Let Your Ficus Grow Before Repotting and Defoliation
June 30, 2017
Penjing in Hong Kong (Part 1) Nan Lian Garden
February 16, 2017
Updates of the Two Shohin Chinese Elms Air-Layered from a Mallsai
January 01, 2017
Old Japanese Penjing from an 1826 Illustrated Manual
October 07, 2016
The 5th US National Bonsai Exhibition
A look behind the scene of the 5th US National Bonsai Exhibition held in Rochester, New York.
September 21, 2016
Growing a Good Nebari and Fat Trunk Base Ficus Bonsai
A 9-year progression on correcting the nebari and fattening the trunk base of a ficus bonsai.
September 09, 2016
Shohin Ficus Bonsai
Some shohin Ficus microcapa grown from cuttings.
July 04, 2016
Mini Chinese Elm Bonsai Grown from Root Cuttings
January 10, 2016
Chinese Scholars Rocks from the University of Florida Harn Museum of Art
November 09, 2015
One-Year Progression of a Shohin Chinzan Satsuki Azalea Bonsai
October 23, 2015
Preparing a Small Bonsai Display for Show
October 16, 2015
The Artisans Cup Bonsai Show
September 30, 2015
Some trees and winners from the Artisans Cup held in the Portland Art Museum.
Creating Large Ficus Bonsai by Fusing Seedlings – Gede Merta’s Demo Tree Five Years Later Scrap
June 17, 2015
I visited Master Gede Merta at his Bali home, and he showed me the demo tree he did for the “Bonsai Focus” magazine five years ago.
Kusamono Jasmine and Kitchen Scrap Bonsai
May 17, 2015
Jasmine shohin bonsai and various kusamono planted on unusual containers: sea shells, broken pots etc., including a cabbage grown from left over kitchen scrap. Also a saikei planted on a lace rock.
Satsuki Azalea Flowers
May 15, 2015
Photos of various satsuki azalea flowers in my bonsai garden.
How to Bare Root Repot a Satsuki Azalea Bonsai
May 02, 2015
A series of photos showing how to repot a satsuki azalea in early spring, and photos of the tree a year later.
Satsuki Azalea Bonsai
April 16, 2015
Wakaebisu and Chinzan satsuki azalea bonsai in blooms.
Houston Orchid Society Show
April 15, 2015
Photos of beautiful orchids from the show.
After the Rain
March 13, 2015
Photos of newly emerged leaves of Chinese elms, Winged elm and Japanese maples, crabapple flowers etc. after the spring rain.
Japanese Maple Acer palmatum “Murasaki Kiyohime”
February 22, 2015.
Antique Bonsai Pots from Museum Collections 2 – The Palace Museum
January 19, 2015.
Protecting Bonsai in the Winter using a Portable Greehouse
January 7, 2015.
Antique Bonsai Pots from Museum Collections 1 – Nanjing Museum
January 3, 2015.
A Hand Painted Shohin Bonsai Pot with landscape scenery – January 01, 2015.
Century Old Japanese Bonsai Postcards – December 07, 2014
Photos of early 20th century hand-tinted Japanese postcards with bonsai and old Japanese nurseries.
Malaysian Suiseki and Viewing Stone – Yellow Wax Stone – December 04, 2014.
A collection of Malaysian Kedah Yellow Wax stones.
Gede Merta – A Multi-Talented Bali Bonsai Master – November 21, 2014.
A blog on visting Master Gede’s bonsai nursery, a demo in trimming a Premna microphylla, showcasing Gede’s award winning trees and an update on his fused ficus method published in 2009 “Bonsai Focus” magazine.
2014 Grand Indonesian Bonsai and Suiseki Exhibition in Bali – November 18, 2014.
An outstanding tropical bonsai show hosted by the Indonesian Bonsai Society to celebrate its 35th founding anniversary. Many world-class Pemphis acidula, Ficus, Premna bonsai.
Pacific Bonsai Museum – September 23, 2014.
A visit to the former Weyerhauser Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection featuring outstanding bonsai from various countries and masters.
An Informal Upright Japanese Black Pine – July 15, 2014.
Repotting process of a Japanese black pine into a shallower pot for the Lone Star State Bonsai Federation Convention.
A Contemporary Display of Kusamono Accent Plants – February 26, 2014
Garden weeds such as wild strawberry, oxalis, pink knotweed, and favorite kusamono plants such as a Japanese blood grass, Cooper’s Squill were planted into small pots, feather rock, sea shell and broken pots into kusamono. They were displayed as a group in the 2013 Lone Star State Bonsai Federation Convention.
Air Layering a Chinese Elm Mallsai into Two Shohin – January 13, 2014.
How to air-layer a common S-shape Chinese elm; their progression and training over four years into two shohin; one with a good trunk movement, the other into a sumo style shohin from the bottom of the air-layered trunk.