Update on Acer palmatum Arakawa cuttings

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. In spring 2020 I took tip cuttings of trident and Japanese ‘arakawa’ maples. I am very happy with the outcome. Of the 7 cuttings I put in the pot, one died in the process. The others kept their leaves for most of the summer. Rooted Acer palmatum ‘arakawa’ cuttings Mid-summer I Read More

The Long Range Plan for Single-flush Plants ~

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Decandling black pines…defoliating trident maples…such techniques stimulate multiple flush plants to ramify and make smaller needles and leaves. Because they spur such surprising regrowth, we look mournfully at our single flush plants as if they could do better.  White pines, Japanese maple, Beech, Spruce, Hemlock, Magnolia, Oak, etc. all fall into the single Read More

Repotting Report 2021-1: The Monster Mulberry

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Ry2Tree2 Bonsai Blog. Source material: 3/16/2021             After a few weeks of being buried in snow, last week my larch seedlings started setting off alarm bells with green needles bursting from their dormant buds. "REPOTTING SEASON IS HERE, GET YOUR A@# INTO HIGH GEAR!" – is probably what they were telling me. Read More

A Few New Pots

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. One of the great things about making pots is the opportunity to make a pot for a specific tree, and the thrill if that comes true. You know, the tree actually looks good in the pot made for it. So a kiln opening brings much anticipation as well as excitement and Read More

On Root Rot

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Roots are our main business. Naturally, we tend to be preoccupied with the green areas that we organize with scissors or wire…but really, top notch leaf, needle and shoot health is only possible with lots of healthy roots. Root rot is often the result of low soil media oxygen levels, as Read More

Repotting Trick: The Plumb Bob

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. A familiar dance at repotting time is excitedly getting a tree out of the pot, carefully working the roots, locking it all in with wire, adding media, and standing back only to realize the trunk is leaning 10 degrees off. You swat your forehead. Or, you are being careful, and have Read More

Corin Tomlinson’s YouTube Channel

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. CORIN TOMLIINSON Over 30 years ago Corin Tomlinson became my first (and only) formal bonsai apprentice. His father, Harry, established Greenwood Gardens Bonsai Studio in Nottingham, England 40 years ago, and became an accomplished bonsai artist, author and demonstrator.  I first met Corin when I was teaching in England and he Read More

Taxus Baccata – English Yew

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. One of the great benefits of being part of a bonsai society is the opportunity to talk with other members about trees you are having difficulty with. This Yew is one such tree. It was purchased from the owner of a closed nursery and they had no further use for a Read More

Nebari developmek: Ebihara technique

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Christmas. Time to reflect and observe.Time to work on my bonsai ! This trident maple is an experiment tree. It has many challenges and for the next years should do a lot of growing to heal a big cut. So also an ideal tree to try a technique unknown to me Read More

When to Begin Fertilizing in Spring?

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. It’s likely not a good impulse to want to lasso students to slow down their spring fertilizing, but I admit to the urge. And yet I get it: the trees are growing, so we reach for the fertilizer by instinct.  The problem with this is that by the end of summer Read More