Brand New Podcast: BONSAI WIRE

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Podcast aficionados! You may be interested to know that four of us—Jonas Dupuich, Andrew Robson, John Eads and myself—are about to launch a bonsai podcast: Bonsai Wire. And we hope you will join us. The umbrella plan is to be instructive and useful to listeners, covering some hot-button topics as well as Read More

Yamadori English Elm

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This tree was dug a couple of years ago and has spent the last year or so in its first bonsai pot. I particularly like the colour of the branches, which can’t be appreciated during the other seasons because it is covered with foliage. The branches need a bit of wire Read More

An Opportunity Lost

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. Not the best title for a post and it does sound a bit selfish but the facts around it are all understandable. I estimate that this year I have missed about nine or ten bonsai related outings and trips because of the Corona virus and the latest to get cancelled is Read More

What’s Wrong Here? A Blog Quiz-

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. If you see a pine with lushly growing moss on top of the soil media, like the one below, alarm bells should be going off. As pines generally don’t like overly wet soil media, lush moss is a lucky clue to adjust your pine care. And if things are really soggy, you Read More

A Visit To Bergen Water Gardens & Nursery

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog.   Every summer our Bonsai Society of Upstate New York has a garden tour. In the past we have visited excellent and interesting collections of Hosta, Dwarf Conifers and even a top Dwarf Conifer & Rare Plant Nursery. Last evening we had a special private visit to the Bergen Water Gardens Read More


6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. Where I live it gets quite cold for Australia during the winter months but this year it has been reasonably mild and I think this has encouraged a few trees to flower, perhaps prematurely. In any case it is very nice to have flowers at this time of year even if Read More

Farewell, My Beloved Puget Sound Bonsai Community

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Ry2Tree2 Bonsai Blog. Dear Puget Sound Bonsai Community,          Many of you know me as the guy who nags you to put a tree in our annual Spring Show, others may know me from working together at Elandan Gardens, and few of you even took me on my first yamadori collecting Read More

Almost Here: ‘Wild for Accents’ online course–

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Our upcoming ‘Wild for Accents’ online course has a few spots left, next Saturday July 25! If you have 3 hours next Saturday morning, please consider joining us for this fun summertime Seasonal-lite. It’s a full overview of shitakusa and kusamono styles, inspirations, creation, maintenance, and use in display. Questions are Read More

Alaska Yellow Cedar—Styling, Potting, and Refinement

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. This tree was a gift. I’d not worked with the species before, Cupressus nootkatensis, and my friend Anton Nijhius knew this and left one in 2016 that he’d collected, saying, ‘Have fun!’ And we have. In 2017 we styled his gift. The strength of this species is marvelous. It grows much like Hinoki, Read More

Bonsai Heresy’s Chapter 25 and Last Summer Pruning Date

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Chapter 25 of Bonsai Heresy is about the mistaken notions of avoiding nitrogen in our fall fertilizing by using 0-10-10. The problem it is trying to correct, frost damage from still soft shoots, is more often a mis-timed pruning in the summer. This is easiest to see in deciduous trees, which Read More