Bonsai Economics and Creativity

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Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. As wonderful as it is to see highly managed bonsai using the latest techniques, in expensive antique or modern handmade pots, it can also be discouraging. Especially if you don’t have the means to get that skillset training or to buy those lovely pots. We see, for the most part, results Read More

Tips on Training Hinoki Cypress

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Hinoki means ‘sun tree’ in Japanese. It tends to grow bolt upright, like a flagpole with foliage. Hinoki Cypress, Chamaecyparis obtusa, is a popular species for bonsai with intense green foliage sprays covering its branches. This is one of the conifers we can pinch. Let it grow to ramp up energy, Read More

Spring 2021 Open House

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Our Spring 2021 Open House & Sale will be held in a few days on Saturday and Sunday in Rochester, New York. Although the Wisteria have finished blossoming the dwarf Japanese dogwood and golden smoke tree are in full flower. The growing season, so far, has been great for producing bushy pre-bonsai, ready Read More

Japanese Black Pine Twins

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. A few years ago I had the opportunity to dig three Japanese black pines from a garden in my area. According to the owner they were 20 years old and were growing in the wrong location. Before seeing them and digging I had an idea in my head that they would Read More

Crataegus Bonsai Garden in Photos

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Some recent shots in the bonsai garden. More like these are on Instagram. Hope you enjoy! Mountain Hemlock, foreground, and Salal, blooming Salal, Gaultheria shallon Columbia Lewisia, Lewisia columbiana Shimpaku grafted on Rocky Mountain Juniper Horsetail, Equisetum hyemale Chojubai Accents Mountain Hemlock and Polytrichum moss Deer Fern Ponderosa Pine Hawkweed Red Pine Read More

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. ~ ERRATA ~ Apologies to Stephen King fans! In the original ‘Steven King’s Advice To Bonsai Artists’ post I got his name wrong: It’s Stephen, not Steven. Having read one of his books I should know this. Go to the source blog (Crataegus Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: Read More

Stephen King’s Advice To Bonsai Artists-

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Stephen King wrote one the most respected books on the craft of writing. It tops many lists: On Writing. It’s a fantastic memoir, with stories from his weird upbringing and beginnings as an author. And along the way he talks about writing. King dislikes a rigid plot. A plot is a Read More

English Elm in Winter

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Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. Just showing off how beautiful deciduous trees are in winter. This English elm has been with me for many years and it takes many years to develop a reasonable ramification and this one is now coming along. Hope you also enjoy the tree in its naked glory. Go to the source Read More