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Vine Maple ‘Boot’ Revisit-

19 hours ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. This composition is from March 2015. We had it in the studio for our annual fall trim and thought it might be fun to compare it with the original styling.  I’d intended this one to be a bit…awkward. Many paintings, sculpture, or other art I enjoy looking at again and again Read More

We’re Still Open – Tier 3 Lockdown

7 days ago Nebby 0
Source: All Things Bonsai Blog. We’re getting calls asking if we’re still open. We’re open as normal, 1000-1600 six days, closed Wednesdays. Hope to see you soon! The post We’re Still Open – Tier 3 Lockdown appeared first on ALL THINGS BONSAI. Go to the source blog (All Things Bonsai Blog) to read the full Read More

Tree-like Juniper Styling

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Often we style a juniper as an abstract form. Many species are, after all, shrubs, and have no clear form. And then, deadwood features often go off into sculpural wonderlands quite unrelated to trees, other than being made of wood. This Rocky Mountain Juniper, Juniperus scopulorum,  was collected by Steve Varland Read More

Pink Flowering Hawthorn

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. I dug this in 2011 and since then I have been trying to save the tree from borer attack and finally I think I am on top for the first time. The tree has rewarded my effort by flowering all over this year and it looks great (I am biased however). Read More

Canberra Bonsai Society Exhibition 2020

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. A week after the Goulburn exhibition it was the turn of Canberra to turn on the bonsai light. Canberra has a very large and powerful club and the quality of trees on display was very good as well as having a large sales area which is always exciting. A few trees Read More

Hawthorn With a Flower

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. I am letting this Hawthorn grow out to allow it to gain strength and to put on a few more options in tertiary branching but just because it was in flower (only a few) I took a photo. You can see that it is filling out and soon it will be Read More

Goulburn Bonsai Society Exhibition 2020

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. The local bonsai society held their annual exhibition recently and it was the first one in eastern Australia sine March 2020 due to the Covid 19 pandemic and of course there were strict rules in place but none the less it was a great weekend. Some things that would normally happen Read More

Windy Mountain Hemlock Styling

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. This Mountain Hemlock, Tsuga mertensiana, came from Vancouver Island, BC, courtesy of collector Anton Nijhuis.  My impression of wind-influenced trees is that the foliage pads are slender when seen from the side. Also, there is usually some air between the branches. We used that idea in our styling of this tree. Read More

One More Display Stand for Now

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. Our Corona virus lockdown has now expired so the time available to make display stands is reduced, but this one was constructed recently. Its of the large solid type for larger bonsai, simple lines and sturdy construction. Go to the source blog (Watto Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: One Read More

Ponderosa Pine—With Same Wire for 10 Years

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. It’s true. I’ve a pine with the same wire on it for 10 years. We often hear talk of removing the wire on our trees in the fall. The question is, when they are not in danger of biting in, why take the wires off? Sometimes, the thinking is, it’s to protect Read More