Nebari is a Japanese word which refers to the area where the lower trunk meets the roots of the tree. Species such as maples and pines are noted for strong surface roots so a good bonsai of one of those species should also show great nebari. Here’s a way to create better nebari in your developing bonsai. Continue reading
It is now winter at Shibui bonsai and the trees have finally dropped their leaves so it is time to start digging the grow beds and see what I have produced this year.
Now that the deciduous trees have lost their leaves it is much easier to see the trunk shape and branch structure so I have started my winter pruning. This post shows how I prune younger trees to make a better start to a future bonsai. Continue reading