Like a buttonwood 

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Source: Adam’s Art and Bonsai Blog. Green cones, white flowers, clean verdant leaves, backlit, life energy flowing through the veins and around the margins. Ancient species, a bridge between the fossil and the new. From Africa, cradle of life, floating over the ocean. At home in the island, the keys, the cays, the long coast and Read More

Monster Bonsai, True Confession & the Meaning of Life

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Source: Bonsaibark. It's hard to tell just how large this monster is from this photo (cropped from the photo just below), but it does provide some notion of how massive the trunk is and a pretty good look at the details on the pot... In the past I’ve always managed to post in spite of Read More

Creating something from nothing

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Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. Ficus ‘Mystery’ developed from root cutting, having little interest Wrap the trunk with plastic ribbon Apply heavy wire over the ribbon Take two small branches and fuse them with cable ties More cable ties placed along the branches to help fusion and develop a heavier branch more quickly Final result is Read More

Larger pots make a big difference for young pines

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Source: Bonsai Tonight Blog. I’ve been growing black pines for a long time. My approach has been pretty consistent the past few years and I can dependably produce trees that look like the following after 2½ years. 2½-year-old black pine This past year I made a small change to the process. Here’s the same 2½-year-old Read More