Bonsai Maintenance

How to Prune Juniper Bonsai
Bonsai tree pruning, care, and maintenance. Maintenance pruning on a 25 year old San Jose Juniper bonsai tree, potted in a Tokoname bonsai pot, trimming foliage pads, fine shaping of an old bonsai. More at
You can get your own bonsai from Amazon if you are in a hurry or want to try bonsai gardening for your self

Brussel’s Green Mound Juniper Bonsai
publisher: Brussel’s Bonsai
ASIN: B0000DG86X
EAN: 0782819003815
sales rank: 259590
price: $39.00 (new)

The natural movement of this tree’s trunk and branches capture the essence of bonsai, making Green Mound the most used juniper variety. The texture of the Green Mound Juniper’s foliage and the ease of trimming make this outdoor bonsai a winner for beginners.

Bonsai Training Video. FALL MAINTENANCE: Japanese Black Pine
published: 2010
EAN: 0013964142242

This DVD features Boon Manakitivipart teaching the techniques of Fall Maintenance on two Japanese Black Pines. The process is key to creating professional, show-quality bonsai. Using the techniques demonstrated here, you can learn how to control next season’s growth. Fall maintenance includes needle-pulling, bud-thinning, and pruning. These techniques allow sunlight and air into a tree’s interior, promoting new growth and stimulating back-budding. Boon demonstrates these methods on this two-chapter DVD. Part I, Mature Tree. This chapter condenses four hours of Boon’s work on a mature show tree. He demonstrates how to balance the tree’s energy by reducing needles and buds in the strong areas (the top) and redistributing that energy to the weaker areas (bottom and interior). Part II, Refined Tree. In this chapter, Boon goes into greater detail about the benefits of fall maintenance. Using a 50-year-old bonsai, he teaches how to keep a tree compact and hardy. He also shows the results of early summer decandling and teaches how to use needle-pulling and bud-thinning to maintain balance. By their very nature, Japanese Black Pines want to grow large. The techniques shown on this DVD provide the most effective ways to keep your tree small.

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