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Monthly Tasks

There are a number of tasks you should to when caring for your bonsai – from repotting, to fertilizing to spraying for pests. The tasks vary depending upon the season. We have put together a checklist, customized for the San Francisco Bay Area to help you.

This checklist is adapted from earlier work by Mitsuo Umehara, an award winning bonsai artist and teacher – and curator of the original Japanese Garden in San Mateo.


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The San Francisco Bonsai Society has put together a very good chart that summarizes work that should be done each month. Find it here.

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