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

Waiting for Signs of Growth

Originally posted on
I grow bonsai trees. In South Florida, some kinds of trees grow year round.  Some never lose their leaves or foliage.  But, some, need an annual period of dormancy – typically, the winter (though, we don’t get much of a winter in South Florida!). During the holidays, I visited a bonsai store in Orlando, where I have purchased a number… Continue reading Waiting for Signs of Growth

National Arboretum

Originally posted on Hi Xander:
The United States National Arboretum serves as the center for botanical research within the United States. It is a beautiful location with columns that used to be part of the National Capitol but were removed in 1958 during the Capitol’s expansion. My favorite part, the flowers! Who doesn’t love a good old flower picture? And lastly, the renowned bonsai trees… Continue reading National Arboretum