Monthly Archives: May 2013

Crepe myrtle bonsai: Can you “grow” one?

And now for the crepe myrtle I worked on in my booth at the BSF convention. Above is the front and below is the side (that line sounds like a line from a Dan Brown book) There is a lesson … Continue reading

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Celtis revisit. As promised

Does yer recognizes this’un? A wee bit shaggy, no? How about this peek? The story began here. And was continued here. After the first styling it looked like this Which was July 2012. In February this year (2013) it looked … Continue reading

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Carving interesting deadwood into a buttonwood

This is the second tree I carved at my friend Bobby’s house, it’s a buttonwood. When one thinks of buttonwood one thinks deadwood. Most buttonwood bonsai we see have been collected from the wild, more specifically, in the Florida Keys. … Continue reading

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2013 Bonsai Societies of Florida Convention

This weekend I attended the 2013 Bonsai Societies of Florida annual convention in Lake Mary Florida. This is what I saw, experienced and learned. At least mostly. Some of the names have been changed to protect the innocent. First question … Continue reading

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Refining a deadwood feature on a podocarpus

My friend Bobby asked me over to do some carving. Me, always willing to work on a tree, of course, said yes. All my friends live a long way away. Bobby’s about an hour away, which is not bad. My … Continue reading

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Mid spring trimming tutorial

Since it’s raining and I can’t go carve my neea from the previous post I’ll write up a quick article on these two ilex. I haven’t shown any work on them yet but the principles here are for the creation … Continue reading

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Neea buxifolia update

When last we saw this tree (in this post) it looked like this: That was last year. It’s had quite a bit of growth. But on the only below freezing morning we had this winter, it was the only tree … Continue reading

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