Ficus Microcarpa Progression

Originally posted on hermosabonsai:
I picked this one up at a local nursery in Wollongong. It had really really nice natural taper and some branches to work with. The soil in the pot above was almost like mud. No good. First I re potted it into a new blue pot. It’s about the size of my fist. I potted straight into this pot as I… Continue reading Ficus Microcarpa Progression

Tree Prep for the National Show-

Originally posted on Michael Hagedorn:
This is a small Rocky Mountain Juniper which its owner has nicknamed ‘Twisty.’ We were joking that this is not unlike calling your cat ‘Kitty’… simple, obvious, and hard to forget. I collected this tree years ago and have the joy of continuing to work on it occasionally- ‘Twisty’, the Rocky Mountain Juniper undergoing a bit of primping, sweet talking,… Continue reading Tree Prep for the National Show-

Stuck between a rock and a bonsai

Originally posted on Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog:
Where’s my chisel??I’m thinking that this tree needs to be in this rock. What about you?? It’ll fit. I’m sure of it. Maybe.?I have experience putting big things into small places…… I know how to work my tool.?That, my friends, is a DEWALT 4 1/2 Inch Compact Small Angle Grinder – 11 Amp, 11,000 RPM, Paddle… Continue reading Stuck between a rock and a bonsai

You can become a twitcher on Thursday

Originally posted on Hermanus Bird Club:
? By John Bowman Just over a month ago, a story was posted to our website about a Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin (Rooistert-wipstert), seen at Zeekoevlei, the first time this bird has ever been seen in South Africa. The Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin (Rooistert-wipstert) at Zeekoevlei, photographed by John Bowman. Are we twitchers? Well, sort of. Sheelagh and I don’t travel… Continue reading You can become a twitcher on Thursday

Only 15 Days Until The Finest Exhibition Of Bonsai In The United States

Originally posted on Valavanis Bonsai Blog:
? Plans are finalizing to display over 300 bonsai in the 2016 5th US National Bonsai Exhibition on September 10-11, 2016, in Rochester, New York. We have truck loads of fine bonsai from the Pacific Northwest, Bay Area of California, Texas and Florida. They will all be carefully transported to Rochester where each specimen will be formally shown, a… Continue reading Only 15 Days Until The Finest Exhibition Of Bonsai In The United States