Maple Leaves – Spring

Originally posted on Scratch Bonsai:
Thought it would be interesting to compare/contrast leaves from all maples in the garden. All from bonsai material Top L-R: Acer Palmatum Sango Kaku (Coral Bark), Acer Palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’, Acer Palmatum Sango Kaku , Acer Palmatum unknown Middle L-R: Acer Bergerianum (Trident), Acer Campestre (Field Maple), Acer Palmatum unknown#2, Acer Palmatum ‘ Deshojo’, Acer Ginnala (Amur Maple), Acer Palmatum unknown#4 Bottom: … Continue reading Maple Leaves – Spring

The cycle continues: shimpaku with Bjorn Bjorholm

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
Yesterday, Bjorn spent the day in Birmingham and we wired out a shimpaku I bought in 2013. During Bjorn’s last visit in March, 2014, we discussed a plan of attack for this tree; repot into good soil first, grow it hard , and when runners are appearing, prune it back to remove thin, weak growth, long runners, and remove growth… Continue reading The cycle continues: shimpaku with Bjorn Bjorholm