How to reduce the Yamadori rootball to fit in a Bonsai Pot

Originally posted on Bonsai & Yamadori from Tony Tickle:
When purchasing raw material Yamadori… that is trees that have been collected and are in the first container that they were established, many folk are concerned that the transition to a smaller container would be too traumatic an undertaking. Timing, health and understanding the resilience of the species is essential when doing this work. The example… Continue reading How to reduce the Yamadori rootball to fit in a Bonsai Pot

Removing a FAT root from The Hawthorn Raft

Originally posted on Bonsai & Yamadori from Tony Tickle:
One of the challenges that face anyone creating bonsai is that they GROW not only above the soil but below, of course all trees need roots however sometimes the roots can cause problems such as oversize and out of scale to the tree, particularly with deciduous species. I have been working this hawthorn raft over 26… Continue reading Removing a FAT root from The Hawthorn Raft

Be Careful with Shore Pine in the Winter-

Originally posted on Michael Hagedorn:
Shore Pine is one of North America’s most beautiful two-needled pines, with short bright green needles and great bark. It has similarities to many other smaller pines which often have multiple crowns, like pinyon pines. Shore pine does have one distinct difference however, and that (appears to be) cold hardiness. I say ‘appears to be’ because it’s more of a… Continue reading Be Careful with Shore Pine in the Winter-