The Cost of Sex

9 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Ry2Tree2 Bonsai Blog. Date published: 2017, July 28Source material: 2017, April-July          In the course of my biology education, the cost of sex and reproduction to an organism has repeatedly come up across specialties – and plant sex is no different in the relevance of the notion. For mammals, females usually carry Read More

Spring at Elandan Gardens

10 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Ry2Tree2 Bonsai Blog. Date published: 2017, June 30Source material: 2017, April-May          As you may guess by looking at my recent posts (or lack thereof), May and June were busy months for me. Unfortunately, due to weekends packed with multiple field trips for classes, the Puget Sound Spring Show (which I Read More

Purshia tridentata (Antelope Bitterbrush) for Bonsai?

12 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Ry2Tree2 Bonsai Blog. Date published: 2017, May 08Source material: 2017, May 06           I recently took a field trip with my plant identification course around Washington's cascades on both the west and east sides. Naturally, I had my eyes out for natural bonsai material the whole trip. One unexpected discovery (to Read More

Black Pine Bonsai Trees Now Available Again Online

12 months ago Nebby 0
Source: All Things Bonsai Blog. Black Pine Bonsai Trees Now Available Again Online We’re please to have a number of Black Pine bonsai trees now available to buy online from us again. A more unusual species of bonsai tree in the UK but well loved in Japan. The trees available have shape and movement in the Read More

A Rocky Obsession

12 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Ry2Tree2 Bonsai Blog. Date published: 2017, April 28Source material: 2017, March-AprilSections:1. The Juniper Forest2. Tiny Chinese Elms3. The Others          To hardcore bonsai enthusiasts, our hobby really does become an obsession. I find myself constantly analyzing trees in my neighborhood considering their potential as a bonsai or looking at what patterns Read More

"Natives" Exhibit Opening

12 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Ry2Tree2 Bonsai Blog. Date published: 2017, April 24Source material: 2017, April 1           The Pacific Bonsai Museum's new "Natives" exhibit is now open! In recent posts, I have been discussing the preparation of five Dan Robinson trees that are now on loan for the show. This exhibit excited me not only Read More

Springs Around The Corner

1 year ago Nebby 0
Source: All Things Bonsai Blog. Well folks its nearly here – Springs around the corner. It was actually warm in the greenhouse for the first time this year. As those of you who’ve been to the nursery here in Sheffield to see us know, me and Jude work inside our large greenhouse, packing orders in Read More

Bonsai Winter Holidays

1 year ago Nebby 0
Source: All Things Bonsai Blog. We had a winter holiday for the first time this year. Normally we go away in summer to somewhere Mediterranean but watering the trees in summer is problematic with a collection of our size. We tend to get a rota going with people arranged for each day and a backup Read More