Keying off last week’s theme, I wanted to share tips for workshop leaders. How does one host a successful workshop? Daisaku Nomoto working on a shimpaku juniper There are lots of ways in which workshop leaders can instruct and inspire their students to do great work – share your tips in the comments below!
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In short, yes! This is an old question that comes up from time to time. Eric Schrader mentioned that he’s fielded the question more than once in recent weeks, and the idea has got me thinking. If it feels to you like bonsai is getting harder, here’s what might be going on. More experts = […]
This turned out to be a big year in the garden for repots. Together with Adam, Steve, Christian, and JC, we repotted around 195 bonsai and pre-bonsai plus 14 flats of young trees – far more than the normal routine. In hindsight, this wouldn’t have been possible without an efficient workstation. I’ve taken different approaches […]
When you finish the last of the repotting – and breath a sigh of relief – it’s time to sit back and let the trees grow into their new homes. While the trees are busy sending out new roots, our main job is protecting them from the elements. The number one enemy is cold temperatures. […]
Several years ago I wrote about bonsai soil in a post titled “All about akadama.” (If you haven’t read it, you can check it out here.) I continue to get questions on the topic so I thought I’d provide a few updates. Q. What is baked akadama and is it useful for bonsai? Baked akadama […]