Collected Lodgepole Styling – More Content on YouTube

Posted by on Feb 17, 2021 | 2 Comments
Collected Lodgepole Styling – More Content on YouTube

Sometimes it’s fun to try new things. While I made some videos a few years ago, I’m currently exploring creating content in video format that is a bit more straightforward. For me that means that I can share tips, tricks and thoughts more rapidly than sitting down to write a blog post. For you it […]

Too Straight for a Juniper

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 | 4 Comments
Too Straight for a Juniper

In bonsai, Junipers are supposed to be all twisty and contorted. That’s the rule. So, I guess we should all just ignore the tree that I’ve been working on for the last few years – it’s too straight for a juniper. Check back next time I post something. But seriously, where do the rules come […]

Deadwood Details

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 | No Comments
Deadwood Details

In the mountains, the details in juniper and other deadwood that you find on trees can be really incredible. It’s a good place to take some inspiration for how to treat the deadwood on a bonsai. These examples were all taken near Sonora pass in the Sierra Nevada mountains north of Yosemite National Park. Perhaps […]