3 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. One of my favorite trees and took a photo just for fun. I particularly like the nabari and the aged bark. The ramification is improving each year and now looks quite good in winter. I enjoy this tree at all times of year and I hope you enjoy this late summer Read More

An Oft-Forgotten Repotting Clue-

4 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Deciding to repot or not is often fraught with angst. Do we do it this year? Maybe next year? Considering the clues can help you decide. Maybe you know a tree with slow water penetration, that one might be ready for a repot. Try driving a chopstick into the soil on Read More

Field Maple

7 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. I have three maples of differing varieties that sit on the same bench at my place, a Japanese maple, a trident maple and this field maple (Acer campestre) and I like the display that they portray. They all need some work but when they sit up there side by side its Read More

Seed Experiment #1 – Survival Methods for Early Germinators

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Ry2Tree2 Bonsai Blog. This article was supposed to go out before my last one, but apparently finding time to photoshop memes is much easier than reading research articles on acorn germination… Anyways, let’s just pretend this article came out a month ago so I don’t have to slow it down by rewriting the introduction.——————————————————————————————————————-Source Read More

Japanese Maple Triple Trunk

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This was a gift from a lovely and very generous lady a few years ago and it has fitted into my collection perfectly. It has relatively small leaves and good autumn colour. The ramification needs to be improved and I have set myself a time frame to get that done but Read More

Chuhin Size English Elm

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. I have had this tree for many years and I really like to view it during the winter when all the tight ramification can be seen is at its best. It also looks OK in full leaf. I will work on this again at leaf fall with the aim of further Read More

Another Deodar Cedar

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. A couple of hours work on the apex and this will be looking much better. This tree started life as a very long straight trunk but with some heavy bending a more compact design was achieved. Go to the source blog (Watto Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: Another Deodar Read More

Renovating a Zelkova forest part 3

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Return to page 1 and page 2 In the initial selection I put part of the zelkova trees together two small bonsai group plantings. However, I did not really like the way they looked. Furthermore, I prefer to have one larger group rather than several smaller ones. Upon further inspection however Read More

Shimpaku on Rocky Mountain: Revisit

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Here’s a tree we’ve not covered in a while, a grafted cascade juniper. The trunk is Rocky Mountain, and the foliage is a rather coarse shimpaku variety that I like as it marries well with a coarse, meaty trunkline. Often very fine Itoigawa and even ordinary shimpaku seem too fine for Read More

Deodar Cedar

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This tree was sold to me at “mates rate” by a good friend of both myself and the Goulburn Bonsai Society and I am most grateful to him for the opportunity to develop this tree. In time I hope this will be exhibited and naturally credit will be given. This tree Read More