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Ambiguous Bonsai | Choosing a Direction

2 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Ambiguous BonsaiAll bonsai have directionality, but sometimes it can be difficult to decide which direction a bonsai is moving. The bonsai featured in this post is one such tree. If it were up to you, on which side would you place the accent plant relative to the bonsai? Let us Read More

2 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Ambiguous BonsaiAll bonsai have directionality, but sometimes it can be difficult to decide which direction a bonsai is moving. The bonsai featured in this post is one such tree. If it were up to you, on which side would you place the accent plant relative to the bonsai? Let us Read More

Creating deadwood on Yew

4 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Shari on Yew trunk. Bottom old, top new Normally one creates deadwood during the first styling of pre-bonsai material. Yew branches that are cut of, or were cut off during the growing out period of the plant are stripped of their bark and carved back to elegant rounded or pointed stubs. Read More

Bonsai U | Rocky Mountain Juniper

5 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Project Description Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum) is a Juniper species native to North America and can be found from Washington state to North Dakota and as far south as Sonora, Mexico.  It typically grows at elevations ranging from 1500 to 9000 feet (500-2800 meters).  In the past, Plateau Indian Read More

Black pine/Ponderosa Frankie Tree Revisit-

7 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. This is an earlier work, black pine grafted on a ponderosa trunk. I think it was grafted about 9 years ago. It’s a small tree, a chuhin at 14”. Collected years ago by Randy Knight; recently reworked by apprentice John Eads. In our first post on this tree, Black Pine/Ponderosa, I suggested Read More

The Next Step and Recent Work

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: BonTsai Blog. After much consideration I’ve decided to head back to the states. I have carefully discussed with others as well as spent significant time assessing my own thoughts to come to this decision. Everyone’s apprenticeship experience is different and it’s hard to assume a single mold , model, or stereotype of what it Read More

Horticultural Dormant Spray Oil for bonsai

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Spring is still a while away but soon it will be that time of year again. All sorts of bug eggs will hatch and the youngsters will show up on our bonsai to feast on the spring sap. Of course, you can then take all sorts of measures to make your Read More

Bonsai Network Podcast | Episode 18

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. The Legacy of Saburo Kato and Mansei-enIn this episode, we look at the history and legacy of Bonsai Master Saburo Kato and his Mansei-en nursery in the Omiya Bonsai Village. Sorry folks – I searched for hours and couldn’t find the photo of myself with Mr. Kato back in 2007. Read More

Willow Leaf ficus after 20 years

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. I started working on this tree nearly 20 years ago. It was a large Ficus salicaria, Willow leaf ficus, purchased from a Florida nursery and selected by my friend and bonsai artist Joe Samuels. Joe passed away some years back and was a great help to me in advancing my bonsai Read More

Kito Memorial Bonsai Exhibit

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. When our tour visited Seiji Morimae last week in his garden, he took me aside and told me of an important bonsai exhibit we should visit. I asked the name of the exhibit and the location in case we were in the area or for directions of how to get there. Read More