Take a Bonsai Pill

I’m sitting at a Starbucks in Portland on my 3rd day of Michael Hagedorn’s seasonal.  I have about an hour to spare before our session starts.   At another table 5 seniors (2 ladies and 3 gentlemen) were discussing the hottest topic in America, the presidential election.  I was minding my own business when one of the gentleman got upContinue reading “Take a Bonsai Pill”

Michael Hagedorn’s Shore Pine Design Challenge

  I was going to respond to Michael Hagedorn’s shore pine design challenge by replying to his blog and describing what I would do with this shore pine in words but I ended up doing a sketch instead.  I will be joining Michael next week for his fall seasonal so I have to be careful I say the rightContinue reading “Michael Hagedorn’s Shore Pine Design Challenge”

Continued Refinement of Landscape Juniper

Six months ago I posted about a landscape juniper that I collected from someone’s yard in 2011 Landscape Juniper.  I did more work this weekend to continue to refine it.  I’ve fertilized the tree all of spring and summer and it is very heathy. This time, I made some dramatic changes from the last workContinue reading “Continued Refinement of Landscape Juniper”