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Read Books!

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. In the studio last week I was talking with John (current apprentice) and Andrew (past apprentice), and in a dreamy, innocent moment I tossed out the hope that people might soon be reading more books. I said this having just got word that Bonsai Heresy: 56 Myths Exposed Using Science and Read More

Bonsai-U | Kabudachi Style Bonsai

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Project Description This episode features the process of building and creating Kabudachi or Clump Style Bonsai utilizing seedlings or cuttings of Japanese and Trident Maples.  Covered in this tutorial are elements such as proper seed or cutting stock selection, the necessary preparation process for producing a fused base, wiring already Read More

A Wild Plum

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. August 2018 I dug this plum and it has progressed very well since then. Plums are tough trees and I think they are a great subject for bonsai. They are deciduous which gives interest in the winter, they have spring flowers, summer fruit and autumn colour in their leaves, a true Read More

Wisteria Bonsai

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Last week I participated in GardenScape 2020, Rochester’s premier garden show. We forced many Azaleas, Pears, Cherries and two Wisteria to blossom in March, rather than in May. The two Wisteria bonsai woke up and the flower buds began to open. One of the bonsai was delayed, exactly one week behind Read More

Little Lonely Doug

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Intensive Bonsai CourseIt’s Spring and that of course means repotting season here at Eisei-en. Currently, we are in full swing with our Intensive Courses at the garden, so some of the students have been helping out with transplanting a few of our monster trees. The latest big guy to get Read More

Bonsai-U | Chojubai Flowering Quince

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Project Description This Bonus Bonsai-U episode features the repotting of a Chojubai Japanese Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles japonica) from a modern Canton Chinese Container into a Kowatari Antique Chinese pot, circa pre-1800 CE.  The tree was originally created in Japan as a root-over-rock planting on an Ibigawa Stone nearly 50 years Read More

Deciduous Early Development Part IV: Studying Old Styrax

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. When talking about early development, eventually we need to look at later development, just to see where we’re going. Many of the old deciduous bonsai in Japan were grown in containers. They weren’t collected, and many weren’t grown in the ground. In general we tend to have less focus in the Read More

Bonsai at GardenScape 2020

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. GardenScape 2020 is the annual garden show in Rochester, New York, which runs from March 12-15, 2020. It is held at The Dome in Henrietta, New York, a suburb of Rochester only five miles from my garden. Landscape companies from around the area transform the Dome, over one acre in size, Read More

Repotting the Melted Hemlock

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Ry2Tree2 Bonsai Blog. Source material: April 2017          Melted wood?? Yes, melted wood. How else do you describe this hunk of mountain hemlock below? As the Covid-19 virus spreads around me here in Seattle, I have some extra time to also call the melted mountain hemlock below the subject for this Read More

My Saturday Demo at The Trophy in Belgium

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. This is a scots pine that has been prepared over a number of years in preparation for a demo. The organisers of The Trophy in Belgium asked me to create something more than simply ‘styling’ as tree. The root ball has been reduced over many years to enable fitting into Read More