Post Index

In order to help navigate you through all the post on this site, I have setup this Index page with links so you can click and go directly to the post you’re looking for.  This way, you’ll get the info you want without the hassle of tediously searching for it.

Apprentice Life:

Aichien Apprenticeship Program:

Bending Techniques:

  • July 12, 2012Pushing The Limit 2 with the Scenic Route – In this post, I update the readers about a Japanese Black Pine that has some severe bends added to the trunk.  Also, some photos highlighting our trip to Mie Prefecture.
  • March 21, 2012Just Plastic Rope – In this post I give the readers some information about what I use instead of raffia.
  • February 12, 2012Pushing the Limit – In this post me and a few visiting apprentices tackle two big bends on a Japanese Black Pine trunk.
  • January 12, 2012 Rebar Basic on Black Pine – In this post I talk about how I use rebar to bend a Black Pine trunk.
  • August 17, 2011 Lets Bend! Part 1 – In this post I talk about how I bent a Black Pine trunk using a Jack. 

Black Pine: 

  • May 5, 2013The Return of The King – In this post, I look work on a famous Japanese Black Pine with roots in Aichien.
  • July 12, 2012 – Pushing The Limit 2 with the Scenic Route – In this post, I update the readers about a Japanese Black Pine that has some severe bends added to the trunk.  Also, some photos highlighting our trip to Mie Prefecture.
  • August 12, 2012 August and Looking Back – In this post I revisit one of the first trees I’ve worked on at Aichien.  There are also some fun edited pictures to look at.
  • June 29, 2012 De-candling and Stuff – In this post I talk about process of de-candling and thinning Japanese Black Pine.
  • May 28, 2012Still Remember Me? – In this post, I wire the defoliated Japanese Black Pine experiment!
  • May 15, 2012 – Repotting a Beast – In this post we repot a huge Black Pine and talk about soil components
  • May 5, 2012Lets Bend! Part 3 – In this post I repot a Japanese Black Pine that had its trunk bent and styled later in the year.  Which of the four pots should I use?
  • March 2, 2012 Formal Black Pine and Kihachikai Show –  In this post I style a large formal upright Japanese Black Pine.  I also feature the Kihachikai Bonsai show of 2012.
  • February 12, 2012Pushing the Limit – In this post me and a few visiting apprentices tackle two big bends on a Japanese Black Pine trunk.
  • January 31, 2012Lets Bend! Part 2 – In this post I styled a Japanese Black Pine that had it’s trunk bent in the previous year.
  • January 25, 2012Rebar Basic on Black Pine – In this post I talk about how I use rebar to bend a Black Pine trunk.
  • January 11, 2012Black Pine Revisited – In this post I cut the top off a Japanese Black pine and wire/style the tree.  I then revisit the tree 7 months later and clean it up.
  • December 12, 2011Fall Colors and a Black Pine – In this post I wire and style a Japanese Black Pine.  I also took some photos of the Fall colors of the yard.
  • October 28, 2011Remember Me? – In this post, I show the results of a Japanese Black Pine that I defoliated earlier in the year.
  • September 24, 2011The Black Pine Duet – In this post I style a root over rock and a informal upright Japanese Black Pine.
  • August 17, 2011Lets Bend! Part 1 – In this post I talk about how I bent a Black Pine trunk using a Jack.
  • August 16, 2011Mikawa Black Pines? – In this post I talk about the different types of Japanese Black Pines.

Bonsai Pots:

Bonsai Shows: 

Bonsai Travels:

  • July 12, 2012 – Pushing The Limit 2 with the Scenic Route – In this post, I update the readers about a Japanese Black Pine that has some severe bends added to the trunk.  Also, some photos highlighting our trip to Mie Prefecture.
  • August 23, 2012Field Trip to Obuse, Part 2 – In this post I share photos of the second nursery we visited that day.
  • August 22, 2012Field Trip to Obuse, Part 1 – In this post I share photos of the first nursery we visited that day.  I also got to get in touch with my good friends Tyler Sherrod and Matt Reel that are bonsai apprentices as well.

Fall Colors: 

  • December 12, 2011 – Fall Colors and a Black Pine – In this post I wire and style a Japanese Black Pine.  I also took some photos of the Fall colors of the yard.

Five Needle Pine (Goyomatsu):

Flowering Plum (Ume):

Japanese Maple (Momiji):

Mr. Tanaka’s Work: 

  • March 16, 2012 Tanaka, Junichiro – In this post, we follow Mr. Tanaka in his steps to styling a old Japanese Black Pine.
  • October 15, 2011JBP in a blink of an eye! – In this post, I show how quickly Mr. Tanaka styles a large Japanese Black Pine into a medium size tree within 4 hours!

Needle Juniper (Tosho):

  • August 8, 2011Tosho part 2 – In this post I talk about how I cut a needle juniper back to maintain shape.
  • August 8, 2011Tosho part 1 – In this post I talk about the different characteritics that Needle Junipers have that make them so appealing.

Pesticides: 

Repotting:

  • January 4, 2013 – Shimpaku, The Unexpected Surprise – In this post I talk about how I prepared a Shimpaku for Kokufu-ten
  • May 15, 2012 Repotting a Beast – In this post we repot a huge Black Pine and talk about soil components
  • November 11, 2011 – Shimpaku Health – In this post I talk about things I needed to do to get a sick Shimpaku back to health.

Shimpaku (Chinese Juniper):

Showing Trees: 

Tree Health:

  • November 11, 2011 – Shimpaku Health – In this post I talk about things I needed to do to get a sick Shimpaku back to health.

Trident Maple (Kaede):

If any of these links are incorrect, please let me know at Peter@PeterTeaBonsai.com

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