Bonsai Lifeline

Questions and answers relating to the art of bonsai growing.
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1 White deposits on pots 533
2 Emergency drainage measures 426
3 Miracle B1 vitamin 456
4 How to prevent branch splitting 423
5 Safe use of lime sulphur 439
6 Nipping growth for smaller leaves 357
7 Too much shade? 284
8 Overpotted trees 281
9 How to stop leaf burn 278
10 Watering mame and shohin trees 263
11 Growing moss in sun 855
12 Overpotted Trees 749
13 Excessive moisture retension 890
14 My Pine wobbles and lacks new roots 922
15 How to speed up the recovery of bonsai trees? 1117

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Maple leaves turning

red-gold in the Autumn sun

falling..... falling..... gone

Random Bonsai Tip

When a tree has reversed taper or a narrowed 'waistline' above the nebari, you could do an airlayering just above the narrow section; or you could damage the cambium layer by either hammering gently with a mallet or by piercing the bark right into the cambium with a sharp object eg. scissors or an awl. You could also make deep incisions along the grain of the bark, where the healing process will cause scarring which would then thicken the trunk.