Westringia Fruticosa “Zena”

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. I bought a nursery plant a couple of years ago and this is part of my desire to have a shohin display of Australian native plants at an exhibition soon. This plant has responded very well to bonsai culture and I hold out hope for its future. Go to the source Read More


1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. I dug this tree a while ago so I don’t know what variety it is unfortunately. I decided to dig it just because it had some trunk movement which appealed to me as most gums have a relatively straight trunk, at least the ones I see in the wild. I wasn’t Read More

A Few New Display Stands

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. I enjoy making bonsai display stands and especially from recycled timber. My recent additions to the collection were made from timber I got from the tip some time ago. Old timber does appear to be much more “stable” and I think its just due to its age. Anyway, these are the Read More

Callistemon from Dig

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. On 2 February 2019 a couple of bonsai tragic’s went to dig a couple of bottlebrush from a property half way between Goulburn and Canberra. They were going to be removed the next week to make way for road extensions on the property and even though it was hot, very hot, Read More

Alpine Bottlebrush

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. I recently joined the Victorian Native Bonsai Club and this was following the AABC convention conducted by the club that featured only Australian native plants as bonsai and to say the least I was hooked. I have had an interest for some time but this exhibition really excited me in what Read More

Intensive Bonsai Course Sign-ups!

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Sign Up Today!We are excited to announce that sign-ups have begun for our 2019-2020 Intensive Bonsai Courses. Choose either the Conifer Track or Broadleaf Track, or choose to enroll in both. If you are interested in joining the classes, please check out the schedule below and follow the link to Read More

The Art of Micro-Positioning

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Many of us started out the same way—with all our bonsai benches in full sun, or all of them tucked under the shade of a massive tree. Too little love or too much. Either way after witnessing some bonsai getting grumpier we ponder where else we might put them. And that Read More

Advanced Bonsai Course 2 with Bjorn Bjorholm

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. Over the past 20 years, technology has dramatically transformed how we live, how we work and how we connect. How we learn is no exception. So when I was asked to review The Advanced Bonsai Course 2 the long awaited sequel to the The Advanced Course from Bonsai Empire, I Read More

Japan Bonsai Tours 2020

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. 2020 Japan Bonsai ToursWe are excited to announce sign-ups have begun for our 2020 Japan Bonsai Tours! In 2020, Bjorn and Nanxi will be hosting two tours – one for the famous Gafu-ten Shohin Exhibition held in January and another for the Kokufu-ten in February. The Gafu-ten Tour will begin Read More

A Spruce Bites the Dust

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. Its not quite winter yet but the wind has been blowing a gale, its raining (sideways) and its freezing cold. That’s all the ingredients necessary for a bonsai to be blown off the bench and that is what happened. The spruce that hit the deck was due for a repot this Read More