In this blog post I will show you how I construct simple wooden boxes which I used to grow collected or yamadori in, as well as to initially grow field grown tree in. For an example I will work on a field grown Cork Bark Chinese Elm; showing you the steps I take on this sort of material.
Last work of the season on these two Chinese Hackberry originally field grown by Terry Erasmus from seed.
Bonsai progressions are always fun to look at. It shows in a few short paragraphs of text and some images, the work and changes a bonsai tree has undergone over a number of years. What makes it fun though is that our art is as much about trees as it is about patience, so seeing all these changes condensed is like pressing fast forward on the remote.
What do you do if you have a cut which has never healed over, for some or other reason? After all the goal is for the wound to callous over completely so after a few years you cannot see a cut was ever made to begin with. How to get such scars to disappear is the subject of this post.