Design Tweak For A Bunjin-

3 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. When our trees get out of shape and gangly they give us the opportunity to see them again. When a client brought in this Lodgepole Pine that he’d collected, it looked ripe for a tweak. ‘Integration’ is a word we throw around a lot in bonsai. And it’s an important design Read More

Yew tree planted on REAL STONE

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. Just planted this Taxus in the stone, make no mistake this is REAL STONE, made by nature NOT by man, the base will be planted and moss covered. The whole story of this composition will be published when the planting of the base is done later in spring. Go to Read More

Shore Pine From Telperion Farms Styled-

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Many of you know that the pre-bonsai business Telperion Farms was lost to the western fires this summer. They leave a hole in our community that still brings us sorrow. The trees they shipped went everywhere over the years, a friend said he’d received some in Puerto Rico. Many were brought Read More


1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Our new Spring 2021 Seedling & Pre-Bonsai catalog is now available with many great, new and rare plants. Here are a few featured plants: Dwarf Cork-Bark Japanese Black Pine Pinus thunbergii var. corticosa ‘Hakuro’ The Hakuro Dwarf Cork-Bark Japanese black pine forms thick corky bark that look like “wings, it is also in the ‘Yatsubusa’ grouping of dwarf plants which Read More

Free long lasting aluminium Bonsai labels

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. If a new Idea starts with a can of beer you already know that you are on to a winner. I am not good at keeping good records of the work that I have done on my trees. I have used plant labels but they fade, get lost and are Read More

Book Review: ‘Cosmic Bonsai – Burton Style’

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. ‘Cosmic Bonsai – Burton Style’ by Laurent Darrieux This is not a book on how to create Bonsai, nor is it a book for anyone starting in the art-form. However, if you want to understand what goes on in the mind of the author, an artist that presents an image Read More

Calling Jim Gremel—Your Cedar is Ready

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. For many, the name Jim Gremel is synonymous with supremely well-annealed copper wire. He’s also quite talkative, and has a way of pinioning you to a sales table with stories surpassed only by the Ancient Mariner. Evidently he’s so popular, with so many clients, that he doesn’t need any more and Read More

~ Beginnings are Delicate Things ~

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. There’s an old craftsperson axiom that goes, ‘If you have problems at the end it’s probably because of something you did at the beginning’. This past year I’ve shared a series of posts about early tree development. If there is one overarching, umbrella statement we can make regarding the early phase Read More

Happy New Year 2021!!

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. New Year’s day is a special holiday for our family and religion for many reasons. Most important is to welcome in the New Year, a fresh new yearly beginning especially after the COVID-19 Pandemic. Everyone gets another opportunity to enjoy and improve their lives for another year. This also applies to Read More