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Another Display Stand

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. Using some more of the recycled timber I have acquired over time has given me another display stand, this time a more traditional type for larger bonsai. I hope I get the opportunity to use it in the coming years. Go to the source blog (Watto Bonsai Blog) to read the Read More

Bonsai-U | How to Refine Japanese Black Pine

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Project Description In this episode, we look at the summer decandling techniques for more refined Japanese Black Pines. These techniques can also be applied to other double-flush pines, including Pitch Pine and Japanese Red Pine. Project Details: Japanese Black Pine (Pinus thunbergii) Appx. Age: 40 years Origin: USA DONATE TO Read More

Bonsai Heresy’s Chapter 5 and Further Thoughts on Sand

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. This is the first in a series of blog posts to take a chapter from Bonsai Heresy: 56 Myths Exposed Using Science and Tradition and expand on it to investigate dangling questions. Like all chapters in Bonsai Heresy, Chapter 5 is ironically titled, though this one is the longest title in the Read More

Stand From Recycled Timber

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. I have collected an amount of timber over the years and Covid-19 has given me plenty of opportunities to practice my woodworking skills. They are not that good as yet but using pre-loved timber is a great way of honing the necessary skills. I am bound by the type and size Read More

Watch Trailer: Wild for Accents

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Summer is a great time to create accents. Join us at the end of July for our second Seasonal-lite online course offering of 2020: a full-on accent plant download. Here’s our cheeky trailer… Wild for Accents (Saturday, July 25, 2020)—A mini Seasonal-lite online course—Overview of creating, maintaining, comparison of styles, and use Read More

Defoliating Two Japanese Maples

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Although defoliation is “generally” recommended as a bonsai training technique it actually requires considerable thought and it’s necessary to contemplate each specific tree and the purpose of removing foliage. Today I’ve been told that Ryan Neil and others do not recommend total defoliation of healthy maples. Unfortunately, I did not study Read More

Tamarix bonsai full of surprises

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Tamarix bonsai One of the trees in collection is a Tamarix. Although it grows very fast with branches extending over a metre in one growing season, trunks only slowly get thicker. Therefor I was happy to find a bigger specimen a few years ago. Bonus was the nice taper in the Read More

Watch Our Spring Seasonal-lite Trailer~

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. For the past two months we’ve been filming for our first online course, the Spring Seasonal-lite, which launched this past weekend to sold-out couches. To get a feel for the course, please watch our trailer: We’ll offer the Spring Seasonal-lite one last time next weekend, June 13th and 14, 2020. More! More! We’re Read More

Bonsai-U | Sekka Hinoki from Simple Material

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Project Description In this episode, Bjorn takes you through the steps of styling a small Sekka Hinoki bonsai. This special cultivar is becoming quite popular in the bonsai world due to its fine foliage, ability to back-bud readily and propensity to develop pads quickly. Project Details: Sekka Hinoki (Chamaecyparis obtusa Read More

Shohin Yamadori Crab Apple

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This tree has been through a few iterations and now I think it is on the right course. It was dug locally and I presume the result of a bird dropping but there are other possibilities. It looks great when in flower and maybe even better when it has fruit but Read More