Today is the January 1st 2016. Happy New Year! I wanted to make at least an entry to my blog to mark the beginning of a fresh new year. It’s traditional that most people make new a year’s resolutions and set goals to improve themselves for the new year. Congratulations for those who haveContinue reading “2 Life Lessons Learned from Bonsai to Help you this Year”
According to WordPress 2015 stat, this is the most read article on this blog. Therefore it’s worth reblogging.
I was trying to come up with a catchy title for this blog and could not come up with a good one. The mother and daughter, although a little cheesy, seemed to be appropriate for this pair of trees. This was the pair of trees I worked on in Spring of this year with myContinue reading “Collected Hemlocks – Mother and Daughter”
These photos of a very large azalea keeps coming up on my laptop’s photo library, so I thought I’d share the story. The photos were taken on May 28, 2012 just before it went to a bonsai auction. The flowers were timed perfectly for the auction which was roughly about a week from that date. I boughtContinue reading “Wild Azalea”
I wrote about this tree earlier this year https://wordpress.com/post/81919794/15/. I’ve also been wanting to restyle this tree as the top has become visually heavy for the size of trunk it has. This is a Pinus Contorta (Lodge Pole pine or Shore Pine). I’ve envisioned this tree as a “bunjin” or literati style which should have a sparse topContinue reading “Restyling a Pinus Contorta”
I don’t usually reblog but this one is very good.
About a week from today, one of my bonsai trees will be on display at the Portland Art Museum for The Artisans Cup (an Exhibition of American Bonsai) http://www.theartisanscup.com/. Needless to say, I’m very excited about this event. There are 3 main reasons for my excitement: 1) Most obvious reason…my tree will be on display 2) IContinue reading “Collaborating with Nature – Search for Relevance of Bonsai Art and Self”
Around 2002 I had a surge of ideas that came to me while working as a project manager for a large mechanical company. We installed building HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) for buildings and their controls. At the time it was winter and I was very much into bonsai and want to continue toContinue reading “IMAGINE THIS – GREEN CUBE”
I’m reblogging Michael Hagaedorn’s post on junipers as a reminder of juniper care for my own collection. I had a personal experience of the pinching errors that Michael talks about. I posted earlier of my shimpaku juniper I call “infity”. I shaped this tree as if it was immortal and got a little carried away. Continue reading “A Lot to Learn about Bonsai”
What does a bonsai fanatic do during a whale watching expedition? Look for trees….of course. Yes seeing Orca whales at Salish Seas are a rare site and they are beautiful but for a bonsai person like me, I had more fun taking pictures of trees along the weather worn rock cliffs by the water. Here areContinue reading “Whale Watching Turned Bonsai Sight Seeing”