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Juniper Jin and Pine Jin-

Juniper Jin and Pine Jin-

February 16, 2018

A month ago we started talking about pine jin. Here are some photos and thoughts about pine and juniper jin and how they differ. This is a pine jin. It looks cut off, doesn’t it? But it’s never been touched. This is what a dead pine branch will do if left to its own devices, […]

Colorful Long-Term Bonsai Projects-

Colorful Long-Term Bonsai Projects-

December 26, 2017

A couple weeks back we photographed all the Dwarf Flowering Quince ‘Chojubai’ that were looking fancy, as they all decided to bloom at the same time this year. Which is not textbook Chojubai, but it happened. Happy Holidays everyone, here’s some trees in their fancy clothes starting with three older quince, early development courtesy of […]

How to Live in a Teacup

How to Live in a Teacup

December 20, 2017

First an apology. I promised the next post would be about juniper jin, and as you can tell, this is not that. Since this summer, the construction of a house has been my focus, which is partly why my posts this fall have not had their usual frequency. In lieu of the usual bonsai offerings, I […]


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