Bonsai Stempede & You Don’t Need to Remove ALL the Wire

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Stampede. This photo is from Michael Hagedorn’s Crataegus Bonsai blog. It was taken just after restyling by Micheal and friends. The tree is a Ponderosa pine. The story of its name ‘Stampede’ is in a caption below (second photo down) Two for one. I wanted to show you a post about removing wire that Michael Hagedorn put Read More

A Few Takeaways from the Joe Harris III Seminar on Satsuki Azaleas-

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Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Every year we invite a talented bonsai artist to talk in the studio here for our summer Crataegus Bonsai Seminar, and this year it was filled to overflowing with more than 30 people in a space that was built to teach 6. We were well rewarded for the sardining, however, as Read More

A Dangerously Beautiful Tree that Grows Against all the Rules of Bonsai

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. I borrowed this luminous Amur maple (Acer ginalla) from Mariusz Folda’s Ibuki Studio Bonsai & Ceramics. Here’s Mariusz’ caption… “Everybody who knows the growth characteristics of the variety knows how ginalla is unique with their branch structure. It happens that It just grows against all ‘the rules of bonsai’ ?  Still I wanted Read More

NRW bonsai Days

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Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. At the end of September the exhibition of the state of northrein westfalia had their annual exhibition. Being a member of a bonsai group in NRW, I was there to in general help out. Also, it was the first show with a tree of mine on display (jay!). A short impression.. Read More

Brilliant Bonsai in Full Fall Colors & Other Famous Trees

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Always nice to lead with a little color. This cheerful full fall color Trident maple belonged to Suthin Sukosolvisit when we first showed it way back in 2009. I don’t know who the lucky owner is now Still trying to catch up from vacation so it’s archive time again. I used to Read More

Goulburn Bonsai Society Exhibition 2018 Part 2

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Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. There were a couple of “winners” from the exhibition, plus there was also some goodies to purchase. Chinese Elm Another Chinese Elm It appears that the corky bark Chinese elms were a hit with the public as well as with the judge. If you had a few dollars to spare there Read More

One Sweet Little Tree While Waiting for More

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Our first photo from the just completed 2018 European Bonsai Sans Show. The tree belongs to Carlos Beto. I couldn’t find the species or size, but it looks like a Sohin (small) Cotoneaster. In any case, it’s got all the right stuff; heavy trunk with good movement, a strong nebari, and attractive little Read More

Goulburn Bonsai Society Exhibition 2018

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Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. Last weekend the local bonsai society held its annual exhibition. This year we had a new location again and the space available was terrific. There was plenty of room for the exhibition itself, for a sales area (very important) and also an area for demonstrations which were appreciated by the public. Read More

English Elm

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Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This small yamadori English elm was dug in about 2005 or so and has been under various bonsai cultivation techniques over the years. It has also been here a couple of times and I personally think it looks best when it is in the winter state (no leaves) so you can Read More

A raintree in the Rain

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Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. A few weeks ago I had the chance to join a friend of mine to a bonsai show in Sao Paulo. On a cool spring day, we went to the botanical garden of Sao Paulo, and strolled through the show. My shirt was quickly soaked, because spring weather is 32c, no Read More