3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. A few months ago I started to learn how to make bonsai pots. Well I can tell you I am not a real potter as I’m only just a beginner, but the thing that stands out for me is how difficult it is to make good quality pots. It looks easy Read More

Eisei-en Grand Opening!

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Eisei-en Bonsai Nursery will officially open on Sept 1-2, 2018! Bonsai, yamadori, ceramics, suiseki and more will be available for purchase at the event. Saturday Sept 1st will feature free demonstrations by Naoki Maeoka and Mauro Stemberger from 9am to 5pm. On Sunday Sept 2nd, Naoki Maeoka will conduct a Read More

Less Is Enough

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. A whole lot of tree to fit into such a small pot. It’s looks like a field grown Shimpaku juniper that was raised to look like it was collected in the wild. Most of the collectable Shimpaku (and other desirables) are long since gone from the wilds of Japan. This photo is titled Read More

More Sweet Little Trees & Bonsai Books Galore

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. At a glance, this is a sweet little freshly trimmed Shimpaku bonsai. But if you let your glance linger, you might see just how much age and character this tiny tree expresses. There’s that relatively massive little trunk and its rugged twists and scars. There’s also the impressive branch development for Read More

Meet Bob Blankfield

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Japanesse maple trained by Bob Blankfield from a small bare root stump grown in one of my beds a few years ago. Ok, more than a few years, something like two decades. Come to the US National Bonsai Exhibition in September to see this beautiful bonsai in person. No, its not Read More


4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. Some years ago I was out walking the dog and came across a pomegranate fruit that had split open (as they do) so I took it home with the intent of growing a few plants from seed. From the one fruit I got four seedlings, one I decided to grow separately Read More

Sweet Little Trees & a Bonsai No No

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This little gem looks like it might be a mini Mandarin orange tree. Or maybe a Kumquat. No name or attribution is provided I like small bonsai. Especially when they are photographed handheld to provide some scale. Unfortunately, the business fb site where I got these photos didn’t provide any information on varieties or Read More