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Tamarix bonsai full of surprises

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Tamarix bonsai One of the trees in collection is a Tamarix. Although it grows very fast with branches extending over a metre in one growing season, trunks only slowly get thicker. Therefor I was happy to find a bigger specimen a few years ago. Bonus was the nice taper in the Read More

Watch Our Spring Seasonal-lite Trailer~

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. For the past two months we’ve been filming for our first online course, the Spring Seasonal-lite, which launched this past weekend to sold-out couches. To get a feel for the course, please watch our trailer: We’ll offer the Spring Seasonal-lite one last time next weekend, June 13th and 14, 2020. More! More! We’re Read More

Bonsai-U | Sekka Hinoki from Simple Material

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Project Description In this episode, Bjorn takes you through the steps of styling a small Sekka Hinoki bonsai. This special cultivar is becoming quite popular in the bonsai world due to its fine foliage, ability to back-bud readily and propensity to develop pads quickly. Project Details: Sekka Hinoki (Chamaecyparis obtusa Read More

Shohin Yamadori Crab Apple

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This tree has been through a few iterations and now I think it is on the right course. It was dug locally and I presume the result of a bird dropping but there are other possibilities. It looks great when in flower and maybe even better when it has fruit but Read More

2020 Open House: Sale, Bonsai Displays & Demonstrations

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Everyone is invited to visit this year’s Spring Open House & Sale on Saturday-Sunday, June 6-7, 2020, at the International Bonsai Arboretum in Rochester, New York. Please be safe and wear a mask. Since I was unable to conduct my Introductory Bonsai Courses, Seminars and Open Workshops because of the Convair Read More

Nature’s little helpers

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Walking through the garden in my growing-out field I noticed these little critters. These ferocious looking animals are the larvae of ladybugs feasting on aphids. This is one of the reasons why I try to avoid using pesticides in the garden. It allows for natural predators to come in and bring Read More

Shohin English Elm

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Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This English Elm was dug from the wild a few years ago. It was in a paddock where sheep often grazed and this is the general result, Mother Nature instigating the initial shape. This tree won a minor award at a recent show in Goulburn (and I do mean minor) but Read More

Shohin Yamadori Plum

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. Not all Yamadori are large trees and from time to time I try to dug a few smaller ones in the hope of turning them into shohin bonsai. This is the case of this plum. It currently stands about 15cm tall and is in a pot by Pat Kennedy. It shows Read More

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Kimura Masterclass Now Available! Bonsai Empire by Oscar Jonker has done it again! He has produced another stellar educational and entertaining online bonsai course taught by Masahiko Kimura, the magical technician of contemporary bonsai. This is the first time Mr. Kimura has presented an online bonsai course. I first had the Read More

Removing azalea bonsai flowers

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Azalea partially deflowered Spring has arrived. The Azaleas are flowering. Great views in the garden. But.. A moment will come when the first flowers start to whilt. It is time to consider removing the azalea flowers. If you allow azaleas to set seed you are allowing the tree to make a Read More