It’s spring – repotting time!

I had to crack to pot in order to free this acer palmatum from the well to small shoes

Italiano For bonsai lovers spring maybe the busiest season of the year, first check if winter caused some damage, then bring the plants „out“ of their winter sleep, well… you know what I mean, the greenhouse. After that you have to make sure that no late frost could damage your trees. And when the first… Continue reading It’s spring – repotting time!

The winner takes it all

wild olive, winner of the Noerlanders Trophy 2014

Italiano This title is one of my favorites by Abba: “The winner take it all…” exactly what is supposed to happen. The lyrics express more a loss than a win and to be honest I always have to hold my tears when listen to it. Ok, I don’t want to be too sentimental here, after… Continue reading The winner takes it all

Learn to do bonsai

When taking your first steps in the bonsai world, most newbies start with bonsai purchased in big department stores like Home Depot or Ikea or the local nursery. We choose a pleasant plant that catches our eye and most probably we are unconsciously buying a “potential failure”. In our eyes this little “bonsai” is the… Continue reading Learn to do bonsai

Winter works on bonsai! And what about the rest?

As a newbie in the bonsai world there are some seasons in which you can’t work on trees, as in full summer when the temperatures are the hottest as well as in winter when is below minus (C° Celsius to be clear). Well that is not quite accurate: conifers can be worked especially juniperus (junipers),… Continue reading Winter works on bonsai! And what about the rest?

Archived goals and new issues

Well well! Another year went by and so much has happened. New families were made, some families fell apart; some new friends have earned the title of “friend”, some not; some bonsai were styled for good and some need time to mature. I did have 4 goasl for 2013 and I achieved at least 3… Continue reading Archived goals and new issues