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A Spruce Bites the Dust

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. Its not quite winter yet but the wind has been blowing a gale, its raining (sideways) and its freezing cold. That’s all the ingredients necessary for a bonsai to be blown off the bench and that is what happened. The spruce that hit the deck was due for a repot this Read More

A Wildlife Tree Snag Gets Made—

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Our friend Brian French is a wildlife arborist specializing in habitat creation. He’s also the State Coordinator for the Oregon Champion Tree Registry. And he came out to create a full-sized tree snag in my front yard, making for an unusual day in the bonsai garden. When this vigorous 60′ Douglas Read More

Literati Australian Native Plants

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. It seams that Australian native plants as bonsai has been a theme recently and what has struck me was the number of trees designed in the literati or bunjin style. For many years I have been a fan of this style and it is pleasing to me to see the Australian Read More

NATIONAL BONSAI CONVENTION 2019 – Part 4

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. I hope that by breaking the standard bonsai exhibition way of doing things we will see many more Australian native plant exhibitions in the future. Of course the difficulty is to get quality bonsai on show but one of the things I took away from the convention in Melbourne was that Read More

NATIONAL BONSAI CONVENTION 2019 – Part 3

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. One of the best aspects of exhibitions is the ability to just look at bonsai on display and appreciate them for their own uniqueness and also to see how they have been trained. With that in mind, a few more bonsai for the appreciation mode. Banksia integrifolia Melaleuca ericifolia Callitris glaucophylla Read More

NATIONAL BONSAI CONVENTION 2019 – Part 2

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. Just a few more photos from the convention for now……… Leptospermum continentale Brachychiton rupestris – (Queensland bottle tree) Leptospermum laevigatum Eucalyptus regnans Leptospermum flavescens Melaleuca linarifolia – (Paperbark “Claret Tops”) Leptospermum nitidum Lophostemon confertus – (Brush Box) Banksia aemula Eucalyptus polyanthemos Go to the source blog (Watto Bonsai Blog) to read Read More

NATIONAL BONSAI CONVENTION 2019

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. The annual AABC convention was held in Melbourne this year and Ryan Neil was the star demonstrator and also conducted some workshops for lucky participants. I say lucky because the workshops booked out very early. This year heralded a watershed moment in Australian bonsai as it featured only Australian native plants Read More

Bud-Ten Bunratty

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. What a great looking show! Bonsai Eejit From small acorns mighty oaks grow…. It was an absolute pleasure to be be involved with Ray Egan at Bud Garden Centre in Bunratty and watch the first (and not the last) Bud-ten exhibition come together. Bud Garden Centre in the Shadow of Read More

2019 46th Upstate New York Bonsai Exhibition & Sale

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. The year’s annual bonsai exhibition & sale took place at the Monroe Community Hospital in Rochester, New York, on May 18-19, 2019. Our society of approximately 150 people have members from Erie and Williamsport, PA, Syracuse, Buffalo, Ithaca, NY as well as in the greater Rochester area. Members from these far Read More

The Dark Paths of Apprentices

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. This is an update on the Dark Paths thread initiated in the last post. I overheard a conversation which was quite clearly a conspiracy, though it was in sotto voce and I was likely intended to hear it. My two apprentices, both disgustingly young, were plotting to take my scissors away Read More