Cleaning up a wound

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
This tree is an air-layer of my Chishio Japanese Maple. The base has been carefully worked, it’s been in and out of the ground, had new branches grafted into the right places, and now it’s time to address the big ugly pruning scar. It looks far worse from this side than the front, but since it’s going back into the… Continue reading Cleaning up a wound

A special Taikan-ten exhibition

Originally posted on John Milton Bonsai:
The past Taikan-ten exhibition I was very fortunate to prep a display and tree’s for my good friends Mark and Ritta Cooper. The tree in question was a Momiji/Japanese mountain maple that has been at Aichi-en for the past 6-7 years and has previously been in Kokufu-ten exhibition. It was always a tree that I admired here with an… Continue reading A special Taikan-ten exhibition