Noetzie Beach

Originally posted on gardenroutemeander:
A castle on a beach in South Africa is not a familiar sounding thing. Yet if you’re in the Knysna area, take the dirt road at Nekkies down towards the coast, walk the 150 steps marked ‘beach’ and you will find exactly that: a secluded cove, castles with turrets and classic beach cottages. Noetzie Beach has remained a favourite destination for… Continue reading Noetzie Beach

Trimming a Styled Yew to encourage back budding

Originally posted on Bonsai & Yamadori from Tony Tickle:
I have had this Yew in my collection for over 8 years, Sandor Papp styled the tree at Bonsai Europa 2015. It was time to trim back the new growth to encourage back budding. This needs to be done mid way through the season and new growth kept in check. Sandor Papp working the Yew @… Continue reading Trimming a Styled Yew to encourage back budding

Defoliating Deciduous Bonsai

Originally posted on Robert Nocher Shohin Bonsai:
The process of defoliation is an essential technique in the development of deciduous bonsai. It allows light into the interior of the tree, which encourages back budding resulting in denser ramification of the branches. The second flush of new leaves that are produced as a result of defoliation are normally much smaller than the first flush. Trees can… Continue reading Defoliating Deciduous Bonsai