Buy a Level for Your Bonsai Bench – Even Better, Use It!

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Source: Bonsaibark. This Red maple (Acer rubrum) is from Michael Hagedorn's Crataegus Bonsai Portfolio. To my mind it represents something basic about the best bonsai. The ones you might pass by while searching for something showy. I was lucky when I was there, Michael pointed this one out and told me a story about it. Now Read More

Tiger Bark Bonsai

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Source: Bonsaibark. We've shown this magnificent Tiger bark ficus (Ficus retusa) before, but not this cropped front shot. The photo of the entire tree is below along with several other shots that focus on sections. The photos and the tree belong to Nacho Marin. Bonsai Aesthetics Wire SPECIAL 100 gram rolls Only 2.95 500 gram (1.1 lb) Read More

More Magnificent Mugo Pines

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Source: Bonsaibark. This superb Mugo pine has a distinctly natural feel. Almost as if someone found it just as is, growing somewhere high in the European Alps. Still, whenever you see a bonsai, a human hand is intimately involved. Even when the tree appears perfectly natural (in some cases, especially when the tree appears perfectly natural). Read More

A Rugged Old Mugo Pine and a Lovely Japanese Garden

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Source: Bonsaibark. Close up of an old yamadori Mugo pine's trunk. It belongs to Mariusz Folda. Here's his caption... "Pinus mugo in training at IBUKI for 16 years." IBUKI is Mariusz's Bonsai and Ceramics studio in Bielsko-Biala, Poland There’s a lot to like about this old Mugo pine. Aged bark is always a plus as is deeply fissured, Read More

It’s Easy to Enjoy Bonsai when You Work on Your Green T

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Source: Bonsaibark. A brilliant Trident maple bonsai resting regally on its Green T Hydraulic Lift Turntable this photo is cropped to fit on social media the original showing the full Green T is just below Order your Green T by Thanksgiving and receive a FREE 2018 Bonsai Calendar and by the way, we’ve got two models now the Green T Read More

Bonsai Wizardry – Before & After

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Source: Bonsaibark. Hinoki cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa) before and after. The artist is Suthin Sukosolvisit, who wrote that it took only one year from before to after, which might lead you to believe that the before tree is bigger than it looks. Here's your link to the original Suthin, day three… Part of this post is from one we did Read More

Just for Fun!!! – Shohin Mugo Pine Before & After

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. After. Mugo pine by Suthin Sukosolvisit. We know you like to see the before and after photos side by side, but in this case it doesn't fit the format on social media, so we put it just below Continuing with Suthin. Today it’s a Before and After. As you can see just below, Read More

It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere

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Source: Bonsaibark. This perfect little pine belongs to Suthin. His caption reads... "Shohin Japanese black pine 'sunsho'" We can’t stay away from our old friend Suthin for long… I wonder if I’m the only one who can’t quite grasp how Suthin creates (for lack of a better word) so many great bonsai. A seemingly endless stream of Read More

Japanese Maple Bonsai with a Natural Look

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Source: Bonsaibark. This rugged, natural looking Japanese maple belongs to Walter Pall, an artist with a longstanding commitment to natural looking bonsai If there’s one thing you could say about Walter Pall (aside from his prodigious skill) it’s that his bonsai never look over styled. They tend toward the natural untouched-by-human-hands look, though in fact, Walter’s hands are Read More

A Masterful Example of how Energy Can Be Redirected

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Source: Bonsaibark. This powerful old cascading Japanese Black Pine (Pinus thunbergii) is a masterful example of how energy can be directed downward in a tree that naturally wants to grow upward. The photo is from Bonsai Today Master Series; Pines. A late start today, so it’s time for a journey into our past. This post Read More