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Landscape Pruning— Year Five

Landscape Pruning— Year Five

After being asked several years ago by a friend to “make my tree into a bonsai” I decided it was time to take what I have learned from bonsai to styling larger trees in the landscape. A myriad of approaches are possible— from the rather formal and somewhat contrived...

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Online Holiday Sale Continues

Online Holiday Sale Continues

Happiest of holidays! Thank you for checking out my site! I am honoring the 20% off posting of almost all the bonsai in the shop for one more week. The sale price is indicated under the item in the gallery, allowing you to purchase for yourself or for gift giving this...

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Another Old Friend Visits—

Another Old Friend Visits—

A favorite among my bonsai experiments came back into my care this year. This was a Styrax japonica— not often seen as a bonsai specimen. The purchaser allowed me to take it back for repotting, and some adjustment of the structure. We don’t always get to see the long...

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Tree Mover

Tree Mover

Working with trees in containers has given me a knowledge base that allows me to assess trees in the landscape when the desire is to place the tree in a different location. Having moved several Japanese Maples without undue mishap, I am now advising clients on the...

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Bonsai Gardener

Bonsai Gardener

Being a bonsai gardener allows me to create front door displays with more than one plant, with groupings according to the season. How exciting to see a whole “garden” of bonsai and accent plants in bloom, This is a hidden benefit for the bonsai stylist or hobbyist, as...

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Styling Visit

Styling Visit

Sometimes I get to visit a old friend. This time it was to repot a lovely Japanese Maple—“Fireglow.” I feel especially privileged when a customer has enough faith in me to schedule a styling visit in home, for care and upkeep of a fine specimen. The tree in this case...

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Holiday Sale in Progress!

Holiday Sale in Progress!

Hello all! Welcome to my fifth annual holiday sale. We are featuring almost all our items at 20% off regular website pricing to celebrate five years in business! Please note— a few items including aprons, calendars, and one or two trees, are exempt from the sale. Feel...

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Remembering Springtime

Remembering Springtime

Nostalgia reigns in the garden as leaves begin to fall and the crisp scents of autumn begin to fill the air. Our rains have begun here in the Pacific Northwest and the trees are settling into the waiting months of winter and spring. We look back with longing to the...

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Open to Visitors Once More!

Open to Visitors Once More!

Join us for the annual Fall Bonsai Show and Sale— tomorrow! Our fifth anniversary has come and gone while we were in quarantine.. so we’ve decided to welcome visitors one at a time to the bonsai garden. Stroll under the Dawn Redwood, and enjoy a peaceful fall day...

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An American Original– Buckeye Bonsai

An American Original– Buckeye Bonsai

This wonderful tree has taken ten years' development to achieve what I envisioned when I chopped it...! So it is possible to wait for the desired results.... I am not a patient person, but when a vision comes I can find a way to let the tree evolve into its perfect...

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Open Studio Cancelled!

Friends, I am so sorry-- Due to a family member's severe health crisis I am cancelling all visitors to the studio and nursery this weekend. Please check back for the next Open Studio date-- to be posted under the events tab.

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Next Open Studio — and Virtual Sale Going On!

Next Open Studio — and Virtual Sale Going On!

Our next Open Studio is scheduled to take place the weekend after Mother's Day-- May 16th and 17th, 2020.  Also, if you'd like to come before then, appointments are available. We will be observing the health protocols issued by the Oregon Nursery Association, to keep...

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