A Little Eucalyptus

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. The Australian gum tree is iconic around here and I have been trying to bonsai one for a while. Typically they are a little difficult but perseverance is the key I think. The more you do the more you are likely to learn and experimenting with processes will eventually bring results. Read More

Illawarra Bonsai Society Exhibition 2019 – Part 3

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. The last few trees I took photos of are those that were of interest, not particularly because they were the best bonsai on display, but they just had some interest for me. Deodar Cedar Eucalyptus Camilla flower Camellia bonsai Bottlebrush Bottlebrush group Go to the source blog (Watto Bonsai Blog) to Read More

Illawarra Bonsai Society Exhibition 2019 – Part 2

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. A few more photos from the exhibition. Juniper Murraya Chinese Elm Spruce Casuarina Olive Go to the source blog (Watto Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: Illawarra Bonsai Society Exhibition 2019 – Part 2 Read More

Illawarra Bonsai Society Exhibition 2019

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. On 5th of May 2019 I attended the Illawarra Bonsai Society exhibition and I must say I was impressed by the quality of the bonsai on show, an improvement on recent years in my opinion. As is normal for bonsai exhibitions the lighting was not good to view the trees nor Read More

Yew on a Rock project

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Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. The use of photoshop can be great for helping you NOT make costly mistakes when choosing pots or plantings. This virtual helps me decide if removing the tree from a pot and placing on this great natural stone from MojoBonsai will work as a complete design. Combining the two images Read More

Creating ramification on shishigashira maple

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: BonTsai Blog. It’s over a month into spring and deciduous work has been well underway. Generally speaking, there are some common goals in the scissor techniques we apply during spring. 1) Balance: In short this means to strengthen weak areas while controlling strong regions of the tree Most deciduous trees are apically stronger as Read More

Pomegranate

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. Quite some time ago I was out walking the dog and picked up a pomegranate fruit. I took the fruit home and extracted the seeds and sowed them in the spring. A number of plants eventually grew from those seeds. I selected three of those seedlings a couple of years later, Read More

New Apprentice: John Eads

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Another has joined our growing list of indentured servants at Crataegus Bonsai, following the path well laid by Bobby Curttright and Andrew Robson. Bobby has since started his business in Portland, OR and Andrew is in his last month before freedom. John can feed you. He’s run a successful wood-fired pizza Read More

Larix with fresh foliage

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. Go to the source blog (Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: Larix with fresh foliage Read More

Trim for growth

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Springtime is the time during which trimming has the biggest effect on your tree. This creatagus was trimmed back to two leaves as soon as the stems started to turn purple. This stimulates backbudding, and bifurbication of this years’ growth. All in order to create a denser canopy. Go to the Read More