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The reduction of the root ball

The reduction of the root ball

June 26, 2017 - admin - bonsai general - 28 views

When transplanting a bonsai, for the first time, start by finding the transition from the trunk to the roots. After finding this transition, then I can determine the amount of remaining root ball to keep. The options include reducing the root ball .... More »

Initial transplant

Initial transplant

June 26, 2017 - admin - bonsai general - 32 views

Repotting bonsai for the first time, not without an element of excitement. When the transition is buried from the trunk to the roots, you can take some work to find out what the nebari, or root surface really look. And considering that the roots ca.... More »

Vine maple ‘Torre’ as seen today!

Vine maple ‘Torre’ as seen today!

June 25, 2017 - admin - bonsai general - 13 views

When this tree was published for the first time this spring was an experiment that looked strange, I thought, 'like a mangy dog'. There was only ugly Sphagnum moss that had a few patches of moss live attachments here and there. It looked like a dis.... More »

Over 52 demo annual number of Midori

Over 52 demo annual number of Midori

June 25, 2017 - admin - bonsai general - 25 views

One of the highlights of visiting shows Bonsai is a chance to see friends and talk with members about their trees . In recent months I have learned about the fungus attacks Satsuki azaleas, she discovered the botanical name of a tree and bought lit.... More »

minor cut on the Korean carpe

June 24, 2017 - admin - bonsai general - 0 views

US Fifth Exhibition National Bonsai is a few months away. The event will be held on September 10 and 11 in Rochester, New York -. William N. Valavanis home, the force responsible for bringing the event to life As always, there will be protesters .... More »

52 annual exhibition of Midori Bonsai Club

52 annual exhibition of Midori Bonsai Club

June 24, 2017 - admin - bonsai general - 27 views

This past weekend Midori Bonsai Club organized its annual show of 52 at the Northside Community Center in San Jose. Peter tea provides the show, working in a high black pine, Jim Gremel, Jerry Braswell, nursery Carman and others fill the area vendo.... More »

Creating black cork bark pine – tracking

Creating black cork bark pine – tracking

June 23, 2017 - admin - bonsai general - 21 views

Earlier this year I have grafted a few stems of cork bark to 3 years old, black pine (see "Creating bark cork black "pine). As new outbreaks in the bags graft began to harden, I opened the large bags to avoid rotting foliage. A few weeks later I re.... More »

cleaning plant accent

cleaning plant accent

June 23, 2017 - admin - bonsai general - 22 views

About this time of year, I look through the garden to see if any of my accent plants are candidates for upcoming exhibitions. Hopefully, I'll find some. You can not, put a few together so they will have time to grow before they are needed. most h.... More »

Graft after care

Graft after care

June 22, 2017 - admin - bonsai general - 22 views

Last spring, I Shimpaku grafted foliage in a Utah juniper (see "Grafting Utah Juniper"). While getting the right grafts is important, I have learned from experience that post-care is so important. Some simple takeaways - the bags are not opened too.... More »

And if I do a square cut?

And if I do a square cut?

June 22, 2017 - admin - bonsai general - 17 views

I have written on several occasions, and certainly I've read here and elsewhere, that when decandling black or red pine bonsai is important to make a square cut (see "Decandling of black pine - making the cut"). square cut Until recently, ho.... More »