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Cherry root over rock bonsai uncovering

8 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. A few years ago I found a seedling cherry in the garden. As I had a rock laying about and did not have a root-over-rock planting I decided to put one and one together. The roots were draped over the rock. The combination was wrapped with kitchen foil and the whole Read More

Vine Maple Bunjin on Rock-

8 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. I collected this tree about five years ago, put it in a nursery pot to recover from the indignity, and promptly forgot about it. John, my apprentice, assures me it’s been watered at least every September.  Enjoy our mini-photo essay of creating a maple planting on a rock. Vine Maple, Acer Read More

Starting a root over rock bonsai

8 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Recently the weather was nice. The sun was shining and the buds on my bonsai are starting to open. Time to work on a project that has been 2 years in the making. A root over rock planting with a trident maple! As long as I have been growing bonsai have Read More

Spring Frosts and New Growth–

8 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. In any area that freezes, spring is a delicate moment. If cold comes, we can lose years of work in a few hours. In our bonsai garden, we have an outdoor thermostat that triggers an alarm inside the house when it records a temperature below 32F (making apprentices jumpy and sleep-deprived Read More