Yamadori Shimpaku juniper styling

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Some years ago this juniper was imported from Japan. It was weak for quite some time and only this year displayed enough energy to make styling an option. The long shoots were cut back once already this year, so I could actually have styled it a bit earlier. ? ? ? ? Continue reading Yamadori Shimpaku juniper styling

Portland Bonsai Village website is live!

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At long last…we have a website. Thanks to so many of you who donated to our Village Indiegogo campaign, you played a huge role in funding this thoughtfully designed, scrolling website. It was dreamed up by Kathy Wu, who has done a lot of work for some major brands like Nike, Intel, Bridgeport Brewing, Jenny Craig, and the LA marathon.… Continue reading Portland Bonsai Village website is live!

International Bonsai Arboretum Autumn 2015 Open House & Sale

Valavanis Bonsai Blog The International Bonsai Arboretum 2015 Autumn House & Sale will be held on September 5-6, 2015, in Rochester, New York. Bonsai lecture/demonstrations by award winning bonsai artists: Harvey Carapella, Marc Arpag and Wm. N. Valavanis will be held daily at 11am and 2pm. Bonsai and supplies will be on sale as well. Classical bonsai will be formally displayed and explained to better … Continue reading International Bonsai Arboretum Autumn 2015 Open House & Sale

Meet Clive Taylor– A Master of Koto Hime Japanese Maple Propagation & Bonsai Training Techniques

Valavanis Bonsai Blog Clive Taylor is a long time serious bonsai hobbyist who lives just south of Detroit, Michigan, in the town of Gibraltar. His home is situated on a peninsula facing Lake Erie, a beautiful setting for his bonsai collection. Although most of his bonsai are Koto Hime Japanese maples, Acer palmatum ‘Koto Hime,’ other maple species and cultivars can be seen as well … Continue reading Meet Clive Taylor– A Master of Koto Hime Japanese Maple Propagation & Bonsai Training Techniques