Originally posted on Michael Hagedorn:
There are various ways of helping our bonsai cope with sun and not literally cooking them on our benches in the summertime. They are in pots, but it doesn’t mean we want to fry a special root dish, in a soil sauce… Because bonsai are in pots, they are very unlike trees in the ground. We want to reduce any… Continue reading When the sun gets too hot…
Valavanis Bonsai Blog In May 2014 I was picking up Pro-Mix at a feed store and looked around in their nursery yard. I was not looking for anything in particular, just looking, and my eye was caught by a couple of new hydrangeas. Note I was looking at shapes, not species. Two specimens had beautiful natural untouched cascade shapes and I purchased the most interesting … Continue reading A Summer Bonsai Display
Great article. Thanx. Continue reading Basic refinement on olive bonsai
Originally posted on Bonsaiplace:
It pays to know something about the anatomy and physiology of roots when it comes to developing the root system of Bonsai trees. It is said that a tree mimics its above ground growth to what happens with root growth below ground level. This might be true for trees in nature, but with Bonsai it could be quite different due to the… Continue reading Root development in Bonsai
If you are planning a trip to the Drakensberg and looking to conquer any one of the magnificent hiking trails throughout this region – whether it is a day trip or an overnight cave hike, there are a few essential items and tips to remember… Essentials to pack for a day hike Whether it is summer or winter, the weather in the mountains is always… Continue reading Calling All Avid Adventurers!
Originally posted on Leon Marais Travel Writing and Photography.:
It’s reputed to be the most numerous bird on earth. Flocks can number in the millions, creating black swarms that can devastate a field of grain crop in a single feeding session. Nesting colonies can cover hectares of land, attracting all manner of predators out to make the most of the bounty. Yes, it’s the diminutive… Continue reading #Birdstorm: a million wings overhead.