PENJING
My interest in the art of plants in a container was reborn in 2006 when I joined the Minnesota Bonsai Society.  There I acquired my first
bonsai, a golden gate ficus which I won for one dollar in a raffle.  This bonsai evolved into my first 'Tree and Land' penjing.  Through
activities within MBS my knowledge and skill of the art has steadily improved so that I'm now eager to show my work.  Just click on a name
or button to go there.  And enjoy!
SAIKEI
BONSAI
of kdgoebel
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BTOL by kdgoebel
Often I'm asked how long I've been active in
bonsai, and in a lot of words my answer always
describes a 'bonsai tree of learning' and where
I am on that tree.  So I hand-sketched this
imagined tree.
Where am I on the tree?  Answer at bottom of picture frame.
knowledge
Recent Updates
Basic Care of Texas Ebony  Bonsai Guides/Bonsai Species
This chuhin shefflera arboricola forest started as a FL
nursery shrub 3 feet high and 2 feet wide.  It was
transplanted in June 2013 after top pruning and
rootball reduction to fit into a Sara Rayner pot.  

The photo was taken in June 2014.  The forest is
now 1.5 feet tall and 2 feet wide.  Potted in
contemporary tropical soil.
Shohin willow leaf ficus rooted from a trunk cutting.  
Repotted June 2014 into this Charles Iker cresent
pot using my contemporary tropical soil.

Tree height 14 cm. (5.5 in.)  Trunk diameter at base
2.5 cm. (1 in.)
Basic Care of Dwarf Schefflera Bonsai Guides/Bonsai Species
Basic Care of Eastern White-Cedar Bonsai Guides/Bonsai Species
Shohin green island ficus obtained from a FL
nursery as bonsai stock in May 2013.  Trained and
styled in 2014 and repotted into this antique pot by
John Pitt of England, using my contemporary
tropical soil.

Tree height 19 cm. (7.5 in.).
Foliage spread 35 cm. (13.5 in.).
Dwarf Schefflera Forest Progression  Projects/Schefflera Bonsai
Basic Care of Amur Maple  Bonsai Guides/Bonsai Species
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Basic Care of Bottlebrush  Bonsai Guides/Bonsai Species
Basic Care of Dwarf Pomegranate  Bonsai Guides/Bonsai Species
Basic Care of Mugo Pine  Bonsai Guides/Bonsai Species
Basic Care of Barberry  Bonsai Guides/Bonsai Species
Basic Care of Dawn Redwood  Bonsai Guides/Bonsai Species
Basic Care of Sweet Plum  Bonsai Guides/Bonsai Species
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