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Trailer for the Bonsai Fundamentals Course-

Trailer for the Bonsai Fundamentals Course-

February 24, 2017

Here’s the trailer for the educational bonsai course that Oscar Jonker and I have been working on for a year, filmed at Shinji Suzuki’s bonsai garden in Japan… We are offering the first 500 registrants a 50% discount on the course. To take advantage of this pre-enrollment offer:    

Live Q and A with Michael Hagedorn-

Live Q and A with Michael Hagedorn-

February 19, 2017

This is a worldwide question and answer video that I did with Bonsai Empire today, we covered all sorts of bonsai questions, answering them in real time as they came in. It’s a 45 minute video, and by the time we were done it had over 2,200 views—so thanks everyone from all over the globe for tuning in, […]

A super easy way to improve the health of your bonsai…

A super easy way to improve the health of your bonsai…

February 13, 2017

…and sometimes it’s buried. In the pot. And it’s not a magic particle. Or fertilizer. It’s all about gas exchange. When we recognize that roots respire, we know that they need oxygen. And if they need oxygen, then a solid pot wall is one impediment to that, and a clogged drain hole is really shutting the […]


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