This is a juniper I’ve collected from someones landscape. I’ve written about it a couple of times. I decided to repot this in a corten metal pot. Metal Pot was custom sized and made. I wanted something different. The metal rust has a color similar to the trunk and also it’s changing like the tree.
I’ve written about this thuja a couple of times. I’ve originally envisioned this tree going on a standard bonsai pot but it will have to be a very large pot. This tree is between 4 to 5 ft tall. I got inspired by Michael Hagedorn’s Mt Hemlock forest on slab. Michael used a Teflon slab but I … More Thuja on Metal Slab
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The 91st Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition is being held on February 4-8, 2017 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan. The exhibition is being held in two parts in order to display more trees. On February 9th, all two hundred plus trees will be replaced by…
This scrappy landscape juniper was part of a massive juniper mass that was removed from a mature landscape. We collected this tree in March of 2015. It was potted in the formica pot that is currently in with pumice and red lava mix. It was fertilized heavily about a month later and throughout the summer … More Landscape Juniper Progression
Today is January 1st 2017. This post is to provide a brief outlook of some of what I’m thinking will be coming up for 2017. It’s been 2 years since I started this blog. In those 2 short years (in bonsai years), I am amazed at the many benefits I got out of this blog. Made new friends, learned from … More 2017 Outlook
It’s that time of the year again, when I become contemplative about many things, what else do you do when it’s dark and cold outside and you’re forced to stay inside. I intentionally scheduled no work between Christmas and New Year and take some time off. I was hoping to catch my breath before 2017 arrives. … More 3 Bonsai Lessons that Can Help with the New Year and Beyond
Rhododendrons are abundant here in the Pacific Northwest. I’ve got them in my yard. I like them especially when the flower for about 2 weeks in the spring. Most of the time though, they just sit there as shrubs in the background and there’s nothing too special about them. When I get a call to … More Saving a 100+ Years Old Rhodie