Brian Van Fleet on Instagram: “Ume in full bloom. Touyou pot…for now… #bonsai” • Instagram

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The 350 JBP Update 2017 part 1

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
This tree is the subject of my book, a pictorial cause-effect book showing how to develop a JBP Bonsai.  This represents its 10th year of training as a bonsai, after purchasing it from Brussel’s in 2007 for $350.  It was candles cut later than normal this summer to make the second flush of needles shorter.  Once the growing season was… Continue reading The 350 JBP Update 2017 part 1

Winter pruning of a Chishio Japanese Maple

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
Continuing to develop density and fighting it from becoming too leggy is a challenge. Before: In March, I made a thread graft through the trunk to replace the second branch on the left (highlighted in yellow; the thread graft is green): From various angles, it is apparent why it needs to go: So, with the thread graft well underway, the… Continue reading Winter pruning of a Chishio Japanese Maple