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Ponderosa pine deadwood

Ponderosa pine deadwood

January 13, 2018 - admin - bonsai general - 23 views

For good reason, horticultural efforts do not tend to focus on death. Bonsai is an exception. deadwood exposed in old trees can reveal the difficulty and character defining better than any other feature tree. One of the best places to appreciate .... More »

Cryptomeria and Juniper foemina Two-Year

Cryptomeria and Juniper foemina Two-Year

January 13, 2018 - admin - bonsai general - 34 views

Since some of you seemed interested in the work done at home of a known customer with these two trees, I thought an update them it could be fun. We started with the first photo Cryptomeria 1 1/2 years ago: This is how the tree looked before wir.... More »

Plucking one carpe Korea – Part 2

Plucking one carpe Korea – Part 2

January 12, 2018 - admin - bonsai general - 22 views

On May 6, 2012, which defoliated my Korean hornbeam. Here's what it looked like after removing the leaves. leafless - May 6 (the few leaves on the back belong to a branch exhaust) One of my main goals to defoliate the tree was exposing the i.... More »

The highlight of Garden Michael Hagedorn

The highlight of Garden Michael Hagedorn

January 12, 2018 - admin - bonsai general - 5 views

My recent trip to Portland began with a visit to the garden of Michael Hagedorn. Its trees are looking great this time of year -. Junipers are covered with new growth and bonsai deciduous are full and healthy junipers in particular caught my atte.... More »

Plucking a Korean hornbeam

Plucking a Korean hornbeam

January 11, 2018 - admin - bonsai general - 19 views

I've been defoliating and partially defoliating my bonsai for years - especially my trident maple bonsai. Somewhere along the line I picked up a Korean hornbeam, but this tree does not defoliate me. I doubted the early years because I was working o.... More »

Decandling projects

Decandling projects

January 11, 2018 - admin - bonsai general - 33 views

In my continuing effort to develop interior outbreaks in two of my black pines, I tried them decandling falling nearly two years ago. I decandled them again last year, and really push these trees, I cut back greatly after decandling. The result has.... More »

Enter parents

Enter parents

January 10, 2018 - admin - bonsai general - 30 views

My parents visited Wisconsin last month, and as it seemed curious about what happens in the backyard that put them to work. They managed a little, and I'm thinking of retaining indefinitely. Father made a lot of wire removal, and a tremendous amoun.... More »

Decandling a black pine shohin

Decandling a black pine shohin

January 10, 2018 - admin - bonsai general - 33 views

The last of my pines decandled this year are the smallest of the group. Giving these trees less time to recover helps keep growth in check and summer short needles. I removed all but the smallest buds of spring, and then additional needles are remo.... More »

Treatment of a successful graft approach black pine

Treatment of a successful graft approach black pine

January 9, 2018 - admin - bonsai general - 24 views

Here's how to treat graft successful approach in the black pine. The first step is the removal of any tape holding the graft in place. packing tape graft in place After removing the tape A then remove the piece with concave blades. .... More »

Myth moss

Myth moss

January 9, 2018 - admin - bonsai general - 33 views

remember the days when Moss was the enemy. The idea was that the moss prevents water penetration, or pot is kept too wet. So it was a surprise when I was an apprentice to Mr. Suzuki encouraged moss growing on the ground, and discovered that there w.... More »