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The Next Step and Recent Work

17 hours 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

1 day 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

4 days 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

6 days 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

6 days 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

2020 90th Meifu Bonsai Exhibition

6 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. The 90th Meifu Bonsai Exhibition was held on January 10-12, 2020 in the Fukiage Hall in Nagoya, Japan. It is sponsored by Chubu Bonsai Cooperative, which is a professional bonsai organization. The exhibition is held in a huge clear span building with excellent lighting and wide aisles. The Gafu Ten Shohin Read More

2020 45th Gafu Ten Shohin Bonsai Exhibition– Part 3

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog.   C Sales Area Like most exhibitions, this is the most popular area of the event. Most foreigners go past the bonsai exhibition upon entry and head directly to the sales area. Nearly anything you need or want for bonsai creation, training or appreciation can be found here, except for collected Read More

2020 45th Gafu Ten Shohin Bonsai Exhibition– Part 2

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Special Displays There are several special display in this year’s Gafu Ten Shohin Bonsai Exhibition. It was interesting to view the special display of Registered Important Masterpiece containers, all in clear plexi glass boxes. Matt Ouwinga from Maryland had three of his rare and antique pots displayed.   The 15th bonsai Read More

Growing bonsai from Seed

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. “Misho” is the Japanese term for bonsai trees grown from seed. Growing bonsai from seed is something that bring me lots of enjoyment. It is however a process that takes a lot of time. Growing a tree to the size that there is enough of a trunk to look convincing as Read More

2020 45th Gafu Ten Shohin Bonsai Exhibition– Part 1

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. https://v0.wordpress.com/player.swf?v=1.04&guid=RIfcuoSb&isDynamicSeeking=true This morning the 45th Gafu Ten Shohin Bonsai Exhibition opened in Kyoto, Japan. This is the highest-level exhibition to show small size bonsai. Although a shohin bonsai exhibition, there were quite a few mame bonsai compositions as well as chuhin (medium) size bonsai. I have been fortunate to have visited Read More