Ogurayama, Part 2

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Japanese Bonsai Pots Blog

Karahashi Homiyabi was born September 5, 1920, in Kyoto. Before bonsai pottery, he helped with the family business making traditional Kyo-yaki ware. He started his earnest apprenticeship as a potter/painter in 1970 under Heian Matsumoto, and gained his independence in 1975, whereupon he built a hybrid gas/electric kiln and took the potter name “Kiyoumine Ogurayama”. Ogurayama entered his first big bonsai pottery exhibition, the National Masterpiece Kobachi, in 1981, and took the Grand Prize. Since then, he’s won numerous awards and medals for his work. He is now retired, and his son is the Ogurayama.

This is our second look at Ogurayama. The first was 3 years to the day I started working on this article earlier this month: Ogurayama Part 1.

Ogurayama’s work and style are quite varied and impressive: Carved pieces, underglaze painting, over glaze enamel, and glazed containers are all excellent. His painting work is an…

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#bonsai : Changing to adapt to your environment.

Bonsaiwithromano

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Here is one of my regular visitors. He has been through my garden quite a few times. It’s like the hot dry summer was the perfect breeding ground for chameleons. It’s that or they are attracted to something in my garden. imageimageimage
Now just like these creatures change their colors to fit in with the background so to do we have to change and adapt to our environment. What do I mean by this? I can only share my opinions and views with you. You can decide if you agree or disagree with what I’m saying. What adapting refers to for me in this statement is that you must be able to make alternative plans and change as different elements with in the design as these elements reveals themselves to you. Sometimes what we have in mind does not always work out. The main reason for this is the way trees…

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Trial And Error…

Project Bonsai

So the time has come for me to attempt to grow a Chinese Elm using a cutting from My very first bonsai tree. you can never have to many bonsai trees in your life in my opinion and its great fun trying to attempt new things with them too. so here we are. Follow the Chinese Elm’s  Journey here to see its day by day progress. will it succeed or will it fail? some of you may no the answer already but for me it’s trail and error.

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The steps I used were:

  1. First I decided which branch I would clip from my already existing Chinese Elm that wouldn’t effect its shape.
  2. I then used a ruler to measure the branch I had selected. it came out as about 10cm (I don’t think the pictured does it…

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Small Trees – Can They Make Big Profits?

AgriTech Kenya

Have you noticed an advertisement like this?

“Bonsai Tree, Desert Roses now available in Kenya, from as low as Ksh 4,500-50,000”.

Perhaps you thought: “Bei ghali!” But that can be good news for us if we grow and sell bonsai trees.bonsai-3125721_640

In this article from the Standard ‘Mombasa mum turns hobby into lucrative Bonsai venture‘, it describes how at the main entrance to Prachi Shah’s residence in Mombasa, pots full of Bonsai plants ranging from Baobab, Ficus, Desert rose, Powder Puff, Bougainvillea, Juniper, Maple tree and Jade dot the premises. The article continues:

“Depending on the species, Prachi makes at least Sh2,000 per tree. But there are others that cost between Sh20,000 and Sh25,000 per plant.”

How do you find out more and get started? Try the introductory video below from Iqbal Khan’s excellent (and of course, free) series of over 200 videos on the Mikbonsai YouTube channel.

If…

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Links to good info on Black pines.

Bonsai advice

Very well explained decandling technique.

http://bonsaikc.com/bonsai/advanced-techniques/needle-therapy/

Absolutely fantastic and simple explanation for development of Black pine:

http://www.bssf.org/project/november-2013-general-meeting-black-pine/

Why tight curves are suitable for smaller bonsai…a lesson why for larger bonsai curves should be wide.:

http://bonsaitonight.com/2013/04/05/developing-young-pines/

Grafting black pine:

http://bonsaitonight.com/2013/01/15/creating-cork-bark-black-pine/?relatedposts_exclude=2887

Why not slanting cut on Black pines and growth explaines

http://bonsaitonight.com/tag/decandling/

A PDF on foliage control for pines supplied by Eric Henry:

http://www.adamsbonsai.com/pine_foliage.pdf

Bonsai Tonight

Pulling pine needles

http://bonsaitonight.com/2013/06/25/pulling-pine-needles/

Thinning Japanese black pine

http://bonsaitonight.com/2011/06/14/thinning-japanese-black-pine/

pine cut back

http://bonsaitonight.com/2013/04/02/pine-cutback-basics/

Developing young pines

http://bonsaitonight.com/2013/04/05/developing-young-pines/

How to repot a young Japanese black pine (1 of 2)

http://bonsaitonight.com/2011/04/22/how-to-repot-a-young-japanese-black-pine-1-of-2/

http://bonsaitonight.com/2011/04/26/how-to-repot-a-young-japanese-black-pine-2-of-2/

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Adam Lavigne on Instagram: “Jesus Brito won the 2018 Bsf Presidents award at the Bsf convention this weekend with his amazing Powder puff. Congratulations my friend!…”