Tokyo With Mum Day Seven: Bonsai Village/Omiya

Originally posted on Cooking Across 4 Generations:
Our last full day in Tokyo saw us with our second guide from Tokyo Free Guide who would take us to Bonsai Village/Omiya in Saitama Prefecture. Our guide Kaori met us at our hotel and we started our trip from Shimbashi station to Omiya where we then changed trains to go to Toro on the Tohoku Main Line. Omiya became… Continue reading Tokyo With Mum Day Seven: Bonsai Village/Omiya

Plans for after the show

Originally posted on Bonsai Iterate:
I come from an art background. When an artist submits an artwork for exhibition, it is bad form to change the artwork from what was shown to the juror.? I don’t really know the “rules” when living, growing things are selected for exhibition. I did some refinement pruning on this tree in advance of showing this coming weekend, but there… Continue reading Plans for after the show

Update: Ilex Schillings Dwarf (Yaupon Holly)

Originally posted on Tree High Bonsai:
It’s been 2 months since this one was purchased at a nursery and repotted. Read about it here.  In that time it has grown a lot.  I really like these trees. Since the repot I have chopped the trunk down a few inches, thinned out branches and pruned/styled the new growth a bit. 4/18/17 It has back budded very… Continue reading Update: Ilex Schillings Dwarf (Yaupon Holly)

Pyracantha double trunk to single

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
Just about 4 months ago, this post chronicled the left half of this collected pyracantha dying over the course of a year or so, along with a virtual restyling. ?Here is an update; the tree is only half-dead, and isn’t half bad. The problem: The plan: And the progress. ?While the wood ages into a dark gray color in time,… Continue reading Pyracantha double trunk to single