News & Misc

March 2021 - IBA Newsletter

March 2021 – IBA Newsletter

A new year of bonsai has begun! If you have cherries in winter storage, you may have started repotting in February. See Timely Tips for information on knowing when to repot and what to keep in mind this month and John Denny’s informative article on Root Hairs, a great re-run from a past issue. We […]

February 2021 - IBA Newsletter

February 2021 – IBA Newsletter

Gear up for Spring and a whole new year of bonsai! Your trees know nothing about COVID-19 – they are going forward with their lives. May you be carried along in the excitement of that! As you know, we have some changes on the Newsletter staff. I have the privilege of serving as your Editor […]

November 2020 - IBA Newsletter

November 2020 – IBA Newsletter

This time of year can be a bit on dreary side. We could use a few blooms to improve our attitudes. I have taken some photos of several species of blooming bonsai from Bonsai Empire… 2020-11-IBA-Newsletter DOWNLOAD

October 2020 - IBA Newsletter

October 2020 – IBA Newsletter

Bonsai Fall Color Photos From Bonsai Empire website ~ Acer Palmatum “deshojo” Japanese maple Country of origin: Japan. Hiroshi Takeyama. It belongs to Luis Vallejo Bonsai Collection since 1991… 2020-10-IBA-Newsletter DOWNLOAD

September 2020 - IBA Newsletter

September 2020 – IBA Newsletter

Clump style is one of my favorite styles. It can look so different depending on all of the varying tree species you can use. A clump of conifers gives a completely different look than a small grouping of tall elegant Japanese maples or a grouping of five twisting contorted K hornbeams… 2020-09-IBA-Newsletter DOWNLOAD

August 2020 - IBA Newsletter

August 2020 – IBA Newsletter

I have kept bonsai trees for roughly 18 years. Like other bonsai hobbyists, I have experienced both the beauty and other rewards that go along with bonsai and I have experienced the disappointments that go hand in hand with those joys…2020-08-IBA-Newsletter DOWNLOAD