New Bald Cypress for Training

I love training bald cypresses to sell to collectors wanting their own specimen of the King of American Bonsai.  For the most part, this work proceeds along a pretty routine path.  I collect a tree, wait for it to bud out in early spring, watch the shoots extend, do...

Starting An American Elm Bonsai

I found this American elm, Ulmus Americana, growing as a volunteer on my property.  I dug it this winter and potted it directly into this beautiful Paul Katich oval.  It responded as expected – American elms are very easy to collect – by throwing buds...

Awesome Willow Oak – First Bonsai Pot

You may remember this Willow oak, Quercus phellos, from past posts.  I collected it in Winter 2011, and it responded very well to its new home.  After just four years, it had put on branches of decent thickness and more importantly produced a nice new apex that I let...