July 2020 – IBA Newsletter

July 2020 - IBA Newsletter

It has been a tough and strange year in our lives. Work changes. Family changes. Shopping changes. Travel changes. But, our trees don’t know about all of these changes. They just grow. And we care for them and enjoy them…2020-07-IBA-Newsletter DOWNLOAD


June 2020 – IBA Newsletter

June 2020 - IBA Newsletter

Bjorn Bjorholm is a well-known top bonsai teacher and personality. He has spent many years in Japan, first as a bonsai apprentice, then as a certified bonsai professional. Bjorn returned to the US… 2020-06-IBA-Newsletter DOWNLOAD


May 2020 – IBA Newsletter

May 2020 - IBA Newsletter

Several years ago I came across this older trident forest being sold at a bonsai nursery, and was interested in its relaxed, natural-looking lines. The trunks all looked about the same size… 2020-05-IBA-Newsletter DOWNLOAD


April 2020 – IBA Newsletter

April 2020 - IBA Newsletter

Many trees like their roots far away from anything saturated, which is the bottom of the pot. Two in particular, pines and azaleas. And in muddling about the Western bonsai world I’ve been haunted… 2020-04-IBA-Newsletter DOWNLOAD


March 2020 – IBA Newsletter

March 2020 - IBA Newsletter

On June 25-28, 2020, Bonsai artists and MABA members are heading to Milwaukee, WI for the MABA/Milwaukee Convention! In part to see headlining artist François Jeker from France… 2020-03-IBA-Newsletter DOWNLOAD


February 2020 – IBA Newsletter

February 2020 - IBA Newsletter

This is a question we ask ourselves annually every spring and we ask it regarding about half of our bonsai tree collection. It is a simple question, is it not? But the answer can be very complex… 2020-02-IBA-Newsletter DOWNLOAD