Watto’s Bonsai Pots

5 hours ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This year I started taking lessons in “pottery” however my teacher thinks of it as ceramic art I still manage to turn each project into a bonsai pot. I have had a great time and passed my first year as well as managing a few pots along the way. This is Read More

New Design for an Awarded Ponderosa Pine-

16 hours ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. This bunjin pine won the Ben Oki award years ago, and then showed up on the cover of Bonsai Clubs International in 1992. The two and a half decades since have proven that Ponderosa does eventually ramify. In the last few years, however, the lower branch has weakened—made worse by an Read More

Eucalyptus as Bonsai

1 day ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This is a Eucalyptus cinerea which is the local gum tree in this area so it seemed appropriate that I should have one in my collection. I bought this tree from a nursery at Yass and that was quite a few years ago. Unfortunately I don’t have any photos from “the Read More

Would You Like to See the Best Bonsai in Japan Up Close & Personal?

1 day ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This powerful pine resides at the Shunka-em Bonsai Museum in Tokyo. Photo By Bill Valavanis (on his cell phone!) from his recent trip to Japan As long as we’ve got this shot (above) by Bill Valavanis from his latest Japanese bonsai expedition (stay posted for more tomorrow), here’s an expedition with an invitation just for Read More

2018 6thWinter Silhouette Bonsai Expo

2 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. The 6th Winter Silhouette Bonsai Expo was held on December 1-2, 2018 at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, North Carolina. This unique venue is an elegant building, marble lined with a four story atrium, the tallest south of Washington, DC, even taller than the state capital of Georgia. All Read More

Japanese White Pines at Kokufu

2 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Close up of multiple trunk Japanese white pine. It looks a lot like a raft style* planting. This and the other photos shown here were taken at the Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition. I cropped the original shot (just below) for a closer look We’ve got some Japanese white pines (Pinus parviflora) from Read More


3 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. I think this is Callistemon subulatus however I can’t be 100% sure because it was dug from a garden and the owners had no idea what species it was. It was dug in 2012 so I have now been the proud owner for six years. It has a great feature for Read More

Our National Bonsai Treasure

3 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This Sargent juniper (Aka Shimpaku) resides at the U.S. National Bonsai and Penjing Museum. It was donated by Doug Paul, owner of the Kennett Collection. This photo and the others shown here, were taken and generously offered by Robert Vitale. The plant varieties and names of the donors are courtesy of Janice Vitale Read More

One Year of Some Serious Bonsai Training

4 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Here’s a once in a lifetime job opportunity if you’re looking for serious bonsai training while working with some of the best bonsai in the world and a crew of dedicated people. Sounds like a great way to spend a year… To apply: Please send a cover letter indicating availability, resume, references, Read More