So I have to admit that I was pretty nervous walking into the second bonsai class. It had been a month since our last class (read more about that here), my elm barely had leaf growth and my bonsai partner was off parenting in Manhattan Beach. I was early so I picked a spot near the … Continue reading Bonsai Class, Round 2…Wiring.
So we recorded the majority of our Elm bonsai-in-training, or "potensai", and posted the videos on our YouTube channel. The trimming session was split into a series of 5 short videos. Please go check them out. Our trainer talks through a lot of what he is doing, and drops some pretty good information. Below, I … Continue reading Initial Trimming of our Elm bonsai
Tips we learned in Beginning bonsai class for how to locate the front of your bonsai tree. Locating the front will determine the course of your tree pruning and wiring in the future.
We are thrilled to say we've been to our first meeting as members of the world famous San Diego Bonsai Club (SDBC) in Balboa Park. Oh wait, it's the San Diego Zoo that's world famous. Anyway, Balboa Park is a favorite family spot; A took Chinese brush art classes in the artisan's square for awhile and … Continue reading Our first San Diego Bonsai Club meeting
My new favorite baby, "Tortilla" is an Euryops. She's a bonsai-in-training now. I got her in a 2 gallon pot at the nursery and now here she is: I heavily trimmed her, but didn't hard prune her. I liked her original height for the most part and wanted to leave her canopy of leaves growing. … Continue reading I call her “Tortilla”, the bonsai-in-training
Our love for plants is not new. Our addiction to them is though. But it's a damn good addiction to have and it feels amazing. We had over a week off together - all of us, the whole family (whaaaat)! Of course, our two older children mainly just like to be left to do their … Continue reading Plants, magical plants
Aurora is our first "Sacred Bamboo" bonsai tree in-training. Here's the first steps we took to make her into a bonsai tree for life.