The Art of Watering

The Art of Watering

by Terry Erasmus January 25, 2017 14 Comments

Watering is an area of our art which I think is assumed you will intuitively grasp, after all it simply involves getting water into a container with a live plant in it! In reality though it is actually a rather complex technique which just like wiring and styling needs to be practiced and mastered. I have heard it said that it can easily take a full time apprentice 3 years to grasp the essentials, so how much longer will it take you and I as amateur enthusiasts? This is why I have entitled this post the ART of watering.

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How to repot your bonsai

How to repot your bonsai

by Terry Erasmus September 02, 2015 12 Comments

This is the last in the blog series on repotting bonsai trees. In this post we will go through the steps of repotting your tree. Using a series of images with accompanied explanations and tips mixed into the mix, you should be able to repot your tree with confidence.

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The Why and When of Repotting your bonsai trees

The Why and When of Repotting your bonsai trees

by Terry Erasmus August 14, 2015 6 Comments

In this the first part of a 3 part blog series on repotting we cover the basic of repotting. We discuss the reasons why it is necessary to repot bonsai trees, the signs to look out for when repotting is needed and briefly discuss how often it is necessary to perform repotting on a tree. No discussion about repotting would be complete without some comment on growing mediums so we will briefly discuss the different groups of mediums with specific reference to some recommended products.

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