Category Archives: Art

‘Twixt the Twining Twisty Trysting Tree

I picked this Hackberry up at the 2018 BSF convention from a gentleman named Gene. It called to me, as they say. Those who’ve gone to a major show understand it. I was a vendor, as usual, and I’d been … Continue reading

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Bonsai on The Road: Some travel pics from my June 2018 Mid-America tour

I think this is a good place to begin the journey, at the White Castle. We can just kinda “slide” into it……Although, now that I think of it, most adventures end, it seems, at the Whitecastle… My first ever visit … Continue reading

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A quick trident maple forest

Here’s a neat project. This little trident maple clump has some history. It was purchased, from another Central Florida nursery by Ben, from Agresta Gardens. He didn’t pay too much for it, if you parted it out, but as a … Continue reading

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None dare call it yamadori

I think it’s time to work this tree. If for nothing else but to put it into a proper pot. You know, there’s a real history and tradition of containers like this being used for native collected material. Mary Madison … Continue reading

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A “signature” tree, so to speak….

Well now, who is in my passenger seat today? Or should it be “what…..in the helll?!”This…odd….tree, is an elm, believe it or not. An American elm to be precise (some people make a distinction for American elms that are in … Continue reading

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Dale Cochoy, American Bonsai Guy

Shogyu Mujo-En….. This was what American bonsai potter pioneer, and carving mentor, Dale Cochoy, called his bonsai garden. The last word, En, means garden, that’s the easy part. Almost prophetically, the first two words mean….well, that’s a tough one. Like … Continue reading

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Return to the auction ficus trunk chop YouTube video

Here’s just a quick link to my YouTube channel, revisiting the willow leaf ficus I chopped back (for fun and profit….) Enjoy! Click here to watch!

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