The results of completed defoliation combined with a solid feeding program have been very impressive to say the least. My … Continue Reading Ficus – completed defoliation combined with a solid feeding program really works!
So after only a few weeks the fig buds have started to emerge. These figs got a complete defoliation and … Continue Reading Ficus Buds Emerge
This is my favourite ficus bonsai. I bought it in 2005 as a small under developed and somewhat underwhelming stock … Continue Reading Ficus defoliation
One of the joys of bonsai is attention to detail. Every tiny area of the tree is important. The impact … Continue Reading Bonsai Tools by American Bonsai Tool & Supply co.
Bonsai, Its Art, Science, History, and Philosophy By Deborah R. Koreshoff One of many excellent books in my collection is … Continue Reading Book review: Bonsai, Its Art, Science, History, and Philosophy By Deborah R. Koreshoff
“form is nothing but emptiness and emptiness is nothing but form” In 2007 I had the pleasure of assisting … Continue Reading Lessons learnt from Mick Balzary
I really wasn’t happy with the progress of these bonsai. The figs had only a few branches that were leggy … Continue Reading I gave these bonsai something to think about
From my experiments with feeding I believe that frequent weak strength fertilising is much better for bonsai than stronger infrequent fertilising. I had been taught by Megumi Bennett and read in several places about fertiliser cakes and thought that these would … Continue Reading Fertilising bonsai with feed cakes
Welcome to Matt’s bonsai blog. In short this is a fun place where I share my passion for bonsai. Please don’t take this site as anything too serious. I’m not a professional bonsai artist or nurseryman, I just love bonsai and everything … Continue Reading Welcome to Matt’s Bonsai Blog