Over the years I’ve written about various causes of yellow foliage on black pines. In an effort to record all of this information in one place, I’ve created a new guide that provides info on the following categories of yellow foliage: Old needles are turning yellow New needles are yellow near the base but green […]
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One of the highlights of attending the U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition, held every other year in Rochester, New York, is meeting and catching up with people from across the bonsai community. As luck would have it, Andrew Robson introduced me to Portland ceramicist Nao Tokutake at this year’s event. Nao toured the exhibition with Andrew […]
During a stroll through the 7th National Bonsai Exhibition last month in Rochester, New York, Andrew Robson and I took the opportunity to talk record conversations with a number of friends for a new episode of the Bonsai Wire Podcast. Some interviewees provided updates about their experiences at the exhibit, while others provided a framework […]
Earlier this month, Andrew Robson and I got a chance to walk through the 7th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition, held on September 11th and 12th in Rochester, New York, and record a critique of ten trees that caught our attention. You can listen to the conversation, which includes commentary from special guest Nao Tokutake, at […]
Before heading east to the U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition, I put together a display for a Yaupon holly. I didn’t have a good second tree for the display so I borrowed a small shimpaku from Eric Schrader. Eric and I then tried dozens of combinations of stands and accents to see which we liked best. […]