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Making beautiful bonsai from humble beginnings

We can make very nice bonsai from very humble beginnings.  Sometimes we get frustrated and impatient with our own skills or development in this art.  We see fantastic trees that inspire us but also make us think we will never … Continue reading

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Revolution

The cultural ‘information’ revolution that has been occuring throughout the world  has of course affected the art of bonsai with the continued evolution of the internet as a means of transmitting knowledge and ideas – with videos, Facebook, blogs, etc. . … Continue reading

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Wiring: Put it on and leave it a on bit

Wiring is an essential technique to create beautiful bonsai. It is not the only means (as some practice the Lignan method of cut and grow) but it is the most efficient way to shape a tree; to open up foliage … Continue reading

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the power in our hands

It is funny how a seemingly inconsequential event or conversation can evolve into an insightful progression of thoughts.  I was leading a class at the nursery and one of the students was looking for gloves to cover their hands while … Continue reading

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Japan Tour I: Visiting friends

One of the focuses of our bonsai adventure in Japan was to visit with some of the bonsai artists that have come to our nursery on a regular basis. During the whole of our trip we had the pleasure of … Continue reading

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