Progression Trees-

6 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. The following are last week’s work in photos, with comments. These bonsai are ‘on the way to find out’, needing growth here and there and future adjustments, directing them toward long term goals. Please enjoy the photo essay- Here’s a client tree, a Rocky Mountain Juniper that I’d grafted a few Read More

Amazing Japanese Garden at Cowden in Scotland

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. Last weekend I visited The Japanese Garden at Cowden in Scotland it was created in 1908 and closed to the public in 1955. Aside from being beautiful and peaceful, the garden is the only one of its type in the world to have been designed by a Japanese woman, Taki Read More

Another Flowering Bonsai in Spring

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. During spring trees of all varieties burst into flowering and the Australian native trees are no exception. This Acacia howittii ‘green wave’ was a yellow treat this season. This photo is from the side. Go to the source blog (Watto Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: Another Flowering Bonsai in Read More

Early Yellowing Foliage—What Does It Signal?

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Fall is a great time to sit back and assess our bonsai triumphs and misdemeanors. Often by summer’s end we see branch weakness or loss. And we might wonder, ‘What is it? And how much of that is my fault?’  You might notice a branch on a maple that turns yellow Read More

Spring Is In The Air

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. Spring brings a freshness to the yard and the flowers are an added bonus. This crab apple is only new to bonsai life but the flowers are looking good this year. There is still lots to do until this is a “real” bonsai but this year I am just enjoying the Read More

Hemlock Revisit, and Possible New Front

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. This Mountain Hemlock was brought into the studio nine years ago, in 2012, to be styled. While doing the fall trim this week I wondered what it looked like back then, and found three images. I also found another possible front.  Mountain Hemlock, Tsuga mertensiana, from the original front in 2012.  Read More

The Three Foliage Sizes of Collected Trees

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. That title needs explaining. When we collect a tree from the wild, the needles or leaves that come out that first year might be tiny. We begin to tap a beer keg in celebration of having unwittingly collected the only half-sized foliage plant on the mountain, clearly a dwarf of some Read More

US National Bonsai Exhibition Update

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Thank you for checking my blog. I finally figured out how to list the Virtual 3D video. Check it out, I think you will enjoy the work Jason Henderberg created. Go to the source blog (Valavanis Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: US National Bonsai Exhibition Update Read More

2021 7th US National Bonsai Exhibition

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. default This year’s exhibition was held on September 11-12, 2021 in the Total Sports Experience in East Rochester, New York. The 55,000 square foot facility is composed of two indoor fields. One field was used to display over 200 bonsai while the other field, surrounded by plexiglass had over 45 vendors. Read More

A Trick for Correcting a Wire-Scarred Branch-

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Spiral scars seem to happen overnight. You go to bed with happy thoughts only to arise with badly bitten in wire. Wire scars on some plants can last well into a bonsai’s maturity. How might we correct that?  Though slight, wire marks like this bug me. This Chojubai was wired when Read More