Dragon Progression To Date

I love bonsai progressions!  I think they’re one of the very best learning tools we have, and with the advent of cheap, immediate, high-quality photography it’s hard to justify not keeping good records of your trees. A couple of weeks ago I posted a video...

A Key Bonsai Care Tip

As a general rule, we become interested in bonsai because we’ve either seen photographs of fully trained specimens or we’ve seen them in person at a bonsai show or arboretum.  Put another way, we’ve seen them at their best, trained, trimmed and...

Gnarly Water-Elm Gets Potted

This water-elm, Planera aquatica, has grown out well since getting its first wiring earlier in the spring.  Enough so, in fact, that I had to unwire the new leader a few weeks ago to keep the wire from binding.  But you can see how far the leader has extended, so no...

Edible Fig As Bonsai

This is a blog I hadn’t really planned to write for a while.  One of the species I’ve been wanting to grow as bonsai forever is edible fig, Ficus carica, also known as common fig.  Many of you may grow tropical figs, of which there are seemingly countless...