Its Spring Again

Originally posted on Robert Nocher Shohin Bonsai:
When the vibrant colours of the new Spring growth begin to appear, its definitely my favourite time of year. Here are some pictures of the trees that have sprung into life first. This shohin Yew has new buds everywhere, much earlier than previous years My Acer Shishigashira is always the first of my maples to leaf out Larches… Continue reading Its Spring Again

Large Coast Live Oak and Labor Extortion at Kimura Nursery

I was recently offered a spot in a Will Baddeley workshop. Bob informed me that some space was open and in lieu of the workshop fee I could also trade in work. I didn’t have $200, but with the onset of spring break I did have time. With a few trees that could use carving as well as an opportunity to meet more members of the… Continue reading Large Coast Live Oak and Labor Extortion at Kimura Nursery

Bonsai Comes Full Circle

Originally posted on The View From the Barn:
It’s a funny thing about life and gardening, they return to their beginnings.  So it is with bonsai at Garland Nursery.  We have enjoyed a good relationship with Wee Tree Farm and then Wee Tree, LLC. since 1986, both separate businesses with wonderful owners.  However, that’s not where Garland Nursery’s connection to bonsai began. It all started… Continue reading Bonsai Comes Full Circle