Old Historical Catlin Elm-

Old Historical Catlin Elm-

This is an antique tree created by one of our great California bonsai masters Mas Ishii. His son Gary Ishii is now proprietor of their family nursery Chikugo-en in Los Angeles. A client of mine found this unusual Catlin elm, which had been grown from a cutting by Mas about 50 years ago. It’s a modest […]

When to Take Off Japanese Maple Leaves in the Fall?

When to Take Off Japanese Maple Leaves in the Fall?

This is a tangly question…there’s what’s best for the tree, and there’s what we might want to do because fall leaves are rather nice looking. For Japanese Maple, the fall color is often the most eye-catching thing in the yard. We want to see it for a while. But, if we wait until the leaves […]

How to Avoid Burned Leaves on Deciduous Bonsai

Preventing burned leaves on deciduous trees in the summer involves two things: 1. We need a lot of fine roots. 2. We need to water frequently. Let’s break that down a bit. If we don’t have a lot of fine roots, it won’t matter how much we water because few roots won’t be able to support the water […]