Bonsai Blog

Chickasaw Plum Progression – A Gallery Update

Chickasaw Plum 2013′ to current.

River Birch Progression Update

River Birch Progression Update

It’s repotting time and I was excited to see how the roots had developed on this bonsai. Uncovering the nebari...

One Technique to Heal Large Wounds – Crape Myrtle Case Study

One Technique to Heal Large Wounds – Crape Myrtle Case Study

The tree in the workshop today is a Crape Myrtle, the first picture shows the prospective front. Turning the tree...

Carving Demo Buddhist Pine

Carving Demo Buddhist Pine

Thank you to the Suncoast Bonsai Society in St. Petersburg for the opportunity to talk about bonsai and carving. This...

American Hornbeam Bonsai Progression from Seedling

American Hornbeam Bonsai Progression from Seedling

The Long Haul Growing bonsai from young trees is an especially rewarding project. You may even discover that it can...

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...