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Visiting a bonsai field nursery

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Bonsai nursery field Early November. The leaves are turning from green to red and yellow. Time for the long-awaited annual trip of our bonsai club. Visiting the fields of a nearby bonsai nursery to do some trunk searching. About an hours drive from my place is a tree nursery. The owner Read More

Ezo Spruce Now Available!

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Ezo Spruce collected, trained and donated to the US National Bonsai Museum by Saburo Kato There are six spruce species native to the northern and high mountain regions of Japan. The “Ezo spruce,” Picea glehnii, is the best and most commonly trained spruce for bonsai in Japan. The correct botanical name for this Read More

Holiday Message: The Future Library of Norway

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Author Margaret Atwood has collaborated on a project called ‘The Future Library of Norway’, the brainchild of artist Katie Paterson. Atwood says, “When you get an invitation like this, you either say, ‘You’re crazy!’, or ‘I’m in’.” To sum up, this library involves a forest that will grow for 100 years. Read More

9TH Winter Silhouette Bonsai Expo 2021

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Well, Steve Zeisel, sponsor of the exhibition did it again! Every displayed bonsai was of much better quality than in the first eight expos featuring naked trees. He holds the event to promote bonsai and allows exhibitors to express their beautiful bonsai and creative displays. Although fewer bonsai this year, all Read More

Studying City Trees

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Increasingly, many of us live in cities. And, with the exception of some downtown areas, most cities have trees to look at. Of these, deciduous trees stand out in contrast to their conifer counterparts. Why is this? I think it’s a maturation thing. Conifers begin to outgrow their youthful feeling only after Read More

Winter in the bonsai garden

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. No, this is not yet another post on my trees in the snow. It is much more a post about the fact that I have started dabbling in shooting video for the site. So here the first trial. Do take a look and let me know what you think! This is Read More

Single-Flush Pine Needle Clean-up

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Here’s a Shore Pine that needs a fall once-over. Fall is a prime time to adjust pines with wires and remove old pine needles at the same time. The single flush pines push out a candle in the spring and that’s it for the year. By fall this Shore Pine was Read More

Making Hawthorn bonsai flower

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. In a previous short post I showed this old hawthorn (Crateagus monogyna) bonsai. In it I recommended to frequently trim to get new growth which is absolutely correct. However, to get flowers one needs to minimize strong vegetative growth and stimulate more mature growth to form. Flowers on hawthorn only come Read More

‘Be Easy to Move, but Hard to Knock Over’

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. This aphorism comes from a local Argentine tango teacher. With it he’s explaining the elasticity of one dance partner to another, especially in the follower’s role. The follower reacts to the leader’s suggestions, though she may do so in her own way. While this is going on both partners must maintain Read More

Refining the 2-In-1 Step Method for Kintsugi Ceramic Repair

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Ry2Tree2 Bonsai Blog.         Last time I gave y’all a thorough review of 6 different kintsugi methods you can choose from based on the needs of your pot-mending situation. After completing this review, out of respect for my current situation as a graduate student with limited time and funds, I opted to try one Read More