You win some, you lose some.

Originally posted on starryskiesandopenspaces:
Today has definitely had its wins and losses. I’ll start with the wins! We woke up at about 7:30 this morning, which is a lot better than the last few days. We had biscuits and coffee, a good way to start the day. We exercised for about half an hour today. We collected pecans in the backyard, and my husband spotted… Continue reading You win some, you lose some.

NVBS With Larry Jackel

Originally posted on Bonsai Iterate:
Larry Jackel is a favorite expert among the members of the Northern Virginia Bonsai Society. He manages the bonsai collection at the Denver Botanic Gardens and collects fantastic bonsai material from the Colorado mountains.? Larry provided a short program about horticultural mastery, design concepts, and management of new growth especially related to Picea pungens, Colorado Blue Spruce.? He also provided… Continue reading NVBS With Larry Jackel

Bonsai Europa 2017

Originally posted on Robert Nocher Shohin Bonsai:
Many thanks to Tony Tickle and his amazing team for putting on another fantastic show in Bury. This was my personal contribution, a medium sized Blaauws Juniper that I have been working on for 5 years. This is a better picture of it taken in my greenhouse on Thursday under ideal light conditions. The large trees from the collections of Mark… Continue reading Bonsai Europa 2017

Fall repotting of a Chojubai Quince

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
If you haven’t seen a chojubai Quince in person, their tiny scale may come as a surprise. ?Leaves are the size of Chinese elm, even Seiju elm. ?They grow strongly in the summer, and always seem to have a few flowers opening. ?In the fall, the flower production really picks up and adds some nice color to the bench: This… Continue reading Fall repotting of a Chojubai Quince