Arrastre Creek Aspen Grove

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Source: BonTsai Blog. “Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.” – Robert Frost If you’ve been reading my previous posts you’ll know Read More

Time to prepare for that First Freeze

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Source: Bonsai Beginnings Blog. A reminder that it is time to prepare for the First Freeze Dates (1981-2010) Savannah Airport Average Date: November 28 Earliest Date: November 1 Camellia sasanqua seedling Camellia sinensistea flower GoldenrodSolidago GoldenrodSolidago Camellia sasanqua seedling Read More

Now is the Time to Order Your Green T Basic and Save

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Source: Bonsaibark. No bonsai is too big for Green T. Speaking of too big, it's not everyday you see a Japanese (could this be a Trident?) maple with trunk this massive. It belongs to Jean Paul Polmans and a Basic Green T Turntable exactly like this one can can belong to you along with a 10% Read More

Taking My Succulents Back to Basics

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: My Bonsai Obsession Blog. So things didn’t quite go as planned. Although I managed to  sell some trees at last weekend’s show (my two best Junipers among them), none of my succulents sold. I think the lack of interest was due to the fact that they’re so easy to propagate. I briefly contemplated putting Read More

Mystery Bonsai

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. Our source for this lovely beast doesn't say a word about the artist or the tree itself, and Image Search proved itself useless again ("Best guess for this image: flowerpot"), so your guess is as good as mine. Getting another late start today* so we’ll make this one short and sweet. Just one magnificent mystery Read More

Level That Bench!

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus. Bonsai is about details. From creation to showing, every act in bonsai is about applying technique carefully and deliberately. And we can get rather distracted by the end zone details, focusing on the local show, getting the right pot, the best stand. Just the right accent. And you could not be faulted, those Read More

Near the Top of the Bonsai & Penjing Pantheons

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. This remarkable planting by Kuanghua Hsiao belongs somewhere near the top of the Penjing pantheon. Getting a very late start today, so we’ll take the quick and easy way out and show you this post from January, 2016 (with a little value added today). I think it’s worth another look anyway. Just two Read More

Bill’s Photos from the Zhongguo Feng Penjing Exhibition

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. It's hard to tell how large this tree is, but I'd guess that it's fairly substantial. No matter how large or small, it's a powerful twin trunk juniper with excellent taper, fluid lines and deadwood that's just right (substantial, but not overdone). I borrowed this and the other photos shown here from some shots Bill Valavanis took Read More

Ficus glumosa, uncommon bonsai

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. An uncommonly found Ficus species, Ficus glumosa is from Africa and has nice round, hairy leaves. It is in the grouping of rock-splitter figs. Those that seem to be found growing over and around rocks in the veldt. Since they seem to enjoy rock growing this seedling was placed over the Read More

Conejo Valley Bonsai Society Show at the Garden of the Worlds

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Baiko-En Bonsai Kenkyukai. On the weekend of October 7-8th, Big Joe and I had the opportunity to visit the Conejo Valley Bonsai Society Show. The Garden of the Worlds is a private garden located inside the city of Thousand Oak. As this was the first time visiting Conejo Valley Show I was rather impressed Read More