Technique: Weeping Willow wire bite and weights

Willow is a super fun species. Originating from China, not the Middle East as the Latin name implies, Salix babylonica aka Weeping willow is a common sight in our North American landscape. There are several humongous old willow reaching out over the river side next to my home. It’s a nostalgic tree with a definitive […]

Weeds weeds weeds! Some are good, some are bad!

Like insects, grasses, sprouted tree seeds, wildflowers, moss, lichens and other intruders will grow in our pots. It’s inevitable. Weeds are something we don’t talk about enough and totally wish I knew more about all the scandalous weeds to avoid! I will try to hash out some thoughts and guidelines as well as point out […]

My bonsai journey…

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. Well, here we go! This first post is a significant step in documenting my experiences practicing bonsai.. and of course a place to track progress and showcase my trees. When I first considered blogging about my bonsai journey, I was hesitant. With so much incredible […]