Japanese Red Pine bonsai gets a new look

Japanese Red Pine bonsai gets a new look

by Terry Erasmus July 10, 2017 1 Comment

In this post, I guide you through the process which I followed to prepare this Japanese Red Pine bonsai tree I imported from Japan late 2015, for a major restyling. The tree is then wired and styled. Extensive styling notes accompany the many photos so you can easily follow the process.

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Root over Rock Chinese Maple: A critical analysis

Root over Rock Chinese Maple: A critical analysis

by Terry Erasmus April 18, 2017

In this blog post we study a wonderful example of the root over rock style in bonsai. The species used is the Trident Maple which is ideal for this style due to its growing character. Lets take a closer look at this tree and analyze the many features which make this specimen so particularly attractive.

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4 Year Development of a Cotoneaster from bush to bonsai

4 Year Development of a Cotoneaster from bush to bonsai

by Terry Erasmus October 24, 2016 5 Comments

This blog post follows the development of a Cotoneaster bonsai tree from a rooted cutting, developed in the garden and then in a growing pot for only 4 years. In it cover the basics of what to do from the time you dig up the tree till it goes into a refinement pot or container.

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Two Chinese Hackberry Bonsai get an Autumn Cut

Two Chinese Hackberry Bonsai get an Autumn Cut

by Terry Erasmus May 03, 2016 3 Comments

Last work of the season on these two Chinese Hackberry originally field grown by Terry Erasmus from seed.

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Bonsai Azalea Heaven in Saitama, Japan

Bonsai Azalea Heaven in Saitama, Japan

by Terry Erasmus April 07, 2016 5 Comments

On a recent trip to Japan I visited two specialist nurseries; one that is well known and has won many awards in Japan for their shohin, and the other is a bonsai professional that specialises in Satsuki Azalea.

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Naked Tridents - in all their glory

Naked Tridents - in all their glory

by Terry Erasmus March 09, 2016 6 Comments

Trident Maples make superb bonsai subjects and in this post we take a look at a number of wonderful examples I encountered on my March 2016 trip to Japan. Although not so much emphasis in placed on the text this time you can learn much from simply looking at the pictures. 

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