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Advanced Bonsai Course 2 with Bjorn Bjorholm

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. Over the past 20 years, technology has dramatically transformed how we live, how we work and how we connect. How we learn is no exception. So when I was asked to review The Advanced Bonsai Course 2 the long awaited sequel to the The Advanced Course from Bonsai Empire, I Read More

Japan Bonsai Tours 2020

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. 2020 Japan Bonsai ToursWe are excited to announce sign-ups have begun for our 2020 Japan Bonsai Tours! In 2020, Bjorn and Nanxi will be hosting two tours – one for the famous Gafu-ten Shohin Exhibition held in January and another for the Kokufu-ten in February. The Gafu-ten Tour will begin Read More

A Spruce Bites the Dust

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. Its not quite winter yet but the wind has been blowing a gale, its raining (sideways) and its freezing cold. That’s all the ingredients necessary for a bonsai to be blown off the bench and that is what happened. The spruce that hit the deck was due for a repot this Read More

A Wildlife Tree Snag Gets Made—

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Our friend Brian French is a wildlife arborist specializing in habitat creation. He’s also the State Coordinator for the Oregon Champion Tree Registry. And he came out to create a full-sized tree snag in my front yard, making for an unusual day in the bonsai garden. When this vigorous 60′ Douglas Read More

Literati Australian Native Plants

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. It seams that Australian native plants as bonsai has been a theme recently and what has struck me was the number of trees designed in the literati or bunjin style. For many years I have been a fan of this style and it is pleasing to me to see the Australian Read More

NATIONAL BONSAI CONVENTION 2019 – Part 4

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. I hope that by breaking the standard bonsai exhibition way of doing things we will see many more Australian native plant exhibitions in the future. Of course the difficulty is to get quality bonsai on show but one of the things I took away from the convention in Melbourne was that Read More

NATIONAL BONSAI CONVENTION 2019 – Part 3

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. One of the best aspects of exhibitions is the ability to just look at bonsai on display and appreciate them for their own uniqueness and also to see how they have been trained. With that in mind, a few more bonsai for the appreciation mode. Banksia integrifolia Melaleuca ericifolia Callitris glaucophylla Read More

NATIONAL BONSAI CONVENTION 2019 – Part 2

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. Just a few more photos from the convention for now……… Leptospermum continentale Brachychiton rupestris – (Queensland bottle tree) Leptospermum laevigatum Eucalyptus regnans Leptospermum flavescens Melaleuca linarifolia – (Paperbark “Claret Tops”) Leptospermum nitidum Lophostemon confertus – (Brush Box) Banksia aemula Eucalyptus polyanthemos Go to the source blog (Watto Bonsai Blog) to read Read More

NATIONAL BONSAI CONVENTION 2019

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. The annual AABC convention was held in Melbourne this year and Ryan Neil was the star demonstrator and also conducted some workshops for lucky participants. I say lucky because the workshops booked out very early. This year heralded a watershed moment in Australian bonsai as it featured only Australian native plants Read More

Bud-Ten Bunratty

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. What a great looking show! Bonsai Eejit From small acorns mighty oaks grow…. It was an absolute pleasure to be be involved with Ray Egan at Bud Garden Centre in Bunratty and watch the first (and not the last) Bud-ten exhibition come together. Bud Garden Centre in the Shadow of Read More