Marin Homestead

Homesteading in Marin County, CA (sorta)

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Collected Juniper

I’ve been preparing this Juniper in my backyard ever since we bought the house 5 years ago. I finally collected it yesterday and put it in a box. The collection process went as well as I could have expected, and…

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How to Learn Bonsai Online

Joining your local Bonsai club is absolutely the number one way that anybody should go about learning the art of bonsai. That said, many people find it very difficult to make time in their busy lives to attend regular bonsai…

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Trident Maple Bonsai

I purchased this Acer Buergeranum from Lone Pine Gardens in Sebastapol, CA in December of 2006. It was on consignment from a previous owner who had already done some of the styling. It has a lot of ‘issues’ which have…

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Gravity Watering

I created this gravity based bucket drip system to water my bonsai trees when I didn’t have access to a dedicated water line. The pressure is very low, but I found that as long as the water reservoir is a…

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Chikugo-En Bonsai Nursery

(* note: this is not the official website for Chikugo-En Bonsai Nursery) Bonsai nursery located near Los Angeles, CA. This is from my visit in November of 2007. The owners are very pleasant, friendly and helpful. The tree selection is…

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House of Bonsai Nursery

(* note: this is not the official website for House of Bonsai Nursery) Bonsai nursery located in Los Angeles, CA. This is from my visit in November of 2007. Great selection of deciduous and conifers. Huge place. Highly recommended. 5214…

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Bonsai Art

Welcome to my humble world of bonsai art. This is mostly a place for me to keep photo journals of my bonsai tree projects, but maybe someone else will find the contents useful. Here are a few websites that I…