Developing a trident maple – before and after

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Source: Bonsai Tonight Blog. Emphasis is often placed on how much we can remove from our trees. Today, I’ll flip that around to emphasize the importance of generating new foliage. Here’s a trident maple after reducing the trunk. Trident maple – June 2017 The idea is to encourage new shoots that in time will form Read More

Full Cascade Before & After – Stone Lantern Summer Vacation

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Source: Bonsaibark. Here's another routine maintenance before and after. As you can see, it's a monster cascading Juniper. Just how 'monster' we don't know, as there's no size given. Nor is there a variety (looks a lot like a Shimpaku juniper) or an artist/owner Like yesterday’s post, this one is from BonsaiBaison. It’s part of Read More

Before & After – a Remarkably Unusual & Beautiful Bonsai

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Source: Bonsaibark. After. I'm going to guess that this distinctive tree is a Shimpaku juniper. No variety or artist/owner is mentioned by our source (below). I picked it because it is so remarkably unusual and beautiful. My only question is... is it unbalanced with the mass of the tree floating in space way off to the right? Read More

How To Make Great Designs A Little At A Time

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Source: Bonsai South – Zach Smith Bonsai Blog. I’ve shown you this Bald cypress forest, Taxodium distichum, in previous posts.  It was bequeathed to me by Allen Gautreau, and old bonsai friend I’d known for 25 years.  Allen Continue Reading → Read More

Monster Demo Bonsai on a Monster Hydraulic Turntable

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Source: Bonsaibark Monster Demo Bonsai on a Monster Hydraulic Turntable That's famous bonsai master, Kunio Kobayashi on the right, getting ready to tackle his monster demo tree. And yes, that's a Green T Professional Hydraulic Lift Bonsai Turntable gamely holding the behemoth up. The after shot is below It’s Saturday, a good day to catch up Read More

The Start Of A Superb Crabapple Bonsai-To-Be

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Source: Bonsai South – Zach Smith Bonsai Blog. A bonsai friend in Pennsylvania sent me some Crabapples, Malus species, earlier this year.  I’ve been having a great time with them.  The first round of specimens included this one, Continue Reading → Read More

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Source: Walter Pall Bonsai Blog. Academy language is German. But English speakers can participate. We will communicate, don’t worry.Int. Bonsai Akademie und Sommerfest bei Minoru Bonsai Standort: Minoru Bonsai Alter Bammentaler Weg 10 69151 Neckargemünd http://minorubonsai.de/tel.: 017620778488 Zeitpunkt: 29. -30. Juli 2017,  Samstag 9:00 bis 16:30, Sonntag 10:00 bis 16:30 Kosten: Teilnehmer ein Tag 75 Euro Zuseher 40 Read More

Rising to the Challenge – Another Before & After Bonsai

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Originator: Bonsaibark This radical before and after Sargent's Juniper (Juniperus sargenti, aka Shimpaku) required technical and artistic skills you don't see everyday. The artist is Salatore Liporace Staying with our before & after theme. This one is from our archives (August, 2014).  It was titled Technical Skills, Great Vision & An Unsolved Mystery. The artist is Salvatore Liporace. My Read More