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In Defense Of Solid Fertilizers

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Fertilizer adventures are a given in most bonsai gardens. For years I used solid organic cakes, being the traditional solution, but found the birds unmanageable in their hunt for grubs underneath them. I wasn’t willing to use insecticide to control fly larvae, so birds, and lost fertilizer, were my fate for Read More

Carmen Leskoviansky Begins Apprenticeship

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. When finishing up the 2-year Seasonal program Carmen pulled me aside and said, ‘I’d like to talk about apprenticeships here.’ I was willing to consider it. In two years no trees had been sawed in half. And during a blowtorch / bending plastic experiment Carmen showed a certain fiery glee. We have Read More

Creating a natural looking Jin on a pine

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. There are too many fancy over elaborate Jins and stumps being ‘carved’ in bonsai, the best way to create natural looking deadwood is to hand strip and hand carve, ONLY use power tools to remove bulk. Go to the source blog (Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: Read More

Cardening.. Mobile Japanese Garden

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. I created this temporary garden just for fun after seeing some cactus planted in a car. Go to the source blog (Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: Cardening.. Mobile Japanese Garden Read More

Unusual Pine to Decandle: Loblolly

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. The search for new, interesting native plants for bonsai continues unabated. After finding a bonsai-worthy plant, a secondary puzzler is what known techniques might we apply to the new species. Loblolly or Southern Yellow Pine, Pinus taeda, is a three-needle pine from the southeastern United States. Covering vast areas, it’s believed Read More

The Next Step for this Hawthorn

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. Now that all the leaves have fallen from this tree it is time to put some wire on and continue the shaping process. As I have mentioned previously I believe the “feature” of this tree is the hollow trunk and I am working towards framing this aspect. It was extensively wired Read More

When and Why to Pinch New Growth on Spruce-

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Of course we all love fiddling with our bonsai, and pinching is one of those fiddly things. And spruce, playing into our tactile desires, is a tree we can pinch. Back budding is created by pinching the shoot tip. Normally a spruce’s back budding is most prolific at the union where Read More

Japanese Maple – Colour Differences

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This maple is quite big and difficult to move around so the photo showing the autumn colour was taken in situ to save the old backs. The autumn colour is almost iridescent red and the brightest I have seen on this particular tree which is nice. Hope you also enjoy. It Read More