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Defoliating, Potting And Styling A Large Bald Cypress

Defoliating, Potting And Styling A Large Bald Cypress

defoliating, potting and styling a large bald cypressSneak PeekIt's July 4th weekend, so the traditional cookouts, fireworks and defoliating Bald cypresses are in order.  That's right, defoliating Bald cypresses is a tradition for BC lovers.  Today's victim is also...

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Styling A Big Bald Cypress

Styling A Big Bald Cypress

styling a big bald cypressSneak PeakThe big collected Bald cypresses start out pretty much the same way.  They recover pretty much the same way.  Then comes that day when you dive in ....Styling A Big Bald CypressI acquired this big Bald cypress last month from...

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Rulebreaking 101 – Red Mulberry

Rulebreaking 101 – Red Mulberry

rulebreaking 101 - red mulberrySneak PeakRules are made to be broken, right?  Yes and no.  When you break a rule of art, what you end up with had better be a lot better than if you'd stuck with the rule.  In bonsai it's not any different ....Rulebreaking 101 - Red...

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BC Forest – Would You?

BC Forest – Would You?

bc forest - would you?Sneak PeakIt's common to have to redesign bonsai over time.  A branch dies; you find a better front; and in the case of established forest plantings you lose trees, which have to be replaced.  Here's one of those cases, and what I'm thinking of...

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Huckleberry #5 Progression

Huckleberry #5 Progression

Zach's Personal Collection huckleberry #5Zach's Personal Collection Progression Carousel Huckleberry #5   INSTRUCTIONS: The image has an arrow on both the right and left side. Click the arrow on the right ( > ) to go forward and see the next image(s) in the...

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Rulebreaking 101 – Red Mulberry

Rulebreaking 101 – Red Mulberry

rulebreaking 101 - red mulberrySneak PeakRules are made to be broken, right?  Yes and no.  When you break a rule of art, what you end up with had better be a lot better than if you'd stuck with the rule.  In bonsai it's not any different ....Rulebreaking 101 - Red...

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BC Forest – Would You?

BC Forest – Would You?

bc forest - would you?Sneak PeakIt's common to have to redesign bonsai over time.  A branch dies; you find a better front; and in the case of established forest plantings you lose trees, which have to be replaced.  Here's one of those cases, and what I'm thinking of...

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Willow Oak Progression

Willow Oak Progression

Zach's Personal Collection willow oakProgression Carousel Willow Oak   INSTRUCTIONS: The image has an arrow on both the right and left side. Click the arrow on the right ( > ) to go forward and see the next image(s) in the progression. Click the arrow on the...

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A Quick Take On Two Oaks

A Quick Take On Two Oaks

a quick take on two oaksSneak PeakOne of these trees you've seen before, the other you haven't.  The Water oak was featured in a previous blog, the Live oak is just now getting strong enough to begin its bonsai journey.  Here's where they are as of now.A Quick Take on...

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Bonsai Odds & Ends – Oak, Privet, Crape Myrtle

Bonsai Odds & Ends – Oak, Privet, Crape Myrtle

bonsai odds & ends - oak, privet, crape myrtleSneak PeakThis is the time of year to be doing rapid development of many of our trees, due to their robust growth.  Here are a Water oak, a Chinese privet and a Crape myrtle that moved closer to "bonsai-ness" with a...

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Rulebreaking 101 – Red Mulberry

Rulebreaking 101 – Red Mulberry

rulebreaking 101 - red mulberrySneak PeakRules are made to be broken, right?  Yes and no.  When you break a rule of art, what you end up with had better be a lot better than if you'd stuck with the rule.  In bonsai it's not any different ....Rulebreaking 101 - Red...

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