When you wound a bonsai tree through the removal of a branch you create a wound. Depending on where you prune the branch back to will depend on what type of response the tree will have to the wound created. Some wounds will seal over completely, while others will remain with a hole or cavity or wound feature and this is down to where you prune.
Many bonsai artists are looking to develop their trees and in order to do this, they need to manipulate where branches are located and this can be difficult on larger thicker branches and advanced bonsai material. There are certain biological elements of the tree though that will make the bending of branches harder and one of these elements is the formation of reaction wood.
The sexual expression of flowering plants is an interesting one, and often I am caught referring to a tree as a him or her and in some cases this is correct as there are distinct male and female trees for some species but also there are a few variations to consider.
A few explanations for why trees grow the way they do… and how this can be good to know when developing your bonsai tree’s…
Wiring was the theme for this months workshop for our members. Some like it, some loath it. The process can be fiddly and time consuming but learning to do it well can help bring a better structure and a precisely defined look to your trees. Continue reading
Thank you to Mark and Ming, great day and a very good selection of trees on show. Here are a few images from the day. Continue reading
We decided to revisit the gardens at RHS Wisley today, the Glasshouse has an exceptional quantity and variety of plants. Also, we were surprised to see the Bonsai garden has been rebuilt, sponsored by Dawn and Peter Chan of Herons Bonsai. The layout is now much simpler, with paving stones, gravel and a few japanese garden accoutrements in the mix. You will have to excuse the poor quality of photography due to the overwhelming amount of precipitation we recieved. Continue reading
We’re looking forward to Magical Bonsai Accents, 19th July 2014