I’m knee-deep in repotting projects these days but have a few items to share so I’ve made this week’s post more of an update.
(And for those looking for repotting tips, see a basic repotting overview or info about selecting containers or soils for your repotting projects.)
Repotting a sekka hinoki
Bonsai as Fine Art
The Blue Ridge Bonsai Society is pleased to announce a celebration of “Bonsai as Fine Art” in Asheville, North Carolina, June 2 through June 11, 2023.
The keystone event will be an exhibition entitled “Bonsai as Fine Art” featuring trees from professional bonsai artists Bjorn Bornholm, Daniel Coffey, John Geanangel, Arthur Joura, and Brad Russell, plus displays from members of the Blue Ridge Bonsai Society.
The bonsai will be displayed in a fine art setting at the Blue Spiral 1 art gallery, amidst artwork chosen by the gallery to complement the aesthetics of the trees.
Concurrent events at the nearby North Carolina Arboretum include an invitational exhibition of bonsai pottery, demonstrations, a vendor garden, and live and silent auctions.
For a full list of events and information about how to attend, visit the Blue Ridge Bonsai Society website.
New Online Course from Bonsai Empire
The creative minds at Bonsai Empire have released a new course today: Developing Bonsai from Seed.
The course features five and a half hours of video from instructors Bjorn Bjorholm and Michael Hagedorn. Topics covered include propagation, root development, trunk development, and branch development.
From what I’ve seen, the course looks to be a great introduction to the topic. You can learn more and preview selected sections at the Bonsai Empire website.
Bjorn explains branch development
Biogold and Aoki Blend Now Available
A number of products are back in stock on the Bonsai Tonight Online Store including Biogold fertilizer (900g, 2.4kg, and 5kg sizes) and Aoki Blend premix. We’ve also replenished our stock of aluminum wire, cut paste, and turntables. Learn more at the Bonsai Tonight Online Store.
Bonsai Nursery for Sale
I don’t get to say this much, but there is a beautiful bonsai nursery for sale in the California foothills.
Don’t take my word for it – see the video below featuring Lotus Bonsai Nursery and Gardens in Placerville, California.
Lotus Bonsai Nursery and Gardens
Questions or inquiries about the nursery can go to lotusbonsai.com.
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