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A Trick to Try with Your Wisteria this Summer-

A Trick to Try with Your Wisteria this Summer-

July 8, 2018

This is a fun technique to ramify your wisteria. After the first flush of leaves has hardened off in early summer, and flowers are long gone, take each leaf and cut them down to two leaflets. This will result in a very thin looking bonsai, and you may wish to provide light shade for a […]

Of Weeds and Love

Of Weeds and Love

June 24, 2018

‘When one summer I came across Emerson’s argument that “weeds” (just then strangling my annuals) were nothing more than a defect of my perception, I felt a certain cognitive dissonance.’ These are the words of Michael Pollan in his hilarious work Second Nature. The dismissive words of Emerson in the garden are not unlike the […]

Be a Bonsai Sleuth: What is Needle Cast and What is Overwatering for Pines?

Be a Bonsai Sleuth: What is Needle Cast and What is Overwatering for Pines?

June 11, 2018

Many of the problems we see on our bonsai look very much the same. Needle Cast, a fungus, and overwatering, a care mistake, often look a lot alike. Here are two photos that might help determine if you have one or the other of them in your yard: This pine, a Ponderosa, has been overwatered. […]

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