Two novel approaches to developing Trident Maple bonsai, Technique 1

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Tree Blog. Background As we are nearing spring repotting time I felt inspired to write the following blog in the hopes that it might result in someone trying out the techniques which I shall now share, as early spring is the best time to attempt them. I have not tried these techniques with Read More

Don’t Feel Bad When You Get The Front Wrong

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Source: Bonsai South – Zach Smith Bonsai Blog. Oaks make great bonsai.  They grow quickly, meaning you can get fast development.  And they’re fairly easy to collect. This Water oak, Quercus nigra, is a good example.  I collected Continue Reading → Read More

To Deadwood or Not to Deadwood (for My Friend Sal)

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. There's deadwood and then there's deadwood. It's a safe guess that this crazy tree is a juniper, just like the other two trees shown here (it may also be a safe guess that it's a tanuki*). There's no mention of the artist/owner. Ditto for the other two. Every few days we get a Read More

Making your bonsai taller

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Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. With exposed root bonsai it is possible to create a taller tree. One can simply raise the tree up on its finer root system while keeping it supported with wire until the new roots harden sufficiently to make the trunk stable. The new roots will need to be covered for some Read More

The Juniper Bonsai

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Source: Bonsai Ranium Blog. The Juniper Bonsai also known as Juniperus is one of the most popular Bonsai trees. Junipers can be found in all shape and sizes around throughout the world of Bonsai. Juniper Bonsai trees sold at large stores, including Walmart and Home Depot, are often Japanese Garden Junipers, also called Green Mound Junipers Read More

The Cost of Sex

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Source: Ry2Tree2 Bonsai Blog. Date published: 2017, July 28 Source material: 2017, April-July           In the course of my biology education, the cost of sex and reproduction to an organism has repeatedly come up across specialties – and plant sex is no different in the relevance of the notion. For mammals, females Read More

Repotting a field grown trident maple

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Source: Bonsai Tonight Blog. Some of my favorite bonsai work is repotting trees for the first time. I never take for granted that new trees in the garden have healthy roots and perfect root-bases. Sometimes they do, but other times they don’t. Until I repot a tree, I don’t have a great idea about what Read More

24 Hours and Counting

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. To my eye, this is not only a very sweet bonsai in the ordinary sense - dynamic, well balanced, robustly alive, with beautifully carved and not overdone deadwood, etc - but it is also fascinatingly unusual. All that knobby stuff piled up on the surface and crawling up the trunk like some sort of Read More

New Video Tour of the Nursery

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Source: Schley’s Bonsai Blog. Hey guys, we finally got around to doing a new video to show off all the hard work we have been doing in the nursery. Click to view slideshow. Read More