Summer blossom

Originally posted on Michael Coopers Studio:
Pyracantha I have had this little Pyracantha (Firethorn) since 1987 when I bought it as garden centre stock,changed it from a more upright position to this almost semi cascade shape a few years ago, total height inc pot no more than 8 inches.Blossom just beginning to go off now should have taken photo last week really. This species is subject to scale… Continue reading Summer blossom

Some Shohin Cotoneasters in Flower

Originally posted on Robert Nocher Shohin Bonsai:
I thought I would share a few pictures of some cotoneasters in development that are flowering well at the moment and bringing a touch of high summer to my benches The bench in the following picture sits immediately opposite my kitchen window and always displays whatever is looking good at any particular time Continue reading Some Shohin Cotoneasters in Flower

Why we shouldn’t grow trees under trees…

Originally posted on Michael Hagedorn:
Generally speaking, mushrooms grow better under trees than trees do. When talking about bonsai, there are a number of reasons not to grow them underneath larger trees. To take just one, there is usually not enough light. The following photo illustrates this poignantly… This is on my morning walk. Three small pines were planted under a large spruce. The one… Continue reading Why we shouldn’t grow trees under trees…