Over the past 12 years Kusamura Bonsai Club has written a large number of articles for our newsletters or as handouts for our meetings. Our Bonsai Basics series addresses basic questions that anyone who is new to bonsai might have - or as a checklist to remind more experienced members. All other articles are listed after the Basics list. Because we are currently converting our website not all articles are available yet.
Azalea Basics - a quick introduction to pruning, fertilizing, wiring azaleas
Black Pine Basics - a quick introduction to candling, choosing buds and thinning needles
Fertilizer Basics - a quick introduction to fertilizer
Finding Bonsai Material at the Nursery - a checklist of things to look for when at the nursery
Ficus Basics- Basic information about Ficus as bonsai
Maple Pruning - Describes steps to follow when pruning your maple
Moss Basics - An introduction to Moss
Pest Control Basics - Basic pest control information
Soil Basics - how to create a bonsai mix for planting your trees
Subtropical Bonsai for Indoor Gardening - an introduction to bonsai that can be grown indoors
Displaying Shohin - A quick introduction of how to display Shohin (small bonsai)
Nitrogen Cycle - A detailed look at how Nitrogen moves from plant to animal to atmosphere and back again. Not actually critical to understand in order to do bonsai, but still an interesting bit of biology.
Propagation of Woody Plants by Cuttings - Quick summary of how to make new plants via cuttings
Selecting Nursery Material - some thoughts about how to choose which tree to buy