Spring Is Almost Here (I can wish)

Valavanis Bonsai Blog   Time To Order Seedlings & Pre-bonsai! Korean Hornbeam Korean Hornbeam This year’s crop of seedlings and pre-bonsai look especially good. They have been graded so each bundle has different size trunks for forest plantings. The larger pre-bonsai are all well established in 4” pots. We will begin shipping in two weeks. Although this year we are offering 18 different species of … Continue reading Spring Is Almost Here (I can wish)

Ezo Spruce Forest Styling-

Originally posted on Michael Hagedorn:
As the last photo will attest, this tree was styled during quite cold weather…the windows in the studio had very interesting fractal ice patterns last week. The Ezo itself has been a bonsai a long time, I’m not clear on the provenance of the tree beyond that it’s about 35 years old, sporting some older bark. It could have been… Continue reading Ezo Spruce Forest Styling-

Ugly Wires & Skinny Arms

Originally posted on Slow Growth:
I took my first crack at styling a bonsai tree yesterday. I chose to start with the white cedar (Thuja occidentalis) because it seemed to have better structure than the juniper, and the branches seemed like they’d be easier to work with. Since I’ve never done this before, I went in with a “let’s see what happens” attitude. I read… Continue reading Ugly Wires & Skinny Arms

Collecting from the wild (actually, my nursery) 

Originally posted on Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog:
I have this tree that I’ve been growing out (well…..I have many trees, but this one is in the ground, it was a volunteer, maybe deposited by bird trying to poop on my head, a southern hackberry, a name I prefer to sugarberry, which sounds like some special technique practiced on a sugar daddy, ummmm…..anyway, it’s… Continue reading Collecting from the wild (actually, my nursery)