Back to the Display Stands

7 hours ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. It has been a while since I posted a photo of some of the display stands I have been making. These are all made of pre-loved timber and I am certainly not a master craftsman but these stands are good for local exhibitions and the like. I will post a few Read More

Arizona Alder in Unusual Presentation-

6 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. This planting was originally composed by Oregon bonsai artist Greg Brenden. The container is a concrete water meter cover, stretching the boundaries of what might hold a plant. We’ve been encouraging a kusamono-like wildness to its style since acquiring it some years ago. The meter cover does have a rectangular hole Read More

Bonsai-U | How to create Better Pine Bonsai

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Project Description In this episode, we look at late summer secondary candle selection on Double-Flush Pine Bonsai. Grab your own bonsai and follow along! Project Details: Double-Flush Pines Late Summer Pruning Candle Selection DONATE TO BONSAI-U! To make a donation, please choose a monthly amount (or a one-time donation) below. Read More

Punica Granatum – Pomegranate for bonsai

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Introduction Pomegranate bonsai Pomegranates are nice plants for bonsai. The species main attraction are the bright red flowers. In good years these can even grow the well-known fruits, the pomegranates. With good weather these grow fast and young fresh branches can be wired and placed without any problems. With sunny warm Read More

Does Burying a Pot in Compost Create Patina?

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. When he was an apprentice here Andrew Robson puzzled over guidance we hear frequently: ‘Bury a new ceramic pot in compost and in a few months you’ll see patina on it’. Well, he took a new, unused pot and buried it in compost for fully two years. He watered it every Read More

Crab Apple

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This crab apple is a very large bonsai. I dug it in 2016 so that is four years out of the ground and it is finally ready for the styling process to start. It has had a few bits of work done to it but the branching and ramification work has Read More

Yamadori Trees 2020

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. I have been a bit quiet in posting recently and that is mainly due to me being busy digging a few new trees. I think some are good with real potential and a few that were taken so I could get to the target tree but all in all it has Read More

Zelkova bonsai: From dead stick to clump

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. I am in the lucky position to have a veggiepatch where I can grow out some bonsai trunks. This parcel of land is a bit away from my house, so I do not go there every day. As a result, it can happen that a stray dog or cat can pass Read More

A Historic Ponderosa Restyling (in a Metal Pot) –

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Years ago a friend dropped off an old brake drum, an old rusted thing from a car, and said ‘Put something in that’. I was pretty amused and said I would, and yet it’s taken me a while to find something worthy of it. We finally did, this spring, and it Read More

Hedera helix Gold Heart

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. I am not sure if this is the correct name for the plant I have but until I find out differently I will stick with this name. I dug this from a garden about 25 years ago and it has been through a few different “looks” over that time. Last year Read More