Needle Juniper Restyling-

Originally posted on Michael Hagedorn:
This tree is too tall. And the branches are a bit leggy, too. One of the problems we get into in bonsai design is that with time and growth, height and branch length can begin pulling us away from the trunk. Literally destroying the design, making it weaker. And this tree has a nice trunk, which is a good enough… Continue reading Needle Juniper Restyling-

Some Recently Acquired Raw Material

Originally posted on Robert Nocher Shohin Bonsai:
Here are some examples of raw material that I have acquired in the past year to create bonsai from in the future. Pinus Sylvestris, collected last year with mature bark, a thick trunk and good movement and taper at the base. Height above the pot is about 55cm at the moment Great future potential here I think but it will need a few… Continue reading Some Recently Acquired Raw Material

Forest Buzzard Hiking Trail

Originally posted on gardenroutemeander:
Set at the foot of the majestic Outeniqua Mountain, situated just outside of George. The Forest Buzzard Trail is an easy 2.2km circular route through pine plantations some indigenous forest and passes by a cascading waterfall. The trail starts from Witfontein forestry station (just outside George) and parking is available at the forestry station. The hike starts from the gate. look… Continue reading Forest Buzzard Hiking Trail