Old picture of my tiny Pinus thunbergii corticosa Shohin.

Originally posted on The Bonsai Blog of Hans van Meer:
NO, NO!!! Don’t worry! Picture of my tinny Pine!😎 I am just fine, believe me!🤣 Like I wrote earlier in THIS post: in the early Nineties, the 6 of us went on a long route trip to Milan Italie to see among others Mr Kimura his demo an amazing Bonsai event and a very long… Continue reading Old picture of my tiny Pinus thunbergii corticosa Shohin.

Never ever wash out the soil of a healthy Pine!

Originally posted on The Bonsai Blog of Hans van Meer:
Why? Because then you will also remove all the Mycorrhizae Fungi that your Pine needs so hard to survive! Why this warning? Well, a few weeks ago I came across a Bonsai care video on YouTube by a very popular online Bonsai amateur who advocated and then showed how he with a water hose removed… Continue reading Never ever wash out the soil of a healthy Pine!

Pictures of my little “Twister” Blackthorn Yamadori (Prunus Spinoza).

Originally posted on The Bonsai Blog of Hans van Meer:
The Little Bonsai from this story was a wonderful gift from my dear British friend Terry Foster when I stayed at his home many many years ago! He pointed out some, especially in those early days, amazing Yamadori Blackthorns and said: pick one!🥳 So, of course, I went for the odd one out! This little… Continue reading Pictures of my little “Twister” Blackthorn Yamadori (Prunus Spinoza).

Old pictures of the first styling of a Juniperus Sabina Yamadori.

Originally posted on The Bonsai Blog of Hans van Meer:
During my last week search trough, thousands of foto’s I came across some forgotten foto’s I made of the first styling of a Yamadori Juniperus sabina I did way back in 2004. This tree was a gift from my old Bonsai friend and highly regarded college Serge Clement from Switzerland. He gave it to me… Continue reading Old pictures of the first styling of a Juniperus Sabina Yamadori.

Working on my old Yew Shohin Yamadori named “Little Terry”.

Originally posted on The Bonsai Blog of Hans van Meer:
Today we had the first day or afternoon of rain since the crisis started! All this time we were scared as shit…but with lovely weather! So many Bonsai tasks where don during the last months while getting a nice tan! Among others cutting/pinching back the spring growth off my 4 Taxus baccata Yamadori. As well… Continue reading Working on my old Yew Shohin Yamadori named “Little Terry”.

Wound treatment technique… sometimes it those work!!!

Originally posted on The Bonsai Blog of Hans van Meer:
The main reason in my opinion why the large wound treatment that I now and then use is not so popular is that it has just a very small percentage of success and that is perfectly understandable! But remember that it is used in situations were otherwise large branches or roots would have been completely… Continue reading Wound treatment technique… sometimes it those work!!!

The story of 3 rare old Dutch Hinoki Cypress urban Yamadori.

Originally posted on The Bonsai Blog of Hans van Meer:
In the early 50 of the last century, growers in the little famous village “Boskoop” in Holland started to grow on a larch scale among others Chamaecyparis obtusa nana gracilis or Hinoki cypress. This species proved to be very hard to grow from cuttings so they started to graft them on to the much stronger… Continue reading The story of 3 rare old Dutch Hinoki Cypress urban Yamadori.