Marc’s Masterpiece

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. Whoa! Marc Noelanders posted this exquisite composition and my guess is he's the artist behind it. Here's his caption... "Another huge wooden wall.Hopefully we'll see you all next year at Bonsai namaste Convention."  Not a bad idea. Here's your link to 2018 If you follow Marc Noelanders on facebook you’ve already seen this Read More

Bonsai in the Palm of Your Hand

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. The trunk on this sturdy little tree reminds me of any number of massive yamadori Junipers we've seen (and featured) from the mountains of western North America. Difference is, there's no way they'd fit in the palm of your hand Yesterday, was Haruyosi. Today it’s Haruyosi and soon enough it will be Haruyosi again… Read More

At a loss for something to do over Labor Day weekend?

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. Looking for something to do over Labor Day? How about bonsai with Bill and friends? – A piece of Bill’s nursery   and here’s a little good news from Stone Lantern… time TO STOCK UP ON WIRE Deeply Discounted Bonsai Wire 500 GRAM (1.1 LB) ROLLS ONLY 7.95 Only 7.15 off with our 150.00+ discount plus Read More

A Feel for Small Bonsai

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. It's not that often you see such a small Bunjin style bonsai (calling this a bunjin is probably a stretch, as it lacks that extra character that only time and rough conditions can bring*). But then, there aren't that many artists with a feel for small bonsai quite like Haruyosi. I cropped this photo to emphasize Read More

An “Amazing Little Tree” with Six Names

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. I chose this tree because I like its multiple trunks and exposed roots and the way it invites you to come in and enjoy yourself under its protective canopy. I also like that it's referred to as a Ficus salicaria, a name that is new to me. You may know it as a Read More

Is This Really One Tree in Two Pots?

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. Is this really one tree in two pots? Or is it a just a bit of tricky photography? This might be settled by more photographs taken from different angles, but this one is all we have and there's no written explanation. Anyway, I'm inclined to believe that it is what it appears to be... Read More

Coming Soon… Fall Potting Season

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. A freshly transplanted Black pine. From our Masters' Series Pine book. When it comes to transplanting, timing depends on your climate. Here in northern Vermont seasons can change rapidly and winters are very cold, so fall transplanting season starts and ends early (more on this below) If you live in a warmer climate Read More

Sold! That Compact Muscular Look

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. I really like this sturdy little jewell. Not only is a Larch, a favorite in this part of the world - with that aged bark that adds a genuine bonafide to any bonsai - but it also has that compact muscular look that I'm often attracted to. But not to just any compact muscular bonsai, rather one Read More

Choosing the Right Bonsai Pot – Oval or Rectangle?

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. Which pot would you choose for this Western juniper?* There’s a direct path from Michael Hagedorn (see our last two posts) to his teacher Boon Manakitivipart (aka Bonsai Boon). This post originally appeared here in June, 2015.   Sooner or later every serious North American bonsai artist is influenced by Boon Manakitivipart. For some, this influence Read More

Still the Best Bonsai Read

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. I borrowed this potless Rocky Mountain juniper from Michael Hagedorn's Crataegus Bonsai Portfolio. Here's part of what Michael wrote about this old yamadori... "This juniper has been growing in my backyard for a year. It’s a client tree, another of the great native yamadori that was collected by Randy Knight of Oregon Bonsai." Read More