The Three Bears

Originally posted on Bonsai Iterate:
Once upon a time, on an very warm and pleasant December day, three Bonsai went to the bench for a winter cleaning. All three were Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata). There was a big, thick Elaeagnus; a medium, curvy Elaeagnus; and a tiny, shohin Elaeagnus. Mama bear before pruning (Elaeagnus umbellata, 2020) The three bears had been allowed to grow out… Continue reading The Three Bears

Vacation Watering — It’s Personal

Originally posted on Bonsai Iterate:
I’m sure you’ve seen the question posted to bonsai groups, “What do you do for vacation watering?” There are two categories of options: some sort of automatic watering system, or ask/hire a human to do it for you. So, which is best? The short answer is, it’s a personal choice. You have to do what makes you comfortable. Neither option… Continue reading Vacation Watering — It’s Personal