Earth Day

Earth day
April 19, 2022 0 Comments

Every year, people all over the world celebrate Earth Day by taking steps to become more environmentally friendly.  Why? Well, developing better habits and making small changes like planting a tree or picking up garbage, helps reduce your carbon footprint. There’s no better gift to Mother Earth than that.  A Brief History of Earth Day  April …

What is Perlite & Is It Good for Bonsais?

Perlite soil additive
April 19, 2022 0 Comments

Perlite is able to absorb moisture on the outside but not the inside. This is exactly the reason why it makes perlite a great way to provide moisture while simultaneously aerating the soil. That said, it is very porous and some water will get out of it, unlike some other soil additives like vermiculite. As …

No Mow May

No Mow May
April 13, 2022 0 Comments

No Mow May is Coming Up We’d like to encourage you to participate. Taking part in a small act of conservation can have a huge ripple effect on our ecosystem. The Nature Conservancy of Canada is asking us to help countless bees and insects by eliminating mowing of lawns for the month of May and we …

Scoria Red Lava rock | Bonsai Soil

Bonsai Lava Rock
April 2, 2022 0 Comments

Bonsai plant roots need to breathe to thrive and to prevent root rot. Scoria Red Lava rock bonsai soil allows for optimal drainage which increases aeration. Ideal for improving moisture control, its porous nature allows lava rock to absorb excess water. Used in bonsai soil mixtures to add grit, it’s a great addition.   Want …

Kanuma Bonsai Soil

Kanuma bonsai soil
March 2, 2022 0 Comments

Choosing Kanuma soil can have a positive impact on your plants’ growth from making their roots stronger to better foliage. This is the reason why you should know all the details and the benefits about Kanuma soil to grow your bonsai, kokedama, and acid loving plants. Where Does Kanuma Come From and How is it Made? …

How to Propagate Your Plants – Your Full Guide

Propagate your plant
February 21, 2022 0 Comments

Propagating your existing house plants is an underestimated yet important factor for all exterior and interior environments. Plants are a crucial part of our environment and we need to take care of them so they in turn can take care of our future.  How to propagate plants? There are many different ways for you to …

What is Pumice | Bonsai Soils

Pumice soil
January 10, 2022 0 Comments

Pumice bonsai rock is great for various types of Bonsai plants. Bonsai soil needs materials that will provide some grit to create well draining soil and proper aeration for the plant roots.  Pumice stone is often mixed with other types of bonsai soil such as Akadama, Lava rock and other organic materials. Pumice soil can …

What is Akadama | Bonsai Soil

Akadama
December 2, 2021 0 Comments

Akadama is a natural clay-like mineral soil that is great for plants grown in Bonsais or Kokedama form. This Japanese volcanic clay is hard-baked, sifted by size and produced specifically for bonsai purposes. It will start deteriorating after 2-3 years and you will need to repot your bonsai plants to continue enjoying the many benefits. …

Calla Lily

October 14, 2021 0 Comments

For such a spectacular bloom, calla lily care is surprisingly quick and easy! So if you’re looking to do a little indoor gardening this year, add this beauty to your list of fantastic indoor plant options.  The Calla Lily: A Brief History  Calla lilies originate from Africa. In particular, South Africa and Swaziland.  This flower is …

Japanese Maple Bonsai Care

October 13, 2021 0 Comments

Have you ever wanted to grow a Japanese Maple indoors? Well, now you can! All you need is to know how to care for a Japanese Maple Bonsai. But before you add this miniature beauty to your home or office, let’s take a closer look at some Japanese Maple Bonsai care tips.  Japanese Maple Bonsai Native …