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.
In addition, there are a few of my newer ones and several 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 "knees"
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.
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.
Ficus Philippinensis is not used as frequently as maybe it should be for bonsai. It has wonderful red figs. Read this story about an almost forgotten bonsai tree by Guest Author, Victor Mills
The 'Stuff Article'!
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.
'Ten Steps to Good Bonsai' Another very popular article (good for both beginners and more experienced hobbyists)
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 - Two stories - one from me and one from Joe Samuels
is one of two bonsai tree articles. Mums are beautiful in themselves, but imagine a grouping on a slab! John did, and he shares the how-to with you here. Guest author John Capobianco.
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!
A Convention Story - No two bonsai conventions are alike. The 2010 Bonsai Societies of Florida had a fun and unexpected event.
often have the same answer. This is one of my favorite bonsai tree
articles about that answer ... 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 branch structures, 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.
Tropical Mimosa - this page takes you from a bonsai auction item to a well styled bonsai through air-layering.
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