English Elm

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This small yamadori English elm was dug in about 2005 or so and has been under various bonsai cultivation techniques over the years. It has also been here a couple of times and I personally think it looks best when it is in the winter state (no leaves) so you can Read More

A raintree in the Rain

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. A few weeks ago I had the chance to join a friend of mine to a bonsai show in Sao Paulo. On a cool spring day, we went to the botanical garden of Sao Paulo, and strolled through the show. My shirt was quickly soaked, because spring weather is 32c, no Read More

Mixed Media Bonsai from Down Under

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This unusual mixed media bonsai presentation was posted by the National Bonsai & Penjing Collection of Australia. Here’s part of the caption… “Chinese Junipers set among moss, ferns and stones have been carefully trained for thirty years by Australian artist Syd Green to create this tranquil Penjing. Inspired by the beauty, Read More

Ginkgo Bonsai – Spring, Summer & Fall

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. I’m not so sure about the apex or the way it’s so crowded in this photo, but I like the tree anyway. Especially that gnarly old trunk. It’s a Chi Chi, a small leaf Ginkgo cultivar. As you can see, it’s from Lakeshore Bonsai (Toronto area). Here’s Lakeshore’s caption: “Ginkgo biloba Read More

The Writing Bug—

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Perhaps many writers have this awkward experience—when someone is touched by something they’ve written, quotes it, and looks expectantly for a response. The moment stretches on a bit longer than it should, though, as they’ve no memory of writing it. Well, that has happened to me. Twice in the last month, Read More

Too Big for Bonsai – Another Magnificent Monster

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Boon Manakitivipart takes a good look at an impressive wild specimen just before he digs it up (just kidding). From Boon’s website Flying west to east today, so no time to put together a new post. This one, that originally appeared in October 2010 (with a little value added today), should Read More

Nature’s Wild Bonsai

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. A Sierra juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) sculpted by wind and snow. It lives near Granite Lake at 8,500 feet in the Emmigrant Wilderness (near Yosemite in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains). This photo and the next two are borrowed from Bonsai Society San Francisco. Thanks to Terry Davis of Mullet Wrapper fame for the suggestion Tomorrow and Sunday are travel Read More

Could You, Should You, Would You Defoliate a Cedar?

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. Atlantic cedars loose all their needles progressively and are usually on the tree for about three years. So is it possible to defoliate so all the needles are removed at the one time? This is how the tree looked last year. It needs to be wired again and it is quite Read More