Re-potting My Literati Pines

Originally posted on Robert Nocher Shohin Bonsai:
These 2 Scots Pines were  given their first styling in the literati style towards the end of last season and about 1 week ago, I decided that it was time to reduce the roots slightly and re-pot them as the new seasons candles were extending but were not yet fully open. The first one is quite an old… Continue reading Re-potting My Literati Pines

Sometimes you need to neglect your bonsai

Originally posted on Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog:
And all along you all though that caring for a bonsai tree took up all your time, sitting in the garden, babying and doting over it, drinking green tea and eating sushi. It’s not really like that. Mostly you’re just watering. To be honest, the second most common reason a tree declines and dies (behind watering… Continue reading Sometimes you need to neglect your bonsai

Bonsai Style Inspiration: Ficus Macrophylla (Moreton Bay Fig) and Developing Root Flare

Originally posted on Mind Your Dirt:
? A beautiful and well developed cypress bonsai nebari. Via An amazing and beautiful design element in bonsai is the root flare or nebari. Also known as buttressing, this method is a perfect way to make a bonsai appear ancient, grounded and well anchored to the growing medium. Without it, bonsai tend to look like you just stuck a stick… Continue reading Bonsai Style Inspiration: Ficus Macrophylla (Moreton Bay Fig) and Developing Root Flare