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Twin-Trunk Hemlock on Slab: Rework

Twin-Trunk Hemlock on Slab: Rework

January 27, 2023

This Mountain Hemlock was the first tree I put on a nylon slab, back in 2012. We reworked it this week. Before work, January 2023. This composition was put together 11 years ago. After the initial round of work. The right side of this composition has felt foliage-heavy the last few years. The skinny trunks […]

Interview with Enrique Castano

Interview with Enrique Castano

January 20, 2023

This was a hoot. Enrique and I talk internationality in bonsai, creative directions, and bonsai education in this 40 minute interview.  Please be patient! The first few sentences are in Spanish, the rest is in English. The interview was for the Latin America groups, FELAB 2021, which I repost here with gratitude. If the video doesn’t […]

Windswept Mountain Hemlock: Revisit

Windswept Mountain Hemlock: Revisit

January 13, 2023

A couple years ago we did an initial design of this lovely hemlock collected by Anton Nijhuis. Today we revisit it after a rewiring.  The tree is still in a box, and is high on the list of those in need of fun presentations this spring. We may revisit it—yet again—soon. First, here’s a trip […]