That’s a first

Originally posted on BONSAI WALES:
My first ever pine cone on a scots pine bonsai.? ?? Probably be removed with all the candles end of June/July after the needles harden off a little. ? Different tree and the flowers have been rubbed off. Easy during this early stage of growth. ?? Continue reading That’s a first

May 2015 Classical Bonsai MasterClass

Valavanis Bonsai Blog Today we concluded a three day Classical Bonsai MasterClass with five students from New Jersey and New York state, plus my assistant. We first discussed the topics they would like to study and selected studying classical bonsai design, wiring techniques, maple bonsai, bonsai refinement as well as bonsai display appreciation. Each day began with the theory and creation of the main bonsai … Continue reading May 2015 Classical Bonsai MasterClass

After the Trunk Chop: Fifty Shades of Green

Originally posted on Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog:
This was a comment by my friend Bill Butler on a Facebook picture I posted: “And now, a passage from “Fifty Shades of Green” by Adam Lavigne: I found her sitting on the bench. ?She was soaking up the sun without a care in the world. ?”You’re a mess,” I said. “What have I told you… Continue reading After the Trunk Chop: Fifty Shades of Green

Scottish National Bonsai Show 2015

Originally posted on Robert Nocher Shohin Bonsai:
Yesterday I attended the annual get together of the Scottish bonsai community at the Walker Hall, in the seaside town of Troon in the west coast of Scotland. It was an excellent day made even better by the attendance of  a group of bonsai friends from Northern Ireland and the North of England. I am very pleased to… Continue reading Scottish National Bonsai Show 2015

Three Hawthorns in Flower, Including the Raft!

Originally posted on Bonsai & Yamadori from Tony Tickle:
I love this time of year when the May flowers, I have had these three hawthorns many years, the Tall guy flowers without fail, The fat Guy flowered with a single cluster last year for the first time, and this year (after 26 years) The raft flowered. So why has it taken so long for the… Continue reading Three Hawthorns in Flower, Including the Raft!