Category Archives for Training/Pruning

General Care and Maintenance of Bonsai

To keep them at the top of their form, Bonsai should be grown out of doors as much as possible. The Japanese keep them on tables in full sun from late spring until early autumn, but the sun in that … Continue reading

19. April 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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An Introduction to the Japanese Art of Dwarfing: Bonsai

Bonsai is the term universally used in Japan for the artificially dwarfed trees and shrubs which are an integral part of the domestic, artistic and horticultural life of that country. There it is unusual to enter any house, from the … Continue reading

19. April 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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How to Grow Fruit on the Garden Terrace

“A land of plenty” on your balcony or terrace is not difficult at all. There is always room for strawberries even on the smallest balcony and there is no longer any need for even fruit trees to reach for the … Continue reading

03. April 2014 by Dave Pinkney
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Wiring Bonsai and Bonsai Shaping

This is perhaps the most characteristic aspect of the art of bonsai, at least to the beginner. The necessity is born out of the need to modify the natural arrangement of branches to encourage them to grow to one of … Continue reading

17. March 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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Bonsai Shaping: Maintenance Pruning

Maintaining the shape of your bonsai with maintenance pruning is at least as important as formative pruning, since it also makes a day-to-day contribution to the effort of producing a bonsai of a particular style. Maintenance pruning will vary, since … Continue reading

14. March 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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Training Bonsai: Pruning and Bonsai Equipment

By definition, the perfect bonsai should have an aged-looking trunk and a vigorous growth of branches and leaves. The proportions of the tree should be similar to those of natural growing trees in the country or in forests but in … Continue reading

12. March 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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Bonsai Ageing: The Art of ‘Jin’

It is every bonsai enthusiast’s dream to own a very old tree, the fruit of several generations’ labours. For those who cannot afford very old and costly specimens. It is useful to know that the aged appearance of a bonsai … Continue reading

24. February 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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