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Winter cuttings

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. It is the middle of winter. And you are thinking about trimming some of your trees. As you start clipping away, you realize that the tree has nice compact growth. Internodes are short. And the species is nice too. It is a shame to just toss away the branches, right? Japanese Read More

Minimalist Hemlock Styling~

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. This mountain hemlock clump, Tsuga mertensiana, was featured in a styling post some years ago, and after a recent reworking felt ready for a revisit. Since the styling it’s been placed on a Corian slab, and moss has taken over. This one seems to slow down visitors. With some curiosity, I’ve Read More

Ambiguous Bonsai | Choosing a Direction

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Ambiguous BonsaiAll bonsai have directionality, but sometimes it can be difficult to decide which direction a bonsai is moving. The bonsai featured in this post is one such tree. If it were up to you, on which side would you place the accent plant relative to the bonsai? Let us Read More

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Ambiguous BonsaiAll bonsai have directionality, but sometimes it can be difficult to decide which direction a bonsai is moving. The bonsai featured in this post is one such tree. If it were up to you, on which side would you place the accent plant relative to the bonsai? Let us Read More

Creating deadwood on Yew

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Shari on Yew trunk. Bottom old, top new Normally one creates deadwood during the first styling of pre-bonsai material. Yew branches that are cut of, or were cut off during the growing out period of the plant are stripped of their bark and carved back to elegant rounded or pointed stubs. Read More

Bonsai U | Rocky Mountain Juniper

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Project Description Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum) is a Juniper species native to North America and can be found from Washington state to North Dakota and as far south as Sonora, Mexico.  It typically grows at elevations ranging from 1500 to 9000 feet (500-2800 meters).  In the past, Plateau Indian Read More

Black pine/Ponderosa Frankie Tree Revisit-

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. This is an earlier work, black pine grafted on a ponderosa trunk. I think it was grafted about 9 years ago. It’s a small tree, a chuhin at 14”. Collected years ago by Randy Knight; recently reworked by apprentice John Eads. In our first post on this tree, Black Pine/Ponderosa, I suggested Read More

The Next Step and Recent Work

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: BonTsai Blog. After much consideration I’ve decided to head back to the states. I have carefully discussed with others as well as spent significant time assessing my own thoughts to come to this decision. Everyone’s apprenticeship experience is different and it’s hard to assume a single mold , model, or stereotype of what it Read More

Horticultural Dormant Spray Oil for bonsai

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Spring is still a while away but soon it will be that time of year again. All sorts of bug eggs will hatch and the youngsters will show up on our bonsai to feast on the spring sap. Of course, you can then take all sorts of measures to make your Read More

Bonsai Network Podcast | Episode 18

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. The Legacy of Saburo Kato and Mansei-enIn this episode, we look at the history and legacy of Bonsai Master Saburo Kato and his Mansei-en nursery in the Omiya Bonsai Village. Sorry folks – I searched for hours and couldn’t find the photo of myself with Mr. Kato back in 2007. Read More