The 2021 shipping season for the Bare -root catalog items is over. Thank you for your orders.
Please check back in December for the 2022 Bare-Root Catalog.
Each year for the past 35 years I have prepared seedlings for my forest bonsai classes. I carefully evaluate small plants for a wide range of sizes and species for bonsai from growers across the country. This season many new and exciting species as well as pre-bonsai with larger shaped trunks are also available.
Seedlings and small plants are an economical way to obtain plants at a low individual cost for bonsai. Many of these species are difficult to find, especially in small sizes. Beginners are encouraged to develop forest bonsai for quicker development of an established appearance with a fuller silhouette. Forest bonsai can be easily created from small potted seedlings because they have light branching and a small root system which can be placed closer together than potted specimens. Add a large single trunk tree to your forest to add the feeling of maturity for greater satisfaction. The plants are dormant, healthy and suitable for growing to larger sizes. Developing your own bonsai from young plants with pliable trunks is a fun and satisfying method to shape the bonsai to your own design. Please note that all the pre-bonsai are container grown and established, some from field-grown plants for quick, thick trunk development. Other established potted imported and domestic bonsai specimens are in excellent supply and available for pick up in Rochester, New York or delivery to bonsai conventions I will be attending. Please let me know what you are looking for. Care and training information on each species can be located in the back issues of International BONSAI. Good luck with your bonsai during the new growing season. Please telephone if you have further questions or for workshop orders. Order early to avoid disappointment since all these choice specimens are in limited numbers!
William N. Valavanis © December 2020
William N. Valavanis (585) 334-2595 WNV@internationalbonsai.com