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52 annual exhibition of Midori Bonsai Club

52 annual exhibition of Midori Bonsai Club

March 19, 2018 - 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

March 18, 2018 - admin - bonsai general - 22 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

March 18, 2018 - 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

March 17, 2018 - admin - bonsai general - 23 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?

March 17, 2018 - admin - bonsai general - 18 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 »

Hinoki the air layer monitoring 1

Hinoki the air layer monitoring 1

March 16, 2018 - admin - bonsai general - 28 views

Last spring I layers of two large cypress hinoki (see "Layer Hinoki Air"). I was not sure of the success of the project when I started and I'm uncertain today. So far the results are mixed. Tree # 1 Tree # 2 Tree # 2 coats How can .... More »

Wiring a juniper procumbens

Wiring a juniper procumbens

March 16, 2018 - admin - bonsai general - 24 views

In the Bay Island Bonsai workshop this past weekend, I telegraphed my Juniper procumbens. I did not use any heavy cable or cause severe curves - mostly I used a fairly small gauge wire (14-18 in their most around 12) to harden the silhouette. No bi.... More »

Deciduous and broadleaf bonsai at the annual fair to 30 REBS ‘

Deciduous and broadleaf bonsai at the annual fair to 30 REBS ‘

March 15, 2018 - admin - bonsai general - 28 views

I'm always happy to see the flowering and fruiting bonsai exhibitions. Such appreciate the contrast - or maybe I just like to see more of these trees in my collection. Either way, flowering and fruiting bonsai sprinkle a spectacle of color and prov.... More »

black pine / Frankenstein Bonsai Ponderosa

black pine / Frankenstein Bonsai Ponderosa

March 15, 2018 - admin - bonsai general - 3 views

Good. I'm not sure what to call Black Pines grafted on Ponderosa securities. Frankensteins? Frankies? Feel free to suggest ... When I started graft Black Ponderosa pine in, I was sure if they could decandle the same as Black pine on their own roo.... More »

Decandling a bonsai pine forest of red

Decandling a bonsai pine forest of red

March 14, 2018 - admin - bonsai general - 0 views

Although I have only published a handful of explicit bonsai experiments , I tend to think of all the experimental work as bonsai. know what happens when we cut - a certain amount of foliage is removed from the tree that are working. What we do n.... More »