The cycle continues: Chishio Japanese Maple

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
One interesting lesson I’ve learned is, that while a tree is never “finished”, it does go through 5-7 year cycles, where the tree is worked into a peak showable condition, shown for a year or two, and then shifted back into development mode. In development mode, the tree is allowed to grow, pump up, and the design is improved upon.… Continue reading The cycle continues: Chishio Japanese Maple

Ian Sayer – Bonsai artist.

Originally posted on Bonsaiplace:
I visited Ian Sayer recently to talk to him about his experiences and journey with Bonsai. Ian started his interest in 1991 through Malcolm Potts. He was at the time building a house in Taupo and stopped for tea where he saw some small Kahikatea trees and brought them home. During that time Ian was involved in Scouting and also had… Continue reading Ian Sayer – Bonsai artist.

GSBF Collection North at Lake Merrit

Originally posted on California Bonsai Art:
It Started with an Idea The concept of this garden emerged during a conversation between Toichi Domoto and Bill Hashimoto sometime after 1974. Toichi was interested in preserving bonsai produced in northern California. Bill kept this thought alive through his friend Gloria Clementson. Early in the 1990′s, when Gloria died, her heirs dedicated the proceeds from sale of her… Continue reading GSBF Collection North at Lake Merrit