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The darkest winter so far

I have been living in Finland for over 17 years and this winter is to be the darkest one for me so far. Early November the temperature dropped…

Christmas 2016

Because I know the paper version will be lost sooner or later I wanted to record the card I received from ViherBonsai this year. See all the details…

Fixing inverse taper on Carmona, September 2016

Since the beginning this carmona had inverse taper in the middle of its trunk. Now, I thought it is about time to do something about it. I decided…

Tony Tickle in my garden

Last year when i visited Bonsai Europa I met Tony, the organizer of the event. Very open minded, talkative guy, hard to believe I talked that easily with…

Trip to Crete, Greece

So we couldn’t sit on our butts and we had to see the road again. This time we visited Crete in Greece. Nice place, very hot at this…

Walking in Nuuksio

We did a camping trip with kids. It was a success…for kids! Me and my wife hardly managed to sleep in the tends. Seems I am getting old…

Parthenocissus quinquefolia, July 2016

After letting it grow roots in a bigger pot this year I decided in June to cut off the only branch which was growing to try to initiate…

Summer at the balcony

So, finally the summer is here. Most of the trees I moved to the south facing balcony where they can enjoy more sun than being in the front/back…

Populus tremula “Erecta”, May 2016

After surviving the winter in a temporary “pot” it was time to pot the aspen. The pot I used ended up looking like the North American Indian canoe which was not…

Claydite (kevytsora fin.)

When started with bonsai almost 2 years ago I haven’t had a clue about soils except they have to be porous, let the air and water to pass…