Windswept Inspiration

Originally posted on Nate's Nursery:
I have a Chinese Elm that I’ve been looking at for awhile now. I’ve been leaning towards the windswept style for this one (Couldn’t resist it). You can see the exposed roots that can be the “anchoring” nebari to show the tree being held into the ground. I’ll need to do some bending and shifting of the nebari and… Continue reading Windswept Inspiration

High Desert Bonsai Club – January Meeting

Originally posted on Nate's Nursery:
Here are a few photos of our first High Desert Bonsai Club meeting (well my first, their second). We started by mixing some pumice, lava, and bark together for the club. This will be for our repotting season (which is upon us in SoCal in January. Made up about 12 gallons of soil, that should be more than enough.… Continue reading High Desert Bonsai Club – January Meeting

Bonsai Design and Display Critique – #1 Juniper

Originally posted on Nate's Nursery:
I recently stumbled upon a wonderful book by Andy Rutledge about bonsai design. I have also recently spent a good chunk of time watching critique videos and seeing how others judge bonsai. While I’m not a professional in any sense of the word when it comes to bonsai, I have had fun looking at trees with the purpose of… Continue reading Bonsai Design and Display Critique – #1 Juniper