Blissful Birthday to Peace Love Bonsai!


If it is Thursday, then it is time for an additional bonsai tree development. Earlier than I replace you on the black pine that occupied my homepage for nearly a yr, it’s time to say Blissful Birthday to the PeaceLoveBonsai weblog!

I launched this web site on September sixteenth, 2020, with little or no thought or understanding about how all this could work. It’s been an superior yr!

I’ve totally loved interviewing potters and sharing the progress of my timber. I’ve met nice individuals and have been in a position to share tales and my ardour of bonsai with the world. It’s been wonderful and I’m tremendous excited for what lies forward.

Talking of what lies forward, be in search of extra content material from me over the following few weeks and months. I’ve made a dedication to myself to write down for this web site regularly. My aim is to develop into a greater author and produce useful content material for all of the PLB readers. In case you haven’t already, remember to subscribe to my e-newsletter, as I’ve many concepts I wish to share with my most vital group, the constant PeaceLoveBonsai readers and that’s you!

In conclusion, I need thank every and everybody of you for studying and sharing and liking the stuff I’ve put on the market during the last yr. It’s been a blast and I can’t wait to see what yr 2 brings! Now, onto the bonsai development of the week, my Japanese Black Pine!

If you wish to see the primary installment of this development, click on right here. It’s cool to see this one get an increasing number of refined because the years go by.

Summer time 2021 – Earlier than Decandle

I observe the identical course of with all my Japanese Black Pines.

  • Spring – Fertilize

  • Summer time – Candle Lower – Cease Fertilization

  • Fall – Pull wire, pull previous needles, scale back buds to 2 & rewire as wanted

In order for you extra instruction about dealing with JBPs, I’d you counsel take a look at my “Greatest On-line Sources for Creating Black Pine”.

Summer time 2021 – After Decandle


As you may see, I’ve lower the candles. This was accomplished proper round July 4th of this yr.

Fall 2021 – Earlier than Pulling Needles


Just lately, I introduced the tree into the workshop for fall work. Right here is the tree earlier than I began pulling needles. Along with pulling previous needles, I’ll reduce to 2 candles of equal power.

This can be a nice time to take off previous wire and rewire as wanted. As you may see, I’ve added new wire (copper colour) subsequent to the aged wire (chocolate brown colour).

Fall 2021 – After Pulling Needles

Right here is the tree after fall work and a few new wire. I added some moss, it’s in spite of everything, our birthday! I like how this tree is gaining ramification and element slowly annually. I’d give this a tree a yr of relaxation from candle slicing. I do not wish to put an excessive amount of stress on the tree. A yr of leisure would possibly do it effectively.


Remaining Earlier than & After


As I conclude this publish, I need say thanks another time to all of the readers of the PeaceLoveBonsai weblog. This is to a different nice yr! And as at all times, do not forget to subscribe to my month-to-month e-newsletter to obtain all my bonsai associated posts. Till subsequent time, Peace Love Bonsai!

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