Shoehorning a Trident Maple into a Shohin pot

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
I have had this tree for close to 20 years now, and this is probably the smallest it’s ever been. Deciding to make it into a “sumo” Shohin later meant challenges to finding a suitable pot because the base had gotten wide. It’s been in this 12″ wide Ino pot for the last few years, which is visually too big.… Continue reading Shoehorning a Trident Maple into a Shohin pot

Wisteria Bonsai

Valavanis Bonsai Blog Last week I participated in GardenScape 2020, Rochester’s premier garden show. We forced many Azaleas, Pears, Cherries and two Wisteria to blossom in March, rather than in May. The two Wisteria bonsai woke up and the flower buds began to open. One of the bonsai was delayed, exactly one week behind the other. When the flowers racemes began to open they looked … Continue reading Wisteria Bonsai