I confess, yesterday we went to a 5:30pm Saturday evening mass and while sitting at church relaxed (maybe too relaxed) trying to be mindful of what is going on, my mind wanders and started thinking about my massive lilac tree. It was a beautiful sunny November day yesterday and had a chance to work in … More Bonsai is Addicting and It’s Good For You
If you Google “boinsane”, it will respond “Do you mean: bo insane”. The top search brings up Tae Bo Insane Abs DVD video of Billy Blanks. Billy Blanks is a martial arts dude turned fitness guru. This means that I maybe the first to use this word to describe a bonsai enthusiast that have become insane or on … More Bonsai+Insane = Boinsane or Bonsane
Aging is something we will all go through. Rather than fighting and denying it, accept it and do it gracefully. The choice is yours, do you want to age like a fine wine or a sour vinegar? Why do I bring this up? 3 reasons: 1) The title of this post reminded me of aging … More Seeing Double
Here’s a maple that was collected from a landscape job in January 2016. The owner pruned it very badly. They want to get rid of it and I salvaged it. I put it in bonsai soil 2017 and fertilized it heavily. Last fall I cut major branches and did some carving to start the bonsai shape. I recently … More Maple Under Construction
Lesson of Hope from Bonsai. … More Leaf Forward – A Lesson of Hope from Bonsai
Going through my WordPress draft, I found this entry that I never posted. This was part of my account when I went on a collecting trip with friend Ryan Huston, fellow blogger and part of Puget Sound Bonsai Association RY2TREE2. I was using my phone to record the entry below at the time: “Finally fulfilled one of … More Collecting Trip
Just want to share these before and after photos of some the trees I have currently on display at the NW Flower and Garden Show in Seattle. Please click on the photos to see the caption on when the before photos were taken. The show will go on until Sunday February 11, 2018.