Young Choe: Kusamono Artist

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: The National Bonsai and Penjing Museum Blog. Earlier this year, kusamono artist Young Choe was honored for 20 years of service to the Arboretum’s National Bonsai & Penjing Museum. Choe has created and cared for the Museum’s kusamono – potted arrangements of wild grasses and flowers in unique pots or trays displayed next to Read More

Leinster Bonsai Club Study Group

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Eejit Blog. It was a pleasure to be invited by the Leinster Bonsai Club to deliver a study group session earlier this month. I popped down for the first of 6 sessions and was met by a group of motivated guys keen to push on their own learning and share knowledge with each Read More

Shimpaku Bonsai Before & After

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. This Shimpaku juniper before and after with it's striking deadwood, single living vein and masterfully redesigned crown (not to mention the perfectly chosen pot), stands out as an impressive work of bonsai art. The artist is Naoki Maeoka. At first glance you might call this a ‘maintenance’ before & after, where an already established bonsai is simply Read More

Repotting 101: The tools of repotting

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Tree Blog. Overview This post is not meant to be about repotting in general as I have already written several posts which deal with the subject (simply click the tag “repotting” to see all related posts). Instead I would like to focus on the tools which are useful when repotting as I am Read More

Arrastre Creek Aspen Grove

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: BonTsai Blog. “Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.” – Robert Frost If you’ve been reading my previous posts you’ll know Read More

Time to prepare for that First Freeze

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Beginnings Blog. A reminder that it is time to prepare for the First Freeze Dates (1981-2010) Savannah Airport Average Date: November 28 Earliest Date: November 1 Camellia sasanqua seedling Camellia sinensistea flower GoldenrodSolidago GoldenrodSolidago Camellia sasanqua seedling Read More

Now is the Time to Order Your Green T Basic and Save

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. No bonsai is too big for Green T. Speaking of too big, it's not everyday you see a Japanese (could this be a Trident?) maple with trunk this massive. It belongs to Jean Paul Polmans and a Basic Green T Turntable exactly like this one can can belong to you along with a 10% Read More

Taking My Succulents Back to Basics

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: My Bonsai Obsession Blog. So things didn’t quite go as planned. Although I managed to  sell some trees at last weekend’s show (my two best Junipers among them), none of my succulents sold. I think the lack of interest was due to the fact that they’re so easy to propagate. I briefly contemplated putting Read More

Mystery Bonsai

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. Our source for this lovely beast doesn't say a word about the artist or the tree itself, and Image Search proved itself useless again ("Best guess for this image: flowerpot"), so your guess is as good as mine. Getting another late start today* so we’ll make this one short and sweet. Just one magnificent mystery Read More

Level That Bench!

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus. Bonsai is about details. From creation to showing, every act in bonsai is about applying technique carefully and deliberately. And we can get rather distracted by the end zone details, focusing on the local show, getting the right pot, the best stand. Just the right accent. And you could not be faulted, those Read More