Monterey 2015

Originally posted on California Bonsai Art:
Monterey California, known for unbelievable scenery and perfect weather conducts its 52 annual exhibit. ? ? ? Nice redwood pot. ? ? I built this small black walnut bi-level stand in 2004 ? From seed taken after the bombing of Hiroshima. Read the story here ? ? ? The current owner Katsumi Kinoshita ? ? ? ? Continue reading Monterey 2015

Silver Birch Bonsai does me proud

Originally posted on Michael Coopers Studio:
I acquired this tree as a seedling in a plastic coffee cup in 1987 with a few others sadly they have long since passed away, birches can suddenly go just like that, so I am keeping my Silver Birch June 2015 from seedling fingers crossed that this twin trunks Sôju planting will survive. The trunks are nicely maturing now with… Continue reading Silver Birch Bonsai does me proud

Back to Basics, Working with Raw Material

Originally posted on Robert Nocher Shohin Bonsai:
Now that most of the early season re-potting is over, it leaves me with a little more time to study the collected material which lives at the back of my garden, to carry out some basic maintenance on it and to seek out the potential hidden within it. The 2 pieces that I am looking at today were… Continue reading Back to Basics, Working with Raw Material