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The Fantastic History of Jim Gremel’s Big Cedar—

The Fantastic History of Jim Gremel’s Big Cedar—

July 3, 2020

As my client and I had waited two years to get going with this signature tree created by the great Jim Gremel, last week’s work came with with no small amount of anticipation. Many of you may remember this Atlas Cedar from the very first U.S. National Exhibition in Rochester, NY in 2008, where Jim’s […]

Bonsai Heresy’s Chapter 5 and Further Thoughts on Sand

Bonsai Heresy’s Chapter 5 and Further Thoughts on Sand

June 19, 2020

This is the first in a series of blog posts to take a chapter from Bonsai Heresy: 56 Myths Exposed Using Science and Tradition and expand on it to investigate dangling questions. Like all chapters in Bonsai Heresy, Chapter 5 is ironically titled, though this one is the longest title in the book and is nearly […]

Watch Trailer: Wild for Accents

Watch Trailer: Wild for Accents

June 11, 2020

Summer is a great time to create accents. Join us at the end of July for our second Seasonal-lite online course offering of 2020: a full-on accent plant download. Here’s our cheeky trailer… Wild for Accents (Saturday, July 25, 2020)—A mini Seasonal-lite online course—Overview of creating, maintaining, comparison of styles, use of in display. (More details […]