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A Couple More Stands

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. You can’t have new pots without having new stands to display them on. Of course the tree is always the primary piece but pots and stands are necessary accessories. Go to the source blog (Watto Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: A Couple More Stands Read More

Bonsai-U | The Diamondback Ponderosa Pine

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Project Description In this episode, we look at the initial styling of a massive Ponderosa Pine Bonsai collected in the Wyoming wilderness. Follow along with your own Pine Bonsai and learn the ins and outs of Pine design. Project Details: Ponderosa Pine Initial Styling Structural Wiring DONATE TO BONSAI-U! To Read More

Squatty Limber Pine Styling-

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Nearly 10 years ago I found this Limber Pine sitting at the intersection of three cracks in solid granite. The chunks of silvered wood you see as ‘wings’ on either side of the lower trunk, with air under them, are the remains of the original root system that ran down two Read More

Back to the Display Stands

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. It has been a while since I posted a photo of some of the display stands I have been making. These are all made of pre-loved timber and I am certainly not a master craftsman but these stands are good for local exhibitions and the like. I will post a few Read More

Arizona Alder in Unusual Presentation-

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. This planting was originally composed by Oregon bonsai artist Greg Brenden. The container is a concrete water meter cover, stretching the boundaries of what might hold a plant. We’ve been encouraging a kusamono-like wildness to its style since acquiring it some years ago. The meter cover does have a rectangular hole Read More

Bonsai-U | How to create Better Pine Bonsai

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Project Description In this episode, we look at late summer secondary candle selection on Double-Flush Pine Bonsai. Grab your own bonsai and follow along! Project Details: Double-Flush Pines Late Summer Pruning Candle Selection DONATE TO BONSAI-U! To make a donation, please choose a monthly amount (or a one-time donation) below. Read More

Punica Granatum – Pomegranate for bonsai

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Introduction Pomegranate bonsai Pomegranates are nice plants for bonsai. The species main attraction are the bright red flowers. In good years these can even grow the well-known fruits, the pomegranates. With good weather these grow fast and young fresh branches can be wired and placed without any problems. With sunny warm Read More

Does Burying a Pot in Compost Create Patina?

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. When he was an apprentice here Andrew Robson puzzled over guidance we hear frequently: ‘Bury a new ceramic pot in compost and in a few months you’ll see patina on it’. Well, he took a new, unused pot and buried it in compost for fully two years. He watered it every Read More

Crab Apple

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This crab apple is a very large bonsai. I dug it in 2016 so that is four years out of the ground and it is finally ready for the styling process to start. It has had a few bits of work done to it but the branching and ramification work has Read More

Yamadori Trees 2020

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. I have been a bit quiet in posting recently and that is mainly due to me being busy digging a few new trees. I think some are good with real potential and a few that were taken so I could get to the target tree but all in all it has Read More