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

Shoshuhei a Kamuikotan-ishi Stone

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Source: Sam and KJ’s Suiseki Blog. We had admired this stone for quite a while it being on Matsuura Arishige’s personal website; he was the past chairman of the Nippon Suiseki Association. An opportunity arose last December and we elected to add it to our collection of small stones. Kamuikotan danseki (9 x 6 x 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

Selecting branches to decandle

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Source: Bonsai Tonight Blog. Two of my young pines are almost – but not quite – ready to be fully decandled. The tree below, for example, looks ready, though you might notice that the upper branches are a bit far away from the relatively small trunk. Japanese black pine – 13 years from seed The Read More

Shohin Hornbeam Airlayer

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Source: Scratch Bonsai Blog. A few shots of this promising bit of material airlayered from a parent tree two years ago.  It’s been recovering from its first rootprune and repot earlier in the year.  No new shoots this year so I’m leaving it to bounce back and next year I’ll consider pruning and styling. The Read More

Ezo Spruce #8

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Source: Walter Pall Bonsai Blog. This is my birthday present. The image with the final slab is a virtual. In two weeks Jan Culek will bring the slab to my place and we will mount the group. This will be reported. Read More

Before & After – Same Artist, Another Bonsai

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Originator: Bonsaibark The striking results you see here involve the eye of an artist and the skill of a professional. In this case, Manuel Germade is both the artist and the professional. There's no mention of the type tree and I won't guess. The caption reads  "Manuel Germade Bonsai Maintenance - Rocco Cicciarello (Italy)" I cropped the before photo to eliminate Read More