Grafting American Species

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Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Itoigawa Shimpaku (Juniperus chinensis var. ‘Itoigawa’ – the most sought after Junipers in Japan, both for their deadwood features and, more importantly, for their foliar characteristics. The most famous examples of naturally occurring yamadori Itoigawa Shimpaku all came from one tiny area in the Niigata Prefecture of northern Japan, specifically Read More

Color and Unusual Pot Choice-

2 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. A tree with red berries in a green glazed pot. A conifer with green foliage in an unglazed, reddish brown pot. An orange flowered tree matched with a blue glazed pot. Common and good options. For pot choices, these opposing colors from the color wheel can work, and work well. But they Read More

Whats in the Kiln?

3 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. Now that I am back from my holiday its back into some pottery, and last week these came out of the kiln. Some are good and some, well I’ve learnt a lot from. This is a nanban pot that I made specifically for a pinus nigra that I dug last year. Read More

Bonsai Bark Has Moved

4 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. It now lives on the new stonelantern.com, you can find it at stonelantern.com/blogs/bonsai-bark. See you there. Go to the source blog (Bonsai Bark Blog) to read the full article: Bonsai Bark Has Moved Read More

National Bonsai Collection – England Part 2

4 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. A few more photos of my visit and after much thought I will include the photo of the “painted pot”. This is a very good Satsuki Azalea but it was difficult to fully appreciate because of the setting This group was the centre piece of the collection Taxus The painted pot Read More

National Bonsai Collection in England

5 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. While on holidays I took the opportunity to visit the Birmingham Botanical Gardens where the National Bonsai Collection is held/displayed. As I am quite involved with the National Bonsai & Penjing Collection of Australia I was interested in seeing how other countries display their national collection and of course to see Read More

Boon’s American Larch – Which Pot Do You Prefer?

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. One American larch, five pots (the original pot is below). If things go according to plan (when did that ever happen?) this will be our last post in this tired old software. Starting tomorrow morning our posts will show on the ‘front page’ of our NEW Website (wish us luck!) What Read More