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Educational Material


Basic Repotting for Bonsai: This document is a great foundation for reviewing this essential skill for all bonsai cultivation. Thanks to Tom Anglewicz 

Container Selection: Selection of the correct container can elevate your bonsai composition to a higher level. Thanks to Tom Anglewicz

Nursery Stock Evaluation: A great article to review before you head to your local nursery to find your next treasure! Thanks to Andy Berry

Foundations of Design: Learn to apply design concepts to your bonsai art. Thanks to Dave Regan

Bonsai Species for Beginners: David McPeters thoughts on how to get started with species that set you up for success!

Soil  Basics: A primer on bonsai soil with the intent of providing a knowledge foundation for success


Heat Bed Construction: A next-level technique to boost your success with early season repotting and care for collected material

Pine Cultivation and Refinement: Cultivation of refined pine bonsai is a must in the Rocky Mountain Region. Start here. Thanks to Tom Anglewicz

Heat Protection for Bonsai: Learn simple measures to protect you bonsai from a late spring heat spell to keep them growing at their best. Thanks to Andy Berry

Bonsai Preparation for Formal Display: Useful tips from 2018 artist of the year Les Siroky on how to prepare your trees for exhibition

BCI Article on RMBS 49th Annual Exhibition: A landmark event! Write up by Tom Anglewicz

RMBS in BCI Journal

Ficus in Colorado: Have unique horticultural needs in the Rocky Mountain region

Bonsai Soil and Microbiota: Paul Koenning describes the nuances of bonsai soil micro culture

Accent Elements in Formal Display:  Larry Jackel describes some considerations for accent elements

Asymmetry, symmetry and Balance:  Mike Britten explores bonsai design concepts informed by nature

Pinyon Pine as Bonsai  New bonsai frontier. Thanks to Andy Berry, Tom Anglewicz and Mike Britten

Spring Concepts  2019 Artist of the Year Adam Johnson outlines spring scope of work

Colorado Spruce as Bonsai : Will Kerns explores this Rocky Mountain native as superior material

Bonsai Containers 201 : Mike Britten expands our container understanding

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