Improving the success rate of Yamadori

Originally posted on Bonsai & Yamadori from Tony Tickle:
I have been using this technique now for over ten years and I have finally decided to share what I have learned. The technique is known as ‘sweating’ and is used extensively in arboretorial circles. I use for the following species: Cratageus, Prunus, and most of the Rosaceae family, do not use on evergreen species. I… Continue reading Improving the success rate of Yamadori

Collaborating with Nature – Search for Relevance of Bonsai Art and Self

BONSAIKO About a week from today, one of my bonsai trees will be on display at the Portland Art Museum for The Artisans Cup (an Exhibition of American Bonsai) http://www.theartisanscup.com/.  Needless to say, I’m very excited about this event.   There are  3 main reasons for my excitement: 1) Most obvious reason…my tree will be on display 2) I get to see other amazing trees from all over … Continue reading Collaborating with Nature – Search for Relevance of Bonsai Art and Self

Friendship: Serendipity of Bonsai

BONSAIKO I’ve been wanting to write  a blog post about this tree for sometime but what to write about it, it’s challenging to decide.  There could be several possible topics that could be written about it but what I will attempt do convey is how this tree developed beautifully throughout the years but how it also became a symbol of friendship. Around 2005(2006) when I … Continue reading Friendship: Serendipity of Bonsai