Yamadori Shohin English Elm

20 hours ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. A year or two ago I dug a few small English elms that were in a sheep paddock and had been eaten and trampled by the sheep. The activity by the sheep had given these small trees some unique character. This is one of those trees. Once home I developed some Read More

New Roshi Tool Special & New Shohin Bonsai Course

2 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Colorful fall highlights at Morten Albek’s Shohin bonsai garden NEW ONLINE BONSAI COURSE Morten Albek of Shohin Bonsai Europe and Oscar Jonker at Bonsai Empire have teamed up to create a Brand New Online Shohin Bonsai Course. I am familiar with both of these gentlemen (Stone Lantern published and edited Morten’s Shohin Bonsai, Majesty in Miniature Read More

Brilliant Autumn Bonsai At The International Bonsai Arboretum

3 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. The 2018 summer growing season has come to an end with a hard freeze a few days ago. But, before winter arrived, my deciduous bonsai decided to put on a show and I’d like to share thier beauty with you. The spectacle of green foliage turning rich red, yellow and orange Read More

Why do bonsai leaves change colour in fall

3 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. We all know it. Deciduous trees turn from green to shades of yellow/orange/red and eventually brown at the end of the growing season. But why? Do trees make loads of pigments in fall turning the tree into a festival of colour for our enjoyment? Or is something else happening? Trees have Read More

Kimura Playing with Bonsai

3 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. One of Masahiko Kimura’s famous juniper rock plantings at the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum. Here’s their caption… “Autumn Special Exhibition: Contemporary Bonsai Masters: Masahiko Kimura; Playing with Bonsai, the Origin of His Works” Today’s photos are from the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum. I don’t know who the photographer is, but the results Read More

Finding a Way to Improve Any Bonsai

4 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Robert Steven’s simulation of a Pemphis acidula that was submitted by Nurul Fajri (the original photo is below). Traveling today, so it’s archive time. We first featured the critique back in November, 2013. The tree is exceptional and worth another look When I opened my email from Robert Steven and glanced at Read More

A Review: Online Shohin Bonsai Course by Morten Albek

5 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. Morten Albek has a very relaxing voice perfect for introducing you to Shohin Bonsai, that combined with VERY high production values and detailed content make this course a pleasure to watch and understand. The course starts with a 4-minute video overview of the course contents and from this short introduction, Read More

A Bonsai Feast for Tired Eyes

5 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. A feast for tired eyes!* Two day ago we featured a photo of Bill Valavanis’ full moon maple. Yesterday Bill sent us this photo of the same tree. The other one was good, but the detail and over all quality is even better on this one Off to see Hamilton in Boston tonight, so Read More

Trimming and wiring the little ones

6 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. I really enjoy growing bonsai from seed and seedlings. It is of course not the fastest route to growing a bonsai, but I find it really enjoyable. This weekend it was time again to trim and wire these smallest of trees in my garden. Every year I trim these back, and Read More