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Kusamono and Shitakusa

Horsetail Kusamono

The Kusamono Dwarf Horsetail, Equisetum scirpoides, is a gift from a good bonsai friend. He didn’t remember the name, so I had to research a bit to find the correct name of it. I like the elegant structure with the tiny dark knees dividing each of the stems. Also it`s black, pointy cone is distinctive. Growing together …

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Tokonoma display and workshop

At my studio we had a nice little workshop before the holiday starts. Ulf and Michael brought along some material to work at, and we had a very good concentrated workshop, almost forgetting talking in long periods. That´s how you recognise concentrated dedicated people, just working quiet. At today’s Tokonoma display I set up a …

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Humidity and heat

Shohin bonsai may dry out faster than other bonsai because they simply have a very limited amount of soil. This small amount of soil will dry out because the tree uses water to cool down by leaf transpiration at hot days, and it will dry out because the surface may be large compared to pot …

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Shitakusa or bonsai accents magic

Accent plants for bonsai, or standing alone? One way or the other, the beauty of Shitakusa is not arguable. In a short time the Magical Bonsai Accents show is held in the UK, and I am pretty sure it will be amazing. Read more at http://magicalbonsaiaccents.wordpress.com/about/ Here one of my own to enjoy. Planted on a …

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Kusamono / accents in early autumn

The accents starts to show the first colours of autumn. Especially the Sedum and Saxifraga species have their highlight of the season in autumn I find. Sedum floriferum ´Weihenstefaner Gold´ Sedum

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