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Happy New Year 2021!!

10 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. New Year’s day is a special holiday for our family and religion for many reasons. Most important is to welcome in the New Year, a fresh new yearly beginning especially after the COVID-19 Pandemic. Everyone gets another opportunity to enjoy and improve their lives for another year. This also applies to Read More

New Look for Atlantic Cedar in Training

10 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. I have been training this cedar for a few years now and this week I decided to give it a new front. In the next couple of years I may change my mind again but for now this is the look and I hope the tree agrees. In 2018 this was Read More

Are Tall Thin Bonsai Out of Fashion?

10 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. Tall, thin and elegant bonsai appear to be out of fashion. There is a real emphasis on trunk width to tree height ratios, and that ratio also appears to be moving in a shorter fatter direction. To be fair I often try to design my bonsai with thick trunks and as Read More

~ 2020 Photo Gallery ~

10 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Shots of our doings in the bonsai garden this year, and out wandering about— Blessings everyone for a healthy and joyful Holiday Season!   Go to the source blog (Crataegus Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: ~ 2020 Photo Gallery ~ Read More

Musings On Publishing International BONSAI.

10 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Beginning in the late 1960s when at college on Long Island I became an active member of the Bonsai Society of Greater New York. In 1978 as a director I became editor of their quarterly magazine The Bonsai Bulletin. At that time there were three large bonsai organizations in the United States; Read More

Deciduous Early Development Part V: Styrax

10 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. This Styrax is still a pre-bonsai. A tree ‘on the way to find out’. Nibbling away at it as one might on a mature bonsai will keep pre-bonsai development to a standstill. For pre-bonsai, particularly a larger tree, our goal is to create the tree’s structure—the primary gestures and proportions—in a Read More

A Couple of New Pots

10 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. I’ve been making a few bonsai pots over the last few years and I’m still loving it. It is a thrill to see one of your bonsai in a pot that you designed and made. I am still very much an amateur but if I say so myself I am gradually Read More

Stick in a Pot – Why Not?

10 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. The “stick in a pot” terminology is often used in bonsai and almost always in a derogatory way. People new to bonsai then get discouraged about the art and often don’t pursue it. Many times a stick in a pot is a starting point and hopefully people will continue and enjoy Read More

Grafting Cross-Genera Species: Chamaecyparis on Cupressus

10 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Earlier this year we tried a Hinoki graft on a Yellow Cedar, just to see if it would take. It did. For the most part, we tend to assume grafting within the same genus. White pine onto Black pine (for smaller needle). Apple onto apple (for different varieties of fruit).  Grafting Read More

50th Anniversary Bonsai Exhibition

11 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Suruga Branch of Nippon Bonsai Association I feel sad and disappointed that the 40th Nippon Bonsai Taikan Exhibition in Kyoto, Japan was cancelled. Even more so because most foreigners are not allowed into Japan at this time so I can’t share the beauty of Japanese bonsai with friends through this blog and International Read More