Field maple for bonsai

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Field maple leaf Field maple (Acer campestre) is a tree species often found in forests in Western Europe. The species seeds easily and seedlings can often be found growing wild. They are strong growers, dealing well with trimming. As such it is often found in hedgerows or along roadsides as windbreaks. Read More

Trident Forest Re-imagining—

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Several years ago I came across this older trident forest being sold at a bonsai nursery, and was interested in its relaxed, natural-looking lines. The trunks all looked about the same size, roughly, and I suspected we’d be fiddling with it some day to correct that. Earlier this spring we finally Read More

Bonsai-U | Changing a Bonsai’s Design

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Project Description In this episode, Bjorn redesigns a bonsai at Eisei-en originally styled by Japanese professional Naoki Maeoka. Changing another professional’s design is always a daunting task and worthy of much thoughtful consideration before diving in. We hope that this new iteration in the evolution of this bonsai is in Read More

Self Isolation Can Be Good

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. I thought I might run out of things to do while in self isolation but that looks very unlikely now. I have settled into the new way of life and although I miss popping down the street for a cappuccino and a chat with friends or a ducking down the pub Read More

Larix bonsai maintenance – Plucking growing tips

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. I have a few larch in my bonsai collection. To be honest, I think Larch has one of the most beautiful spring foliage. A fresh bright green glow in the morning sun. There is however a downside to Larch. They do not create new buds on old branches. So once a Read More

Chrysanthemums In Spring?

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. It is spring and my garden is beginning to display brilliant colors, so what am I doing sharing information on chrysanthemums now? There is an active thread on the Bonsai Nut Bonsai Forum discussing chrysanthemums for bonsai. I began to write a response but developed “diarrhea of the mouth” and my Read More

Hawthorn in Autumn

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. I have to admit this is one of my favorite trees and this year I thought I would take a photo of it in its autumn colour. At this stage it has some green, some yellow, some orange and some brown leaves so it is showing the whole range at the Read More

Bonsai-U | Spring Candle Pruning on Single-Flush Pines

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Project Description In this episode of Bonsai-U, we discuss the process of candle pruning single-flush pine bonsai in Spring.  The tree featured in this tutorial is a Scots Pine originally grown by Bill Valavanis of International Bonsai.  The techniques discussed in this episode apply only to single-flush pines. Project Details: Read More

Privet (Ligustrum) for bonsai

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Privet is well known as a hedging plant. These plants are however also well suited for bonsai. Through cuttings one can easily propagate the plants. But better yet, as it is frequently used as hedge, one can often find mature individuals when people restyle their yard. Through frequent trimming a dense Read More