A Terrific American Elm Bonsai-To-Be

A Terrific American Elm Bonsai-To-Be

I love elm bonsai.  Among my favorite elm species to work with is American elm, Ulmus Americana.  I found this one almost by accident in early May.  Though I would normally prefer to collect American elms in January or February, I thought it would be worth a try to...
Another Cedar Elm Gets Styled

Another Cedar Elm Gets Styled

This Cedar elm, Ulmus crassifolia, is now strong enough for an initial styling.  I know this because it has undergone its second round of growth following the initial recovery period.  Notice in this photo the growing tips of the shoots.  There’s roots below...
What In The World Do I Do With That?

What In The World Do I Do With That?

It has to be the most difficult challenge every developing bonsai artist faces: namely, staring at a piece of material that’s all full of growth but which has no clear design in sight.  When I teach workshops the basic issue with every tree we work on is,...