Winter Care Options-

Winter Care Options-

Every year I get many questions regarding winter care of bonsai, which is lovely of course since we spend so much time worritin’ over their management during the growing season that it would be a shame not to properly worrit over their hibernation quarters, too. But rather than an epistle on winter care, here are […]

Snow Care for Bonsai-

Snow Care for Bonsai-

Here’s a short video we did during a major snowstorm here in Portland, Oregon. We don’t get much snow here, really, an inch or two is about it, so trees are outdoors for the most part. When we get more snow…we need to remove it or we can end up with broken branches. The trick […]

The Difference Between Plant Hardiness and Chilling-

The Difference Between Plant Hardiness and Chilling-

Chillin’ isn’t just for teenagers…plants need it too. Spelled a bit differently, though. For temperate plants, this is serious business. Without chilling, the plant won’t be able to grow in the spring. Without hardiness, the plant may be damaged by cold weather. Let’s break this down a bit. There are two things at work here. […]