Ficus tremula, root cutting, progression

1 year ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. Root cutting of Ficus tremula, like some figs, tremula will sproot from a root cutting Six months later the root has sprouted well with multiple sprouts – lower leaves removed I combine several of the sprouts and will fuse them to make larger branches. Final shaping is some months in the Read More

Bonsai Tree Christmas Present Questions and Answers

1 year ago Nebby 0
Source: All Things Bonsai Blog. Bonsai Tree Christmas Present Questions and Answers If you thinking about buying a bonsai tree as a gift for Christmas, you may want to know a little about what to buy, when to order and how to look after the bonsai until the big day. Here are some bonsai tree Read More

Moss on Trees

1 year ago Nebby 0
Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. Its considered bad form to display your bonsai with moss on the trunk. Attempts to remove the moss almost always results in precious old bark being dislodged. I live in the cold wet north of the UK and moss on trees is inevitable, these photos are from near where I Read More

The Cost of Sex

1 year ago Nebby 0
Source: Ry2Tree2 Bonsai Blog. Date published: 2017, July 28Source material: 2017, April-July          In the course of my biology education, the cost of sex and reproduction to an organism has repeatedly come up across specialties – and plant sex is no different in the relevance of the notion. For mammals, females usually carry Read More

Spring at Elandan Gardens

2 years ago Nebby 0
Source: Ry2Tree2 Bonsai Blog. Date published: 2017, June 30Source material: 2017, April-May          As you may guess by looking at my recent posts (or lack thereof), May and June were busy months for me. Unfortunately, due to weekends packed with multiple field trips for classes, the Puget Sound Spring Show (which I Read More

Purshia tridentata (Antelope Bitterbrush) for Bonsai?

2 years ago Nebby 0
Source: Ry2Tree2 Bonsai Blog. Date published: 2017, May 08Source material: 2017, May 06           I recently took a field trip with my plant identification course around Washington's cascades on both the west and east sides. Naturally, I had my eyes out for natural bonsai material the whole trip. One unexpected discovery (to Read More

Black Pine Bonsai Trees Now Available Again Online

2 years ago Nebby 0
Source: All Things Bonsai Blog. Black Pine Bonsai Trees Now Available Again Online We’re please to have a number of Black Pine bonsai trees now available to buy online from us again. A more unusual species of bonsai tree in the UK but well loved in Japan. The trees available have shape and movement in the Read More

A Rocky Obsession

2 years ago Nebby 0
Source: Ry2Tree2 Bonsai Blog. Date published: 2017, April 28Source material: 2017, March-AprilSections:1. The Juniper Forest2. Tiny Chinese Elms3. The Others          To hardcore bonsai enthusiasts, our hobby really does become an obsession. I find myself constantly analyzing trees in my neighborhood considering their potential as a bonsai or looking at what patterns Read More

"Natives" Exhibit Opening

2 years ago Nebby 0
Source: Ry2Tree2 Bonsai Blog. Date published: 2017, April 24Source material: 2017, April 1           The Pacific Bonsai Museum's new "Natives" exhibit is now open! In recent posts, I have been discussing the preparation of five Dan Robinson trees that are now on loan for the show. This exhibit excited me not only Read More

Springs Around The Corner

2 years ago Nebby 0
Source: All Things Bonsai Blog. Well folks its nearly here – Springs around the corner. It was actually warm in the greenhouse for the first time this year. As those of you who’ve been to the nursery here in Sheffield to see us know, me and Jude work inside our large greenhouse, packing orders in Read More