Removing moss from bonsai bark

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Cleaned creatagus bonsai bark This creatagus bonsai has a very nice, mature bark. Unfortunately, this leads to moss crawling through the cracks in the bark, and slowly spreading around the bark. When I just had the tree, it took up to spring the next year before I actively noticed the moss. Read More

Celebrating Bonsai & the Arrival of Our Bright Sun

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This brilliant Deshojo Japanese maple (Acer palmatum  var. Deshojo) and the equally brilliant rising sun scroll belong to Bill Valavanis. All the photos shown here were borrowed from Bill Valavanis’ timeline. Here’s Bill’s caption… “Alcove display for tonight’s Introductory to Classical Bonsai Course. Deshojo Japanese maple displayed with a ripe strawberry accessory. Read More

The Beauty of Maple Bonsai in Spring!

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Spring is my favorite season of the year. Emerging colorful new growth and spring flowers of deciduous bonsai delight my senses and prepare me for another fresh new growing season. Also, since I HATE winter, deciduous species and maples with early growth signal the end of the long cold season. Sometimes, Read More

Sweet Trees, but They Grow Microscopically…

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. You can tell this is a genuine Dwarf Kingsville boxwood by the tight tiny leaves. This planting by Boon Manakitivipart was the winner of the Certre Award at the 2010 U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition. Continuing with Kingsville boxwoods and with Boon (see above), we’ve got three more Dwarf Kingsvilles today. Sweet Read More

Seven Pots for One Tree – What’s Your Choice?

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Seven choices for Boon’s Kingsville boxwood. One stands out as by far the best choice for me, but I’m pretty sure we won’t all agree. Which pot would you choose? Boon Manakitivipart is at it again. Boon regularly posts his which pot? questions and we regularly borrow them. Judging by the response, Read More

Prunus Mahaleb in glorious flower

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. Prunus Mahaleb today with the future pot Go to the source blog (Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: Prunus Mahaleb in glorious flower Read More

Ficus rumphii

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. A very worthwhile fig to grow is Ficus rumphii. It is used extensively in southeast Asia for bonsai. The pictures show two rumphii that I grew from seed and that are now 12 years old. The bark on this species is light  in color as contrasted to religiosa which has a Read More

Spindle repotting time

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. In late March 2018 it was time to get this Eonymous repotted. Last year I realized the water was not draining as well anymore, and the plant was suffering during hot periods. So, time to lift this plant from its pot and see how well the roots had regrown. During repotting Read More