Bending with rebar

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
Sometimes wrapping a branch or trunk with wire doesn’t have enough holding power, and using rebar as an anchor point for guy-wires is more effective. This is my Kiyozuru Itoigawa, purchased from Chikugo-en in L.A…which, from all I have been able to find, is the origin of the cultivar in the US. I bought it to have the cultivar, but… Continue reading Bending with rebar

New Spring Growth shots

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
This not-great zelkova was budding out the other day, and I noticed the buds nearly matched the pink pot color of this Shibakatsu pot: With this theme in mind, I shot a few more trees’ freshly-opening spring growth complimenting…or contrasting with the pot color as the background. Happy spring. Chojubai quince in a Byron Myrick pot: Japanese Maple, Koyo: Crabapple,… Continue reading New Spring Growth shots

Hawthorn winter pruning and wiring

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
This hawthorn has grown rather slowly over the last few years, and I attribute it (right or wrong) to my increased use of fungicides. Regardless, over the last few years, I have let it mostly grow, and now it’s time to sort out what it’s done. The tree has a tendency to throw upward- and downward-growing shoots at junctions. It… Continue reading Hawthorn winter pruning and wiring