Ryan’s Bonsaiclopedia: When to Repot

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Source: Ry2Tree2 Bonsai Blog. Source Material: March 2020          Hello bonsai people! Right now is an exciting time to be a bonsai artist in Seattle mainly because the repotting season has officially begun! But, another reason I have to be excited is that today is ALSO the day that I'm sharing my Read More

Bonsai got even smaller: Mr Miyagi

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Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. An old friend dropped by to help: Original Tree by me and minature tree by Jun Navarro. Micro bonsai tool by Frank J. Mihalic. Feel free to share. Go to the source blog (Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: Bonsai got even smaller: Mr Miyagi Read More

Read Books!

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Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. In the studio last week I was talking with John (current apprentice) and Andrew (past apprentice), and in a dreamy, innocent moment I tossed out the hope that people might soon be reading more books. I said this having just got word that Bonsai Heresy: 56 Myths Exposed Using Science and Read More

Bonsai-U | Kabudachi Style Bonsai

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Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Project Description This episode features the process of building and creating Kabudachi or Clump Style Bonsai utilizing seedlings or cuttings of Japanese and Trident Maples.  Covered in this tutorial are elements such as proper seed or cutting stock selection, the necessary preparation process for producing a fused base, wiring already Read More

A Wild Plum

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Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. August 2018 I dug this plum and it has progressed very well since then. Plums are tough trees and I think they are a great subject for bonsai. They are deciduous which gives interest in the winter, they have spring flowers, summer fruit and autumn colour in their leaves, a true Read More

Wisteria Bonsai

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Last week I participated in GardenScape 2020, Rochester’s premier garden show. We forced many Azaleas, Pears, Cherries and two Wisteria to blossom in March, rather than in May. The two Wisteria bonsai woke up and the flower buds began to open. One of the bonsai was delayed, exactly one week behind Read More

Little Lonely Doug

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Intensive Bonsai CourseIt’s Spring and that of course means repotting season here at Eisei-en. Currently, we are in full swing with our Intensive Courses at the garden, so some of the students have been helping out with transplanting a few of our monster trees. The latest big guy to get Read More

Bonsai-U | Chojubai Flowering Quince

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Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Project Description This Bonus Bonsai-U episode features the repotting of a Chojubai Japanese Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles japonica) from a modern Canton Chinese Container into a Kowatari Antique Chinese pot, circa pre-1800 CE.  The tree was originally created in Japan as a root-over-rock planting on an Ibigawa Stone nearly 50 years Read More

Deciduous Early Development Part IV: Studying Old Styrax

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Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. When talking about early development, eventually we need to look at later development, just to see where we’re going. Many of the old deciduous bonsai in Japan were grown in containers. They weren’t collected, and many weren’t grown in the ground. In general we tend to have less focus in the Read More

Bonsai at GardenScape 2020

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. GardenScape 2020 is the annual garden show in Rochester, New York, which runs from March 12-15, 2020. It is held at The Dome in Henrietta, New York, a suburb of Rochester only five miles from my garden. Landscape companies from around the area transform the Dome, over one acre in size, Read More