Monthly Archives: January 2013

Revived renewed rejuvenated and reformed. The NoNaMe Bonsai Study Group, Revisited

This weekend we had the reformed (unreformed, just as mean as ever) NoNaMe Bonsai study group’s first meeting after an almost 2 year hiatus. The actors in our merry revival are Don Nick Javier Steve Steve Dave and Dave And … Continue reading

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From our friends at California Bonsai Art

Originally posted on California Bonsai Art:
So….by now you are wondering what happened to the 5 cuttings I had left over. Well I did not really have anything in mind for them so I decided to utilize them in a…

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Red Maple Rebuild and Repot

Spring is gonna be early this year so I better get a potting. A Repotting. I’ve had this red maple for about 7 or eight years now (I’m not really good with time, in case you’ve noticed) Last year I … Continue reading

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S-Curve Elms

Let us consider the imported S-curve elm. I know that most “true” bonsai artists hate them. So much so that they don’t even look at them. Too bad for them and good for me. This is one of them. With … Continue reading

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The Inevitable Thread Grafting Post

Perhaps this post should have been called “What are you gonna do with that piece of crap?” instead of the post about the cypress. Oh well. This chunk of tree is, believe it or not, a cutting off of a … Continue reading

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Total Crepe Myrtle Redesign

This tree doesn’t look bad. I’ve been growing it for 4 or 5 years. It always gives good fall color. But I think it could look better. The best time to do one of these assessments is when the leaves … Continue reading

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What are you gonna do with that piece of crap?

So here we have a bald cypress that I collected last year. I would normally not collect something this small. Or if I did I would let it grow for 4 or five years before I did anything. This little … Continue reading

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