US National Bonsai Exhibition Preparations Continue

Valavanis Bonsai Blog My family, Monday Senior Crew and friends are all busy preparing everything for the US National Bonsai Exhibition. Actually we have slowly been preparing for several months here in Rochester for the bonsai, suiseki, display backgrounds, posts and more. But now we are in full mode, which means I had six McDonalds Sweet Tea today. Today we purchased a new water hose … Continue reading US National Bonsai Exhibition Preparations Continue

Growing a Good Nebari and Fat Trunk Base for a Ficus

Originally posted on Bonsai Penjing & More:
A  good nebari (exposed roots just above the soil surface) and a large trunk base are perhaps the two most desirable features we all wanted for our bonsai. However, they take a long time to develop. Many of us buy pre-bonsai. At the nursery, we may dig below the soil level, hold the tree up, turn it around and tilt it at various… Continue reading Growing a Good Nebari and Fat Trunk Base for a Ficus

US National Bonsai Exhibition News

Valavanis Bonsai Blog It looks like the 2016 5th US National Bonsai Exhibition will be well attended. Nearly 600 guests have already pre-registered and they are still arriving daily. It’s fortunate our venue has 55,000 square feet to accommodate the visitors, over 300 bonsai, 50 suiseki and large vendor area. We also have a concourse with tables where visitors can sit, relax and enjoy the … Continue reading US National Bonsai Exhibition News

Confusion Over Fall Repotting-

Originally posted on Michael Hagedorn:
I’ve noticed over the years a lot of puzzlement over the correct time to repot. Much of the confusion stems from placing too much weight on the exceptions to spring repotting. There’s a simple way of looking at it that might help decide when to repot. Ron pulls up a mandrake When we repot, the tree is essentially given the signal,… Continue reading Confusion Over Fall Repotting-

Adam’s Art and Bonsai Gear, Tools and Sundry

Originally posted on Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog:
I am proud to announce the new Adam’s Art and Bonsai web store.I’ll be offering shirts, American Bonsai Tools, one of a kind stands and pottery.? The full array of tools with pricing is at?adamsartandbonsai.com All shirts are screen printed to order? And will sometimes offer limited artwork runs like these: To order, go to?adamsartandbonsai.com Continue reading Adam’s Art and Bonsai Gear, Tools and Sundry