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Producing A Self-Published Book: What You Didn’t Know…

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. The first time I did this the steps seemed endless. There’s content editors, copy editors, illustrators, formatters, proofreaders, bluelines, and printers. And with my second book it’s not much less endless. While a publishing schedule is lengthy, taking months to wend through, on the sidelines are those waving flags of support, like Read More

Visiting Bonsai Echo

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Ry2Tree2 Bonsai Blog. Source material: 2019, October 13          Last week, I was fortunate to meet with another local bonsai artist named Jared. Under the name "Bonsai Echo", he has become very active in the online bonsai community recently sharing his work on Instagram, Youtube, and his facebook page. He also recently began a Read More

The 5th Zhongguo Fen Penjing Exhibition – Part 3

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. There were many larger bonsai on display outdoors in the entrance way greeting the visitors to the 5th Zhongguo Fen Penjing Exhibition in Nanging, China. A few smaller, but still large size specimens were displayed indoors in the demo room. All of these were very large and impressive.       Read More

The 5th Zhongguo Fen Penjing Exhibition – Part 2

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog.     Today I spent the morning studying and photographing the shohin bonsai exhibition. The trees are superb, equal in quality to the huge specimens displayed outdoors. Shohin bonsai do not present the heavy and powerful feeling of the larger specimens. It appeared as though each artist had about 5-6 feet Read More

2019 5th Zhongguo Fen Penjing Exhibition– Part 1

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. The 5th Zhongguo Fen Penjing Exhibition is being held this weekend on October 19-21, 2019 in Nanjing, China, a short 4 HOUR bus trip from the Shanghai Airport, after traveling over 18 hours from home.   The exhibition is huge and I did not get an opportunity to study the layout Read More

About taper in bonsai

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Taper in trees outside People just starting off with bonsai often overlook a few simple things when thinking about bonsai. One of them is the taper in the trunks. If you look at trees in a park or in the landscape the trunks are very homogenous only slowly tapering away into Read More

Deciduous Early Development Part II: Magnolia

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. An infrequently used deciduous genus for bonsai, Magnolia nonetheless offers a unique, bold personality among our ranks of status-quo Tridents and Elms. Most commonly used for bonsai is Star Magnolia, Magnolia stellata, among the Magnolia species options. The Star Magnolia is a modest shrub or minor tree rather than one of the Read More

An Advance Open Bonsai Workshop

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog.   This afternoon I had another Open Workshop for my advance students to style and refine their bonsai. There were a few interesting bonsai which were brought into the studio. Alan continued to work on my formal upright RAF Dwarf Scots pine removing old needles and excess buds in preparation for Read More

New Talent Contest Germany

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Last weekend saw the annual national bonsai exhibition of Germany. During this exhibition also the finals of the New Talent Competition took place. Because I am a resident of Germany for a while now, and a member of a German bonsai Club, I was also invited to participate. My club supported Read More

Deciduous Early Development Part I: Japanese Maple

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. The first part of this development series covers a few gangly specimens of Japanese Maple. Japanese Maple is one of the most challenging early development deciduous trees because of its propensity to make long internodes. It’s also one of the best examples of a theme that runs throughout the next few Read More