2020 Autumn Open House- Sales, Displays & Free Programs

2 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Our Autumn Open House is normally not an expanded event during years hosting the US National Bonsai Exhibition. This is not a “normal” year with nearly all bonsai events throughout the world being cancelled. So this year’s Autumn Open House will feature displays, sales and free programs on Saturday-Sunday, September 12-13, Read More

3-D Printed Slab for a Shore Pine…

3 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Using the talents of a student, we transferred this Shore Pine to a new ultra-techy support… This Shore Pine was featured in a post a few years ago: Shore Pine…On a Metal Post… The nylon cutting board support always felt like a temporary solution. The dead peach color wasn’t very appealing, the Read More

Azalea

6 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. In my last post I spoke about branch colour, but this post is about leaf colour. Winter leaf colour in particular. This azalea is out of shape and needs work on its profile and that will occur in a couple of months, however the cold winter temperatures impacts on the foliage Read More

Bonsai-U | All About Bonsai Tools

6 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Project Description In this episode of Bonsai-U, Bjorn explains the types of tools you’ll need in your bonsai tool kit. Project Details: Kikuwa Bonsai Tools Basic Tool Kit Next-Level Tool Kit Carving Kit DONATE TO BONSAI-U! To make a donation, please choose a monthly amount (or a one-time donation) below. Read More

Bonsai-U | What the HECK is a Shimpaku?

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Project Description In this episode, we look at the meaning and history of Shimpaku Juniper – where did the term originate in Japan, what does it apply to today and what are the differences between the term’s varieties and cultivars. Project Details: Shimpaku Junipers Cuttings to Old Yamadori Origin: Japan, Read More

Brand New Podcast: BONSAI WIRE

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Podcast aficionados! You may be interested to know that four of us—Jonas Dupuich, Andrew Robson, John Eads and myself—are about to launch a bonsai podcast: Bonsai Wire. And we hope you will join us. The umbrella plan is to be instructive and useful to listeners, covering some hot-button topics as well as Read More

Yamadori English Elm

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This tree was dug a couple of years ago and has spent the last year or so in its first bonsai pot. I particularly like the colour of the branches, which can’t be appreciated during the other seasons because it is covered with foliage. The branches need a bit of wire Read More

An Opportunity Lost

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. Not the best title for a post and it does sound a bit selfish but the facts around it are all understandable. I estimate that this year I have missed about nine or ten bonsai related outings and trips because of the Corona virus and the latest to get cancelled is Read More

What’s Wrong Here? A Blog Quiz-

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. If you see a pine with lushly growing moss on top of the soil media, like the one below, alarm bells should be going off. As pines generally don’t like overly wet soil media, lush moss is a lucky clue to adjust your pine care. And if things are really soggy, you Read More

A Visit To Bergen Water Gardens & Nursery

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog.   Every summer our Bonsai Society of Upstate New York has a garden tour. In the past we have visited excellent and interesting collections of Hosta, Dwarf Conifers and even a top Dwarf Conifer & Rare Plant Nursery. Last evening we had a special private visit to the Bergen Water Gardens Read More