An Advance Open Bonsai Workshop

3 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog.   This afternoon I had another Open Workshop for my advance students to style and refine their bonsai. There were a few interesting bonsai which were brought into the studio. Alan continued to work on my formal upright RAF Dwarf Scots pine removing old needles and excess buds in preparation for Read More

New Talent Contest Germany

3 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Last weekend saw the annual national bonsai exhibition of Germany. During this exhibition also the finals of the New Talent Competition took place. Because I am a resident of Germany for a while now, and a member of a German bonsai Club, I was also invited to participate. My club supported Read More

Deciduous Early Development Part I: Japanese Maple

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. The first part of this development series covers a few gangly specimens of Japanese Maple. Japanese Maple is one of the most challenging early development deciduous trees because of its propensity to make long internodes. It’s also one of the best examples of a theme that runs throughout the next few Read More

Restyling an itoigawa shinpaku

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: BonTsai Blog. Recently Oyakata gave me a nice itoigawa shinpaku to work on. It came from one of our long time clients. He recently decided to part with a large portion of his collection which we are now selling on his behalf via consignment. In order to prepare the trees for sale and to Read More