Posts Tagged: pruning

Bonsai in January

Hopefully all your bonsai trees are being protected for the winter and here is a quick generic guide to bonsai in January.

Bonsai tree physiology

There are three main components to tree physiology and they are the roots, the trunk and the crown and here is a brief guide in the context of bonsai trees which are only a scaled down version of a regular tree. Any tree or shrub or plant can be used for bonsai but some work… Read more »

Cryptomeria japonica as bonsai

Cryptomeria are of the Cupressacea family and are a monotypic genus where male and female strobili are borne on the same tree. The male strobili are orange to reddish and show in March and they form solitary round cones that mature within the first year. The common name is Japanese Cedar and they can be seen widely across… Read more »

Pine styling demonstration at ‘t Veerle by Abe Kenichi

Here is the Pine tree prior to being worked on by Abe Kenichi at t’Veerle Japanese Bonsai Centre in Belgium. The initial discussion on the Pine during the start of the workshop was firstly carrying out an assessment of the tree prior to working on it and deciding on the front, and in the photograph… Read more »

Update on club trees Trident Maple

Here is a brief update on the progress of one of the three club trees that were purchased back in April 2011. The Trident Maple has just been repotted successfully but it is currently still struggling with its health and has limited signs of bud swelling although buds are present. The reason for this however… Read more »

Lee Verhorevoort Bonsai workshop

This was a very helpful workshop in which we all gained from, in more ways than one. Lee helped all of us assess our trees from new perspectives

Taiwan Fig problems

In June this year I noticed that the leaves on one of my Taiwan Figs were going yellow and usually this is part of the normal process of leaf shedding and renewal so I wasn’t overly alarmed at first. However, I began to notice that this was happening in greater quantities than normal and across… Read more »

April 2011 club night

This months club night was a general workshop and it was well attended with many club members bringing in all sorts of trees to work on in various ways. Some were re-potting, some were pruning, styling and others designing, whilst some were happy to watch and learn.