Apprenticeship.

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: BonTsai Blog. I’m fuming. The steam’s cracking out of the lid. Convention tells me otherwise and my insecurities tell me no. I’ve heard it all. Both from myself and others. Stabilize your career and keep it on the side. Do it in the future after you have more money. Better to have it as Read More

Wisdom Tree for the Digital Eden

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaiko Blog. One step closer to a gargantuan task.   I have a book cover before the book is ready.  I’m a visual artist at heart therefore having a book cover for my upcoming book makes it closer to reality for me.  I now have a much deeper appreciation for anyone who have written or in the Read More

Colorful Long-Term Bonsai Projects-

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus. 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, early development Read More

EUCALYPTUS ?

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This tree was obtained a few years ago in Canberra but I do not know which variety it is. This is a result of a bit of slackness because I have not looked it up properly and it was taken from a garden so it may not even be a local Read More

Trunk chops, when properly done, do work

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: My Bonsai Obsession Blog. My last post inspired a bit of discussion among my Reddit readers, some of whom were insistent that one can chop trees below buds. When I thought about it I realised that I’d expressed myself badly when I said that one can’t. Provided you’re working with a suitable species it’s Read More

How to Make Pre-Bonsai Soil

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Practical Bonsai Blog. Regardless of if you’re potting seedlings, rooting a cutting, or just giving something small time to thicken up, there are lots of reasons you might be using pre-bonsai soil. I basically categorize material to plant in two basic categories. Things I’d stick in a bonsai pot, and things I wouldn’t.  When Read More

The return of the Bonsai Turkey

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Adam’s Art and Bonsai Blog. Well, my bench looks like a mess. What is happening here? We got trees, pots, and it looks like the beer is hiding behind the trees…..GET OUT THE BUSHES AND IN MA’ BELLY! I do believe I have a few tasks before the cerveza gets recycled into its constituent Read More

A Quickie Up the Tunnel

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Kaizen Bonsai Blog. It’s officially the shortest day today. I HATE this time of year with a passion, the cold, the wet and above all the dark, I really struggle to keep myself going at this time of year. The idea of drinking a whole jar of ‘shine’ and laying out on the freezing Read More