International Friendship Kusamono with Uwe Harwardt and Hermann Wallenhaupt

Originally posted on Bonsai Penjing & More:
A post from my wife, Soon Cheah, a kusamono aficionado. Our Facebook friend, Uwe Harwardt from Germany, sent us a selfie video showing how he made a kusamono pot from a lump of clay into a pot with surface cracks; at the end of the 20+ minute video he asked whether we like this pot or not, if… Continue reading International Friendship Kusamono with Uwe Harwardt and Hermann Wallenhaupt

Ficus Tree House Bonsai?

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Huge tree roots clinging onto this ancient Ta Phrom Temple ruin in Cambodia is an iconic image.  They are not ficus, but silk-cotton, aka kapok, (Ceiba pentadra)  tree roots. “Tomb Raider” was filmed at the Ta Phrom Temple. Waiting for Angelina Jolie to come out. Strangler figs, Ficus tinctoria spp. gibbosa, (thank you Kasu Bonsai for correcting the subspecies name) do claim… Continue reading Ficus Tree House Bonsai?

Chrysanthemums In Spring?

Valavanis Bonsai Blog It is spring and my garden is beginning to display brilliant colors, so what am I doing sharing information on chrysanthemums now? There is an active thread on the Bonsai Nut Bonsai Forum discussing chrysanthemums for bonsai. I began to write a response but developed “diarrhea of the mouth” and my reply became too long, so decided to share it here. Chrysanthemums … Continue reading Chrysanthemums In Spring?