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In the winter of 2016 a trader wanted to get rid of some sickly looking stock. I went over there and picked up some trees, amongst which this Olive. This oliveis now on track to becoming a bonsai olive.

When you are growing bonsai from seed, it is possible to create a great Nebari. To do this, you need to repot & work on the roots in the early years after propagation.

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Bonsai development is a slow process. Slowly this stick from the forest is taking shape. It will however be several years before this tree is ready for a nice pot.

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Getting an olive shrub from a garden centre and training it for bonsai requires putting it in a different substrate and reducing the plant. Here an explanation of the first steps towards training as bonsai for olive trees.

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During a recent visit to Japan for the World Bonsai Convention, I had the opportunity to visit Mr. Kimura’s bonsai garden. This of course, was a chance I did not pass up on. Here a few shots from his garden.

What I found most impressing was the overall maturity of all the work. Even ...

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With spring in full swing in Texas, USA, Scott Barboza has worked on one of his maple bonsai in development again. On one of the well known bonsai forums (bonsainut) he showed how he works maples in earlier stages of development, in order to develop the branch structure of maple bonsai as much in ...

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With loud drum the 8th edition of the world bonsai convention in Omiya Saitama was opened last night. Many honorary guests were allowed to speech, each and everyone more pleased with our presence. Even the royal family had sent a representative to indicate the importance of this event to Japan and the Japanese culture.

The highlight ...

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21 Artists. 3 days. 300 trees. Saitama will host the biggest bonsai event of the year. The world bonsai convention.

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What is a bonsai growbox?

It I actually exactly what the name makes you think it is. A box to grow bonsai and/or pre-bonsai in. Normally these are constructed with a very well-draining bottom, and made to size for the tree that you are going to put ...

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A basic instruction to create a wooden growbox for bonsai

It really is very easy to build a basic growbox for your trees. Besides some bits of wood, all you need is a few screws, and tools. With this you can build a basic growbox for bonsai ...

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After having been allowed to root and recover, in the winter of 2015/2016 this tree was trimmed, and fully wired for the first time. I aimed at making this in a very feminine tree. So long lines, slender trunks and branches. Lots of curves. I think this was succesfull. For the next years the focus ...

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