Farewell, My Beloved Puget Sound Bonsai Community

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Ry2Tree2 Bonsai Blog. Dear Puget Sound Bonsai Community,          Many of you know me as the guy who nags you to put a tree in our annual Spring Show, others may know me from working together at Elandan Gardens, and few of you even took me on my first yamadori collecting Read More

Almost Here: ‘Wild for Accents’ online course–

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Our upcoming ‘Wild for Accents’ online course has a few spots left, next Saturday July 25! If you have 3 hours next Saturday morning, please consider joining us for this fun summertime Seasonal-lite. It’s a full overview of shitakusa and kusamono styles, inspirations, creation, maintenance, and use in display. Questions are Read More

Alaska Yellow Cedar—Styling, Potting, and Refinement

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. This tree was a gift. I’d not worked with the species before, Cupressus nootkatensis, and my friend Anton Nijhius knew this and left one in 2016 that he’d collected, saying, ‘Have fun!’ And we have. In 2017 we styled his gift. The strength of this species is marvelous. It grows much like Hinoki, Read More

Bonsai Heresy’s Chapter 25 and Last Summer Pruning Date

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Chapter 25 of Bonsai Heresy is about the mistaken notions of avoiding nitrogen in our fall fertilizing by using 0-10-10. The problem it is trying to correct, frost damage from still soft shoots, is more often a mis-timed pruning in the summer. This is easiest to see in deciduous trees, which Read More

Bonsai-U | Broadleaf Bonsai Summer Techniques

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Project Description In this episode, we look at mid-summer techniques for broadleaf deciduous and evergreen species. Follow along with your own bonsai and apply these techniques as you learn them! Project Details: Chinese Quince (Pseudocydonia sinensis) Appx. Age: 25 years Origin: Japan DONATE TO BONSAI-U! To make a donation, please Read More

Work on an Ash

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This ash was dug from my neighbors place last year and planted into a bonsai pot (using the theory of planting recently dug trees into the smallest practical pot) and then put on the bench to recover. It settled in very well and grew as if nothing had happened. So this Read More

The Fantastic History of Jim Gremel’s Big Cedar—

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. As my client and I had waited two years to get going with this signature tree created by the great Jim Gremel, last week’s work came with with no small amount of anticipation. Many of you may remember this Atlas Cedar from the very first U.S. National Exhibition in Rochester, NY Read More

Another Display Stand

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. Using some more of the recycled timber I have acquired over time has given me another display stand, this time a more traditional type for larger bonsai. I hope I get the opportunity to use it in the coming years. Go to the source blog (Watto Bonsai Blog) to read the Read More

Bonsai-U | How to Refine Japanese Black Pine

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Project Description In this episode, we look at the summer decandling techniques for more refined Japanese Black Pines. These techniques can also be applied to other double-flush pines, including Pitch Pine and Japanese Red Pine. Project Details: Japanese Black Pine (Pinus thunbergii) Appx. Age: 40 years Origin: USA DONATE TO Read More

Bonsai Heresy’s Chapter 5 and Further Thoughts on Sand

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. This is the first in a series of blog posts to take a chapter from Bonsai Heresy: 56 Myths Exposed Using Science and Tradition and expand on it to investigate dangling questions. Like all chapters in Bonsai Heresy, Chapter 5 is ironically titled, though this one is the longest title in the Read More