China – The demo

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Shohin Bonsai Europe Blog. At the penjing / bonsai event in China, arranged by the Black Scissors Community and China Penjing Artists Association, there was a four hours demo. The artists were Japan Kobayashi (Japan), Morten Albek (Denmark), Sean Smith (US), Samuel Thompson (Australia), Ryan Bebas (Indonesia), Rudy Marinello (Italy), Chen Jianliang (Taiwan), and Read More

Losing trees: Pyracantha problems persist

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Nebari Bonsai Blog. I’m resigned to lose this tree, but I’m not giving up just yet.  I have unscientifically diagnosed ithwith Fusarium wilt, and have been treating it with MycoStop.  The left trunk died last year, and the fungicide treatments seem to have only slowed down the advancement.  The right side is now showing Read More

Wintersnoei bonsai & prébonsai serre – deel 1.

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Danny Ginkgo Bonsai Blog. Ook de bomen in de bonsai & pré-bonsai serre krijgen een vakkundige winter snoei en een upgrade. Door ook in de meer commerciële serres steeds correct te snoeien en te onderhouden staat er heel veel interessant materiaal oa lang in pot, goede wortelvoeten, al veel bomen met fijnere vertakkingen. Ideaal Read More

Natter night 18th December 2017.

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Ronin Bonsai Blog. This coming Monday 18th December will be the last Natter night for three weeks,as it will be Xmas day then new years day, so the first one of 2018 will be the 8th January 2018. If you fancy a cup of coffee and a mince pie come along and join in. Read More

Avoid winter damage in bonsai: Reduced winter hardiness

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Everybody who has bonsai knows the worry at the end of winter. A tree is a little slow in responding to warmer weather. No bud is swelling. No green line is showing. Has the bonsai died over winter? This post is part of a series … Read More

How to Kill a Trident Maple

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: My Bonsai Obsession Blog. In October 2007 I bought a small Trident Maple at our club’s annual show. I wasn’t a member back then, but that was the day I signed up for the club’s beginner’s course and I attended my first meeting a month later. So you could say attending that show changed Read More

Refining a young exposed root black pine

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Tonight Blog. One of my favorite techniques for developing exposed root pines is bending the roots. To recap some of this work done last year, here are before and after photos on a 13 year-old pine. Before bending the roots After bending the roots and wiring primary branches Now that the basic form Read More

Swindon bonsai pots

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Swindon and District Bonsai Blog. Following on from the very successful day of bonsai pot making in July this year with David Jones of Walsall Studio Ceramics here are our pots. We are pleased as punch with them and they all came out of the kiln in one piece and are now ready for Read More

Workshop van vrijdag 08 december 2017- een overzicht – Acer p. Kiyohime.

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Danny Ginkgo Bonsai Blog. Het opbouwen van een Acer Kiyohime. Hier wordt gestart met kweekmateriaal van ongeveer 28 jaar oud. De basis is reeds gelegd en de hoofdtakken zijn op goede dikte. Een eerste bedrading van de jonge takken moet nu het silhouet vastleggen. Dit is startmateriaal dat dichter bij het einddoel gekweekt is, Read More

Spruce collected in Colorado

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Arbor Arts Collective Blog. Picea species not determined. Could be P. pungens, Colorado blue spruce, could be P. engelmanni, the Engelmann spruce, and could be the natural hybrid between the two, as where it was collected the species occur together. Purchased from Hidden Gardens, early spring 2017. Size is more or less shohin. Width Read More