Listed below are links to some of the bonsai tree articles I've written over the years.
I wrote for Bonsai Today magazine, World Tropical Bonsai Forum and a number of other bonsai publications, including my own newsletters.
Some of those articles are here.
In addition, there are a few new ones and several bonsai tree articles from guest authors.
Many of these articles are available for use in club newsletters. If you would like to re-publish any of them, please contact me.
Bald Cypress bonsai are stately and impressive, but they
rarely have "knees" as they do in nature. I was quite surprised to see
this cypress knee project ...
Bald Cypress Bonsai "knees"
Ficus nerifolia is one of the most popular tropical trees used as bonsai. It is also one of the most successful. Here is the story of when and where it all got started ...
A Ficus Bonsai Story.
Bonsai "how-to" is important, but in some ways this bonsai
tree article may be even more important. It is truly a lesson learned.
I hope you find it inspirational. Over the years it has come to be
known as the
Here's a Bonsai Pots article I wrote for a gardening magazine. It's not geared to bonsai enthusiasts, however you and your non-bonsai friends may find it interesting.
Bonsai Pots - Terrific All Purpose Planters
Another very popular article (good for both beginners and more experienced hobbyists) is
'Ten Steps to Good Bonsai'.
Cottonseed Hulls and bonsai - Do you know cottonseed hulls can prevent soil erosion in shallow bonsai pots? ... and they're not as messy as muck!
Buttonwood Bonsai, A Collecting Story
- In the bonsai world "collecting" is a term we use for
'digging up' trees, often in the wild. These trips often become
adventures. This is one such adventure story.
article by guest author John Capobianco. Mums are beautiful in themselves, but imagine a grouping on a slab! John did, and he shares the how-to with you here.
Another Chrysanthemum bonsai
article. This one by guest author Dale Cochoy is about his bonsai club
project - growing mums for an entire season. Lots of great tips,
including recommended varieties!
often have the same answer. This is a bonsai tree article about that answer ... Well, it depends! John Callaway is our guest author.
Bougainvillea Bonsai and a Warning
about the combination of thorns and sphagnum moss during air layers. True stories of dangerous results.
Voles and Bonsai Trees
is a horror story! Lee Squires experienced voles first hand and is sharing his tale to keep you informed and forewarned!
'Top 10 Reasons Not To Buy a Bonsai Tree'
is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but oh so true. Send a copy to a friend!
Bonsai Trees in Winter Silhouette exhibits, are displayed without leaves (usually they are dormant.) The idea is to observe and enjoy the amazing structures of branches, trunks and exposed roots.
A New Addition to the Morikami bonsai garden has been donated by Dr. Ron Kessler and his wife Arleen. Read about this amazing gift!
Windswept Bonsai style is an article by guest author David Whitaker telling his passion for wind blown trees - and the unique gowing technique he uses.
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