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Collecting Trees: Prelude

My goal is to learn every aspect of bonsai. I want to learn the art, the horticulture, the specifics of every tree that I can get my hands on, the patience, and finally collecting. Collecting is what’s on my mind right now. Collecting is a massive topic and is considered controversial sometimes. In my head…

The Student of the Copper Wire : The Two Trees

This weekend marks the first trees that I have ever fully wired in copper wire. I subscribe to Mirai Live (Ryan Neil’s training site) for the majority of my training, and another viewer commented that they are afraid of copper wire and always use aluminum wire because it is so much easier to work with…

Deals and Steals

I’ve got some deals, and some outright steals to show you. This haul came from New England Bonsai Garden’s summer sale. I got to meet the owner Ashley, and he and the crew were more than supportive to our blossoming adventure in Bonsai. Here’s what I came home with: Lets start with a nice little…

Create a Bonsai: Wire Theory and Application

So you purchased (or placed) a tree in a pot.. Now what? Depending on the season of the year, the type of tree, and the health of the tree, the fastest and most satisfying answer may be to put wire on the branches, and to form the branches into the shapes that you are envisioning….

Re-Start

There is one up-side to killing your trees in pots.. You now have free pots! When I moved into the new place, it came with a bunch of spindly little pines sticking up out of the lawn. Since I had free pots, I decided to make a little forest planting in a (way over-sized) pot….

Prologue

My first experience with bonsai was at Disney’s EPCOT when I was young. I remember seeing the trees and being amazed. They looked like ancient statues and I wanted one badly. I had no experience growing anything and didn’t even understand that there was horticulture involved at that time though. Many years later, in my…

Bonsai Adventure

Hello anyone and everyone. Stay tuned for the ups the downs and the adventure of learning and practicing bonsai in NH.


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