10 Posts for <strong>bonsai</strong> Tag

General Purpose Scissors

General Purpose Scissors

March 12, 2018

General purpose scissors, GP shears or Ashinaga Basami, are used for all sorts of pruning activities (as the name would suggest). Its an essential tool…

Root Pruning Scissors

Root Pruning Scissors

March 12, 2018

The root pruning scissors, root pruning shears or┬áHasami, are used to cut thicker or heavier roots. The broad, sharp blades lets you easily cut through…

Concave Cutter

Concave Cutter

March 12, 2018

The concave cutter, or Mataeda Hasami, is used to cut of whole branches of a bonsai tree. The slightly curved cutting area leaves a clean…

Chokkan

Chokkan

March 5, 2018

Chokkan (Formal Upright) This traditional bonsai style is very common in bonsai. The tree grows in a straight upward line with the crown of the…

Tip: Prune vertical roots regularly

Regularly prune the vertical roots of your bonsai. Make sure your bonsai tree has an evenly distributed, spherical and superficial root ball. This will stimulate an even sap flow through your tree and improves the development of nebari.

Lava rock

Lava rock

March 1, 2018

As the name would suggest, this type of rock originates from volcanic lava. Lava rock is commonly used for the same reasons as Akadama and…

Nebari

Nebari

February 28, 2018

Nebari is the japanese word for the surface roots of a bonsai tree. This is a very important part of growing a bonsai tree. A…

Pumice

Pumice

February 27, 2018

Pumice is a solidified volcanic lava foam. It is used to retain water, give off nutrients and provides a fantastic base for root growth. A…

Soil

Soil

February 27, 2018

Soil is one of the main ingredients used in the art of bonsai. To state the obvious: your bonsai needs soil. It needs soil to…

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