Often used as an indoor bonsai trees, Carissa bonsai are also known as Natal plum and carissa boxwood.

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Jun 18, 2016

Concave Branch Cutter a First Tool of Bonsai

When creating bonsai, the concave branch cutter is one of the most difficut bonsai tools to substitute. My first concave cutter felt like a miracle tool, the proper cuts were easy..

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Jun 05, 2016

Taking Bonsai Tree Pictures

Take better bonsai tree pictures with these tips. Keep track of how your bonsai changes over the years! They are lessons.

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May 11, 2016

Boxwood Bonsai are Created from Many Varieties

Try one of these boxwood bonsai, for an easy to style and grow tree. There are many varieties to choose from.

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May 09, 2016

Nebari - Bonsai Buttressing

Nebari describes the lowest part of a bonsai trunk and the roots visible above the soil.Sometimes referred to as buttressing.

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Apr 07, 2016

Tanuki Bonsai - Cheating or Not?

The Japanese words tanuki bonsai are used to describe what many refer to as 'phoenix graft' and sometimes 'phony bonsai.' It is one of the most unique bonsai techniques.

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Apr 06, 2016

Bonsai Questions

Anyone with a bonsai tree, asks bonsai questions. They are not always happy with an answer that begins with "Well, it depends". John Callaway explores this answer.

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Mar 20, 2016

Tamarind Bonsai Trees, a Tropical Favorite

Noted for the delicate leaves and deep, rough, furrowed bark, Tamarind bonsai trees give the appearance of age early on. The fragrant flowers resemble small orchids!

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Feb 14, 2016

Pyracantha Bonsai - especially beautiful with flowers and berries.

Small leaves, beautiful flowers and brightly colored fruit make Pyracantha bonsai a favorite. They can be good subjects for many different shapes and sizes.

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Feb 02, 2016

Jaboticaba Bonsai Trees - a Tropical Favorite

This graceful, exotic tree makes a wonderful indoor bonsai. Jaboticaba bonsai trees are easy to grow and under the right conditions produce flowers and fruit directly on the trunk.

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Jan 19, 2016

The Pine Bonsai tree is a Classic in the Art of Bonsai

The pine bonsai tree is a traditional favorite. It may be most desired, but not the easiest to create.

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Oct 04, 2015

The Juniper Bonsai

Featured in The Karate Kid movie, the juniper bonsai is now one of the most recognized species used to create these little trees.

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Sep 11, 2015

Bonsai Tree Tips

These bonsai tree tips and techniques (taken from 40 years of experience) will save beginners a lot of aggravation.

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Sep 09, 2015

Buy a Bonsai Tree - What to Look For

Want to make your own? Or buy a bonsai tree? This list of tips on how to make better bonsai choices can help.

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Oct 07, 2014

Chrysanthemum bonsai, a Japanese flowering favorite.

Chrysanthemum bonsai are not popular in western culture. One reason, they are relatively short lived plants.

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Jul 21, 2014

More Bonsai Myths

This page contains more bonsai myths, most of which have to do with bonsai tree care. These are some of my all-time favorites - using sea salt and more.

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Oct 25, 2012

Me create a website? My secret.

Me (a non-techie) create a website? I never thought it would happen until SBI showed me step by step.

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