Another 2 years taxus bonsai from hedge

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Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. The last post on this tree was from December 2019. As indicated in that post, the tree was further styled over winter, bringing us to March 2020. Pre-bonsai yew wired (March 2020) Taxus bonsai work 2020 I decided that the tree was strong enough to reduce the branches to back-buds. All Read More

Collected Vine Maple

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Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Those of you who follow the Bonsai Wire podcast may recall an epic adventure involving a broken tailbone while collecting a Vine Maple. This is that tree. I still can’t believe John Eads and I got it out. The root system was locked onto the lava rock like an octopus. We Read More

Restyling an overgrown Larix bonsai

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. This larix came to me in late 2020 when someone with a large bonsai collection passed away. It desperately needed a repot, as the soil it was in was very dense and wet. This was causing bad health with several weak and dead branches. It was left alone for the year Read More

Chuhin Black Pine Restyle

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Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. In a game-changing redesign, John Wang of Los Angeles, CA transformed this gangly pine into a unified bonsai. While my client owns it now, the pine has changed only subtly since John got his golden mitts on it over ten years ago. Chuhin Black Pine, before John Wang’s reworking in 2009. John Read More

Visiting a bonsai field nursery

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Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Bonsai nursery field Early November. The leaves are turning from green to red and yellow. Time for the long-awaited annual trip of our bonsai club. Visiting the fields of a nearby bonsai nursery to do some trunk searching. About an hours drive from my place is a tree nursery. The owner Read More

Ezo Spruce Now Available!

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Ezo Spruce collected, trained and donated to the US National Bonsai Museum by Saburo Kato There are six spruce species native to the northern and high mountain regions of Japan. The “Ezo spruce,” Picea glehnii, is the best and most commonly trained spruce for bonsai in Japan. The correct botanical name for this Read More

Holiday Message: The Future Library of Norway

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Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Author Margaret Atwood has collaborated on a project called ‘The Future Library of Norway’, the brainchild of artist Katie Paterson. Atwood says, “When you get an invitation like this, you either say, ‘You’re crazy!’, or ‘I’m in’.” To sum up, this library involves a forest that will grow for 100 years. Read More

9TH Winter Silhouette Bonsai Expo 2021

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Well, Steve Zeisel, sponsor of the exhibition did it again! Every displayed bonsai was of much better quality than in the first eight expos featuring naked trees. He holds the event to promote bonsai and allows exhibitors to express their beautiful bonsai and creative displays. Although fewer bonsai this year, all Read More

Studying City Trees

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Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Increasingly, many of us live in cities. And, with the exception of some downtown areas, most cities have trees to look at. Of these, deciduous trees stand out in contrast to their conifer counterparts. Why is this? I think it’s a maturation thing. Conifers begin to outgrow their youthful feeling only after Read More

Winter in the bonsai garden

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Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. No, this is not yet another post on my trees in the snow. It is much more a post about the fact that I have started dabbling in shooting video for the site. So here the first trial. Do take a look and let me know what you think! This is Read More