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Dwarf Barbados Cherry Bonsai

Dwarf Barbados Cherry Bonsai

This dwarf Barbados cherry bonsai was acquired as a fairly old prebonsai. I then let it thicken up in the...

Sand Pine Bonsai – Using an Uncommon Native Variety

Sand Pine Bonsai – Using an Uncommon Native Variety

Exhibiting delicate thin needles, sand pine bonsai are an interesting and difficult to find species. Perhaps one of the main...

Developing Japanese Black Pine Bonsai – Long Term Projects

Developing Japanese Black Pine Bonsai – Long Term Projects

Developing Japanese black pine bonsai is a rewarding and sometimes challenging process. When I first started, Japanese black pine was...

Chickasaw Plum Bonsai

Chickasaw Plum Bonsai Progression – a Native Yamadori’s Journey

Chickasaw Plum is a native species that produces beautiful white blooms in early Spring while the tree is still bare....

Sweet Acacia Bonsai

Sweet Acacia Bonsai – Starting Bonsai from Seedlings

Often I work with seedlings because good quality stock can be very hard to find for uncommon species. Using a...

Live Oak Bonsai

Creating a Live Oak Bonsai – A Nursery Stock Tree in Year Five of Training

Living in Florida for the greater part of my youth I’ve climbed and admired Live Oaks just as any respectable...

River Birch Bonsai

River Birch Bonsai Development – Dealing with Bonsai that Die Back Easily

I trained this River Birch bonsai from a seedling.  This bonsai first spent about three years in the field on...

Parsoni Juniper Bonsai

The Farm Has Been Moved!

For me, this new year came not with the sound of crackling fireworks or bubbling champagne but it crept in...

Parsoni Juniper Bonsai

Fall Update

Here are just a few of the trees that have been worked on recently. Yes, some of these will be...

Buddhist Pine Bonsai

Buddhist Pine Bonsai Progression Series

This massive Buddhist Pine bonsai was collected at the beginning of 2012. After resting for almost a year it was...