Happy New Year 2018!

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. While 2017 was full of big changes and surprises for us, 2018 is shaping up to be even more epic!  We have lots of new announcements in this week’s Vlog, so please check it out. Stay tuned for more updates soon! Also, we have just launched a brand new PODCAST! Read More

Root Over Rock Chinese Elm Update

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: BonTsai Blog. Happy New Years folks. Here’s the last project for the year. It’s a root over rock chinese elm I grown from seed. I thought I’d share more of it’s history before I describe the work I’ve done to it. The tree began as a doner seedling from a mature elm tree in Read More

Ficus microcarpa development of cuttings

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. Here are two Ficus microcarpa bonsai of small size. Both were taken from cuttings from one of my large Ficus. They have always been in small pots so their growth has been slow. They are now more than a dozen years since having been harvested. The mother tree has provided many Read More

Colorful Long-Term Bonsai Projects-

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. A couple weeks back we photographed all the Dwarf Flowering Quince ‘Chojubai’ that were looking fancy, as they all decided to bloom at the same time this year. Which is not textbook Chojubai, but it happened. Happy Holidays everyone, here’s some trees in their fancy clothes starting with three older quince, Read More

How to Live in a Teacup

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. First an apology. I promised the next post would be about juniper jin, and as you can tell, this is not that. Since this summer, the construction of a house has been my focus, which is partly why my posts this fall have not had their usual frequency. In lieu of the Read More

How to create bonsai figs

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. We all learn to appreciate thick trunked, massively tapered trunks in our first years in bonsai. I remember well trying to achieve this look with my trees and failing. I could neither afford nor find material that worked well for this style of bonsai. In the last number of years I Read More

First work on a Yamadori Yew ‘Pagoda’ style

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. Its always exciting when you tackle a piece of raw material for the first time, the element of discovery (and sometimes disappointment) seeing the image that you have in your head appear before your eyes is great. This tree was collected over 4 years ago, this is a tall thin Read More

Ficus tremula, root cutting, progression

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. Root cutting of Ficus tremula, like some figs, tremula will sproot from a root cutting Six months later the root has sprouted well with multiple sprouts – lower leaves removed I combine several of the sprouts and will fuse them to make larger branches. Final shaping is some months in the Read More

Bonsai Tree Christmas Present Questions and Answers

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: All Things Bonsai Blog. Bonsai Tree Christmas Present Questions and Answers If you thinking about buying a bonsai tree as a gift for Christmas, you may want to know a little about what to buy, when to order and how to look after the bonsai until the big day. Here are some bonsai tree Read More

Moss on Trees

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. Its considered bad form to display your bonsai with moss on the trunk. Attempts to remove the moss almost always results in precious old bark being dislodged. I live in the cold wet north of the UK and moss on trees is inevitable, these photos are from near where I Read More