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~New Book ‘Bonsai Heresy’ Nearing Completion~

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Bonsai Heresy is my new book about our misperceptions of bonsai technique and aesthetics. The book is wrapping up and things are advancing apace… Bonsai Heresy will shortly be copyedited, giving me a much needed break No fewer than 10 savvy content editors were involved, improving this complex book immeasurably Our production Read More

Olive bonsai chopped

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. A few years ago I obtained this olive from a nursery where it was very sad looking. After repotting the tree I left to get settled in good substrate and regain strength. However, in the spring of 2019 I was really fed up with the big lumps on the trunk and Read More

Pot Choice Exercise: Highbush Blueberry

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Growing up in Upstate NY there were a lot of lovely highbush blueberries growing wild in the woods, and I’d always wanted to try one as a bonsai. Took a move to the West Coast—where they only exist in nurseries—to finally get around to it. Highbush blueberries, Vaccinium corymbosum, have great Read More

A small Olive bonsai

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. For a while I have wanted a larger olive tree. So in the fall of 2017 I scourged the internet advertisements looking for someone trying to sell a big trunked olive. You should know, in my region olives are just barely winter hardy. So people need to have a place to Read More

2019 42nd Midwest Bonsai Exhibition- Part 2

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Additionally, there are two large courtyards full of vendors offering bonsai, pre-bonsai, supplies, suiseki, scrolls and many more items for sale. Vendors from a wide have brought some of their finest items for the public as well as bonsai hobbyists, many who do not have a readily available access to good Read More

2019 42nd Midwest Bonsai Exhibition- Part 1

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. 42ndMidwest Bonsai Exhibition is being held on August 16-19, 2019 at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois, hosted and organized by the Midwest Bonsai Society. Nearly 100 bonsai from across the Midwest and beyond are on display. Having attended 40 of these exhibitions I can state that this year’s bonsai Read More

Suiseki Collecting Trip

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. The Suiseki Study Group of Upstate New York had the annual collecting trip today. Twelve members from the Greater Rochester, NY area along with members from Erie, PA and Ithaca, NY gathered at a favorite stream, which often has dark black stones. The secret stream is in “Upstate New York” and Read More

Late Summer Beauty In My Bonsai Garden

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. This summer has been quite hot and sunny providing excellent growing weather. But, it’s soon coming to an end. Some of the maples are already beginning to show autumn color, many of the pines have big buds developing for next year’s growth and the fruit on the bonsai is continuing to Read More

Managing Needle Length of Single Flush Pines-

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. It’s summer and our single flush pines have stopped growing. What now? For starters we can clean out old needles. While we’re doing this we may notice that some year’s needles are longer than others. This post ends with a few reasons they might be longer and how to plan for Read More