Another Mid Winter Tease

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. The new growth on Spruce is often a brilliant yellow. Almost like yellow flowers. In this case the spruce is an Ezo (Picea jezoensis). This one resides at the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum as do the other trees in this post. Continuing with our long trek  home from vacation, I found Read More

A Mid Winter Spring Color Tease

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Today we begin the long two day journey from sea and sun back to waist high snow and sub zero temps. So no time to put together anything new for you, though this one is old enough (June, 2015) where it will be new to most of you anyway. They are all Read More

Ugly vs. Pretty Styling

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Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. For any styling it’s good to ask: Do we leave it rough, or do we polish it off to as crystalized an image as we can? And the answer usually is, as with many things in bonsai, it depends. When is leaving a mess appropriate? With very aggressive work, with large branches Read More

Exceptional Before & After Bonsai

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This has to be one of the most compelling bonsai I’ve seen in a while. It has that wild, not overly refined look and though the deadwood is prominent, it’s not dominated by deadwood like so many trees. But perhaps the best of all are are the brilliant living veins and Read More

Defoliating Grandfather Bonsai

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Here’s Juan Adrade’s English caption for this magnificent old Trident maple. “Partial defolation on one of the grandfather trees. Close to 100 yrs old.” Here’s his Spanish: “Defoliación de las ramas exteriores en uno de los tridentes del abuelo de mi maestro. Este arbol posiblemente se acerca a los 100 años.” Read More

Himalayan Cedar

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Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This plant is sometimes call Deodar Cedar and some time it is called Himalayan Cedar but in any case it is Cedrus Deodara. Used for bonsai sometimes but is less favored than its cousin the Atlantic Cedar because of its longer needles, but none the less it is a good tree Read More

Three Before & After Bonsai – Two Junipers & a Pine

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Before and after bonsai styling by Juan Andrade. The trees are from top to bottom: Shimpaku juniper, Japanese black pine and a Needle juniper trunk with Shimpaku juniper foliage grafted on. Juan Andrade was a long term apprentice at Bonsai Aichien nursery in Japan. We’ve been following Juan’s progress for a Read More

Two Before & After Bonsai – Juniper & Pine

6 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog.   We found these two photos at Bonsai Shikoku. All the text is Japanese and there are no intermediate photos, so what you see is what you get. At a glance you can see that the foliage has been thinned in order to expose most of the trunk and some of Read More

A Steady Stream of High Quality Shohin Bonsai

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. There are few things more delicate than fresh spring Maple leaves (Trident maple in this case). This and the other bonsai in this post are by Haruyosi Still on vacation so we’ll keep borrowing from our past. This time it’s Haruyoshi’s little trees. Haruyosi has been making and photographing a steady stream of high quality shohin Read More

Four Shohin Bonsai & a Strange Translation

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Miyazato Rintaro posted these four small trees last month. Here’s a strange machine translation for you… “For Sale. I’m going to give it to the net in the afternoon. This time, from mini bonsai to small pieces, We have a tree with sights. Please contact us” Shohin means a small thing Read More