from the blog

(What we don’t like talking about…) TOO MANY BONSAI-

(What we don’t like talking about…) TOO MANY BONSAI-

September 21, 2019

Many of us are natural ‘gatherers’. We collect things, much like bower birds and pack rats. And then we either present them in display cases, tuck them into storage units, or, if they are bonsai, arrange them in our backyards. Gathering is an endearing trait. And we have things to show off when friends visit. […]

The Dark Paths of Apprentices, Pt. II

The Dark Paths of Apprentices, Pt. II

September 7, 2019

Some of you may be following this sub-thread about the apprentices here at Crataegus Bonsai. This past week was a whirlwind as John Eads, the new apprentice, moved into the studio residence with his wife and two kids. The move itself was cacophonous and involved many boxes, several families, and 12 kids. Several things happened […]

~New Book ‘Bonsai Heresy’ Nearing Completion~

~New Book ‘Bonsai Heresy’ Nearing Completion~

August 29, 2019

Bonsai Heresy is my new book about our misperceptions of bonsai technique and aesthetics. The book is wrapping up and things are advancing apace… Bonsai Heresy will shortly be copyedited, giving me a much needed break No fewer than 10 savvy content editors were involved, improving this complex book immeasurably Our production timeline will give us […]