First styling on this urban Yamadori Tam Juniper. Lots of long branches that are kept for now until new branches grow closer to the trunk. If all goes well, I would like to move this tree in a smaller pot spring 2018.
A famous tree may have become too famous that resulted in its own demise. I think there will always be a small percentage of people that are menace to society. More of us should do more good to marginalize them. https://kottke.org/17/09/rip-the-broccoli-tree
Just want to share before and now photos of two juniper bonsais I worked on recently. These are Tam Juniper bonsais from a landscape project in 2015. I look at these bonsais and again reflect on some of the life lessons they teach me. If I did not save these (seemingly pieces of junk materials) … More Recent work on Junipers
My family and I visited Bainbridge Island this summer. A small island town where you can take a half hour ferry ride to get there or go around through mainland and an hour to get there. It’s nice little town with shops and restaurants to eat. This is where the world famous Boedel Garden is located. … More Bonsai in our Digital World
As promised from my last post I’m posting photos of “bonsai rock”. I was going to add them to the last post but there were too many to add. Thanks to our friend Liza for letting me know about this place. I would have never found it if not for her mentioning it. There are … More Bonsai Rock Lake Tahoe
Like a kid in a candy store I was drooling in awe of the scenery and especially the trees during this recent trip to Lake Tahoe California/Nevada. I jokingly commented to my family that if I only had a shovel, I might be going home with one of these gnarly trees. I didn’t get any laugh … More Bonsai Inspirations at Lake Tahoe
This tree have been on my bonsai “to do” radar in the last week. Somehow I had an itch to style it because it looked ugly that I want to clean it up. I collected this tree from one of our landscape jobs in Jan 2015. During its first year, I planted it in the ground. That year’s … More Landscape Arborvitae to Bonsai – First Styling