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Bonsai Convention (and animals!) In South Africa –

Bonsai Convention (and animals!) In South Africa –

March 24, 2018 - admin - bonsai general - 23 views

In October I was in Johannesburg, South Africa to teach at their national convention. It was a pretty exciting journey, full of great hosts, impromptu trips in the city and national parks, fun times with bonsai, and large animals that either wanted.... More »

Compacting the apex of a white pine

Compacting the apex of a white pine

March 23, 2018 - admin - bonsai general - 32 views

Here's one for nerds bonsai-'How to create an iota "is unlikely to raise the ardor of those who have a passing interest . in bonsai But hopefully those who are dangerously close to being nuts about bonsai appreciate the following photos: Japane.... More »

Visit the Portland Bonsai continue …

Visit the Portland Bonsai continue …

March 23, 2018 - admin - bonsai general - 18 views

... even without a website people! (Thank you for your patience ...) Here are some pictures of Bob, Paula, Carmen, and Renee's visit to the Villa earlier this month. All of them are from California and took a full day here in Portland to visit Ryan.... More »

Tree trimming

Tree trimming

March 22, 2018 - admin - bonsai general - 101 views

When transplanting bonsai, try to keep the roots exposed to air for the shortest time possible. When I know what pot a tree will be planted soon, I will add wire and screen to the boat before it starts the rootwork. I knew I would plant my Sawara c.... More »

Partially nude sawara cypress roots

Partially nude sawara cypress roots

March 22, 2018 - admin - bonsai general - 24 views

When transplanting bonsai conifer growing in nursery soil - usually soil with lots of organic material - try to remove all dirt a portion of the root ball. The amount of soil to remove old or bare root depends on the number of roots encounter and t.... More »

The reduction of the root ball

The reduction of the root ball

March 21, 2018 - admin - bonsai general - 30 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

March 21, 2018 - admin - bonsai general - 37 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!

March 20, 2018 - admin - bonsai general - 14 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

March 20, 2018 - admin - bonsai general - 26 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

March 19, 2018 - admin - bonsai general - 4 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 »