Illawarra Bonsai Society Exhibition 2019

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Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. On 5th of May 2019 I attended the Illawarra Bonsai Society exhibition and I must say I was impressed by the quality of the bonsai on show, an improvement on recent years in my opinion. As is normal for bonsai exhibitions the lighting was not good to view the trees nor Read More

Yew on a Rock project

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Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. The use of photoshop can be great for helping you NOT make costly mistakes when choosing pots or plantings. This virtual helps me decide if removing the tree from a pot and placing on this great natural stone from MojoBonsai will work as a complete design. Combining the two images Read More

Creating ramification on shishigashira maple

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: BonTsai Blog. It’s over a month into spring and deciduous work has been well underway. Generally speaking, there are some common goals in the scissor techniques we apply during spring. 1) Balance: In short this means to strengthen weak areas while controlling strong regions of the tree Most deciduous trees are apically stronger as Read More

Pomegranate

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Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. Quite some time ago I was out walking the dog and picked up a pomegranate fruit. I took the fruit home and extracted the seeds and sowed them in the spring. A number of plants eventually grew from those seeds. I selected three of those seedlings a couple of years later, Read More

New Apprentice: John Eads

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Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Another has joined our growing list of indentured servants at Crataegus Bonsai, following the path well laid by Bobby Curttright and Andrew Robson. Bobby has since started his business in Portland, OR and Andrew is in his last month before freedom. John can feed you. He’s run a successful wood-fired pizza Read More

Larix with fresh foliage

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Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. Go to the source blog (Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: Larix with fresh foliage Read More

Trim for growth

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Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Springtime is the time during which trimming has the biggest effect on your tree. This creatagus was trimmed back to two leaves as soon as the stems started to turn purple. This stimulates backbudding, and bifurbication of this years’ growth. All in order to create a denser canopy. Go to the Read More

Review: Bonsai Empire Advanced Bonsai Course 2

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Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. In short, they keep getting better. These joint courses from Bonsai Empire and Bjorn Bjorholm really shine as a resource for the self-taught student, and yet are helpful even for those with access to a physically present teacher. Here’s a snapshot with some quick commentary: If you like long detailed wiring and Read More

World Bonsai Day!

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Each year the second Saturday of May has been designated as World Bonsai Day. This is an internationally celebrated event dedicated to furthering bonsai awareness and appreciation. World Bonsai Day was initiated by the World Bonsai Friendship Federation to honor the memory of Saburo Kato, renowned bonsai master and founder of Read More

Advanced Bonsai Course II

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. It’s spring here in the US and time to start getting back into the swing of things with your bonsai…and what better way to kick off the growing season than with our brand new online Advanced Bonsai Course II?! This online course is a follow-up to our first Advanced Bonsai Read More