Wild olives or Olea europaea subsp. Africana are widely available across South Africa. Yamadori or collected specimens are especially desirable as bonsai material due to their overall maturity and characterful bark. In this article Terry Erasmus presents 8 simple to follow tips which will help ensure your collected wild olive makes a healthy transition from the veld to life in a bonsai container.
In this article, Durban based bonsai artist, Gary Howes shares with us his knowledge and experiences of little known indigenous tree species, Premna Mooiensis. Gary Howes describes how to collect and ensure the health of these trees through appropriate post collection care, correct watering and other valuable insights.