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Pulling pine needles black

Pulling pine needles black

June 16, 2017 - admin - bonsai general - 6 views

Density is a key concept in bonsai. We want young trees to develop a good density. With mature trees, our goal is to keep the density. Density apparently rarely takes care of itself. Some of the young pines I'm developing decandled have been in r.... More »

Juniper big project: ‘The Fish’: Part II

Juniper big project: ‘The Fish’: Part II

June 16, 2017 - admin - bonsai general - 28 views

This post is the second of our work this week on a rocky mountain juniper. Today, both Bobby and lime sulfur smell, which, for the uninitiated, strong odor of rotten eggs. We had splashes of this solution above us. Fortunately I have no plans ton.... More »

Juniper big project: ‘The Fish’: Part I

Juniper big project: ‘The Fish’: Part I

June 15, 2017 - admin - bonsai general - 17 views

This post is the first in a series of daily photos of a juniper in progress. It is the closest you can get to the blogs "real time". Bobby, my apprentice, and I've been taking our time with this Rocky Mountain Juniper, and enjoy the process of di.... More »

Juniper procumbens thinning

Juniper procumbens thinning

June 15, 2017 - admin - bonsai general - 26 views

Thinning juniper procumbens is simple. Remove sprouts, shoots emerging from the intersections of branches and buds that extend beyond the shape of the desired pad downward growth. buds are thin to facilitate wiring. procumbens juniper - before.... More »

Yaupon holly trim

Yaupon holly trim

June 14, 2017 - admin - bonsai general - 19 views

As a result, it is now time for the final significant reduction and wiring ahead of January BIB display. I cut sprouts that extended beyond the desired shape, thin dense growth worldwide and wired add a few branches of the movement or make subtle a.... More »

Bobby Summer Work

Bobby Summer Work

June 14, 2017 - admin - bonsai general - 25 views

Summer is an interesting bonsai in calendar time. If you have a lot to do or not it depends on what you have in your yard. If you only have black pine has decandled almost you can hire someone to water and take a break of two months. If you only ha.... More »

Kondo criticism at the meeting BIB

Kondo criticism at the meeting BIB

June 13, 2017 - admin - bonsai general - 24 views

Last Tuesday, Akio Kondo visited monthly meeting Bay Island Bonsai and gave a mini demonstration and criticism. We worked in two small Shimpaku and offered suggestions to further develop a member trees. Kondo has visited the US recent summers, maki.... More »

One and a half year old pine seedlings

One and a half year old pine seedlings

June 13, 2017 - admin - bonsai general - 22 views

Last March that a series of potted seedlings cuts made in 2012 (see Pruning Repotting 1 year old seedlings black pine). age 1 year ago, black pine seedlings Just four months later, the seedlings are much larger. 1.5-year-old black pine .... More »

See the trees grow

See the trees grow

June 12, 2017 - admin - bonsai general - 29 views

common approach to writing about bonsai :. complete picture of the tree, cut something, photograph of trees less than full mix up for a change, here is progress after trimming spring in my Yaupon holly. I'm focusing more than usual on how quickly.... More »

flowering quince – summer job

flowering quince – summer job

June 12, 2017 - admin - bonsai general - 19 views

Most work on flowering Japanese quince 'chojubai' is done in autumn or spring, but a task - beyond irrigation and fertilization - requires some attention throughout the year. Elimination of flowers. Japanese quince flowering 'chojubai' in July.... More »