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Olea europea 3

Olea Europea

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.

Winter in the bonsaigarden

Everybody who has bonsai knows the worry at the end of winter. A tree is a little slow in responding to warmer weather. No bud is swelling. No green line is showing. Has the bonsai died over winter? This post is part of a series of posts exploring why bonsai die in winter. In ...

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Winter kills bonsai. The drops in temperatures can cause a lot of damage to our bonsai and the roots. How do you stop winter from killing your bonsai?

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Winter is a cause of a lot of damage to bour bonsai. One of the causes: Rain. Now what causes the damage, and how to avoid this? In other wordt, how do you reduce damage to bonsai in winter due to rain?

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Scale infection

Bonsai run the risk oof dying over winter. N an attempt to best prepare for winter, this article deals with the risk of insect damage to bonsai over winter.

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It is springtime. Slowly the buds of our bonsai start to swell. But some of them don't? Did something kill it over winter? The most common causes of bonsai mortality over winter explained!

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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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