FIRE SALE!

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Join us on July 28-29, 2018 for a Fire Sale! to reduce plant material to allow me time to teach, train bonsai, publish International BONSAI and organize the US National Bonsai Exhibition. FIRE SALE Go to the source blog (Valavanis Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: FIRE SALE! Read More

A Trick to Try with Your Wisteria this Summer-

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. This is a fun technique to ramify your wisteria. After the first flush of leaves has hardened off in early summer, and flowers are long gone, take each leaf and cut them down to two leaflets. This will result in a very thin looking bonsai, and you may wish to provide Read More

Japanese Beautyberry & other Fruiting Bonsai

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This brilliant little Japanese beautyberry (Callicarpa japonica) is well named indeed (it’s nice when the name of a plant says something about how the plant looks; an onamonapia of sight). I found this photo on Bonsai Empire They attribute it to AR&B*, but I think AR&B picked it up somewhere else Read More

Suthin’s Bonsai & New Import Duty on Bonsai Wire

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. You can see Suthin’s mastery in the way this little Japanese black pine undulates (like waves) all the way from the base of the trunk down to the tip of the cascade. You can enjoy this tree and some other new offerings on Suthin’s website Our friend (everybody’s friend) Suthin Sukosolvisit has added the three trees shown here Read More

AM I NOW A “POTTER”?

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. A few months ago I started to learn how to make bonsai pots. Well I can tell you I am not a real potter as I’m only just a beginner, but the thing that stands out for me is how difficult it is to make good quality pots. It looks easy Read More

Eisei-en Grand Opening!

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Eisei-en Bonsai Nursery will officially open on Sept 1-2, 2018! Bonsai, yamadori, ceramics, suiseki and more will be available for purchase at the event. Saturday Sept 1st will feature free demonstrations by Naoki Maeoka and Mauro Stemberger from 9am to 5pm. On Sunday Sept 2nd, Naoki Maeoka will conduct a Read More

Less Is Enough

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. A whole lot of tree to fit into such a small pot. It’s looks like a field grown Shimpaku juniper that was raised to look like it was collected in the wild. Most of the collectable Shimpaku (and other desirables) are long since gone from the wilds of Japan. This photo is titled Read More

More Sweet Little Trees & Bonsai Books Galore

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. At a glance, this is a sweet little freshly trimmed Shimpaku bonsai. But if you let your glance linger, you might see just how much age and character this tiny tree expresses. There’s that relatively massive little trunk and its rugged twists and scars. There’s also the impressive branch development for Read More

Meet Bob Blankfield

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Japanesse maple trained by Bob Blankfield from a small bare root stump grown in one of my beds a few years ago. Ok, more than a few years, something like two decades. Come to the US National Bonsai Exhibition in September to see this beautiful bonsai in person. No, its not Read More