As Christmas approaches, the rains have come to California in force. It has not rained so much in years here and we are starting to make up ground in the drought. The bonsai love it. I see buds setting on so many different species; that is a little disconcerting, as the coldest time of year
August is always a weird month for bonsai. Trees are tired, Most have completed their growth process and just sit there. Well, not quiet but you know what I mean. Too late for some actions and too early for others. So I sit back and watch, refine tropical trees, build the last of the cuttings
I have been a bit quiet this season. That doesn’t mean I am not working on trees or other projects. California weather was very odd in early Fall and it delayed some work. I have been enjoying my trees, taking lots of photos around the Bay Area and working on paintings. I have penned my
Temperatures are dropping below 50 and all the tropical trees moved inside last night until daytime temps rise. I then will start moving them in and out as the days are fitting. Cleaning up all those other trees and preparing for re-potting. Time flies.
Be sure to check out our trees at the Kusamura Bonsai Show in Palo Alto, California this weekend. I will have several trees on display and one special one featuring the redesigned Diamyo Oak, boxwood in-progress, and my Olive saikei. I will also display a client tree that I have been working for several years
Welcome to my new look. In 2015, join me to follow the development of bonsai, watercolor painting projects and more. Winter is here now and my trees have been all cleaned up. I am moving into repotting season so there will be pictures of trees at various stages of winter prep posted soon. I have
Welcome. Here we will explore the development of Bonsai through the years of styling. We will also see watercolor paintings develop and view some creative photography from my many travels.