Spicebush Swallowtail caterpillar munching on a Serissa

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Beginnings Blog. Caterpie munching on a Serissa Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly caterpillar is green with eyespots. Serissa are a popular bonsai subject Serissa grow best in high light and thrive in sunny, warm locations. Better lighting conditions will result in more frequent flowering. Serissa does well in partial shade. Best results are from plants Read More

Now That’s FUNNY

3 months ago Nebby 0
Originator: Kaizen Bonsai Blog I buy a lot of bonsai trees it’s about half of my day job, the other half is obviously selling them. If you have ever bought two hundred odd individual and different bonsai in an afternoon you will be only too aware of how one very much blends into another. I Read More

How often do you water a bonsai? 

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Beginnings Blog. Water, whenever they need it!!! it needs thorough soaking so the entire root system is wetted With days in the 90′s and nights in the 50′s to 60′s Bonsai can require water on a daily or even twice daily basis Don’t Forget To Water!!!  As with any plant in a container, Read More

Proper root positioning

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. Roots, as with any other part of the bonsai’s design, must be compatible with the overall look and feel of the tree. In this case, there are one or more roots that do not work with the upright design of the tree. Non radial root detracts from the movement of the trunk Read More

Sabina Junipers First Work

3 months ago Nebby 0
Originator: Kaizen Bonsai Blog It’s been a wonderful week here at KB. We have just the right number of orders coming in and now the evil north wind has gone and the weather is beautiful. 15c outdoors and 40c in the greenhouse and no daytime rain for over two months. Trees are looking beautiful and Read More

Myth, Prejudice, Folklore & Floppy Blooms

4 months ago Nebby 0
Originator: Kaizen Bonsai Blog Over the years I have learned that in order to be successful at anything in life one has to be prepared to master any number of peripheral skills. Simply grasping the intended skill is rarely enough to ensure success. Where bonsai is concerned I have always found one of the most Read More

8th World Bonsai Convention, Saitama, Japan. 2017

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Tree Blog. Introduction Well the day finally arrived for Japan to show why they truly are the masters of our beloved art. From the opening ceremony where we were honored by the presence of the Prince and Princess of Japan to Prime Minister Abe’s recorded address, we were awed by the massive task which Read More

Root over Rock Chinese Maple: A critical analysis

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Tree Blog. Overview Some time ago I mentioned that I would like to take a closer look at this incredible trident maple growing on a rock. It was at Taikan-ten in Kyoto last year where I saw it and it quickly became one of my favourite trees on the show. It is an Read More