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Design Tweak For A Bunjin-

Design Tweak For A Bunjin-

January 22, 2021

When our trees get out of shape and gangly they give us the opportunity to see them again. When a client brought in this Lodgepole Pine that he’d collected, it looked ripe for a tweak. ‘Integration’ is a word we throw around a lot in bonsai. And it’s an important design word. Generally what we […]

Shore Pine From Telperion Farms Styled-

Shore Pine From Telperion Farms Styled-

January 15, 2021

Many of you know that the pre-bonsai business Telperion Farms was lost to the western fires this summer. They leave a hole in our community that still brings us sorrow. The trees they shipped went everywhere over the years, a friend said he’d received some in Puerto Rico. Many were brought to my backyard by […]

Calling Jim Gremel—Your Cedar is Ready

Calling Jim Gremel—Your Cedar is Ready

January 8, 2021

For many, the name Jim Gremel is synonymous with supremely well-annealed copper wire. He’s also quite talkative, and has a way of pinioning you to a sales table with stories surpassed only by the Ancient Mariner. Evidently he’s so popular, with so many clients, that he doesn’t need any more and is highly elusive to […]