Continuing Kokufu

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. Whoa! This magnificent Chinese quince (Pseudocydonia sinensis) was a prize winner at the 2013 Kokufu-ten. There's so much you could say about this tree, but we'll just leave it at 'magnificent!' This photo and the two photos below, are from Phoenix Bonsai. Continuing with our Kokufu series from the last couple days… NEW Roshi Bonsai Tool Read More

Long Live the Bonsai King

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. Full cascade Japanese black pine (Pinus thumbergii). Japanese for Black pine is Kuromatsu (kuro is black and matsu is pine). Yesterday we resurrected trees from the famous Kokufu Exhibition and the response has been very positive, so why not keep digging in the same vein?  Japanese black pines are sometimes referred to a the king Read More

Bonsai Yesterday, BONSAI TODAY, Bonsai Tomorrow

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. Though any Kokufu bonsai might work to lead with, there's something about Quince flowers... Here's Bill Valavanis' caption: A small size Toyo Nishiki Japanese flowering quince, Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Toyo Nishiki’ with multiple colored flowers. Although red, pink and white blossoms are common for this great cultivar, I’ve often seen red branches grafted onto Read More

Bonsai Times 2,500 and Counting…

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. I found this impressive root-on-rock juniper in one of our favorite places. No mention of variety or artist, so we won't mention our source either (see below). Btw, Image Search came up empty If my math is correct, this should be our 2,500th post, give or take. Putting that rather astounding fact aside, today marks the Read More

Deadwood Wars

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. Deadwood anyone? No matter your opinion about excessive deadwood, you must admit this is a very powerful bonsai. Beyond sheer power and no matter your opinion, it's hard to deny that the artist posses first rate skill when it comes to carving and styling bonsai. This and the other photos shown here were posted Read More

When to Let a Tree Run Off Leash – by Michael Hagedorn

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. This luminous Japanese maple in full fall color is from Michael Hagedorn's Crataegus Bonsai Portfolio. I don't know for sure when, or for how long Michael lets this one off the leash, but after reading the article below, I have some idea. Once again we’re paying homage to the wisdom of Michael Hagedorn, Read More

Brilliant Bonsai Berries and Something for Cat Lovers

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. Two bunches of brilliant berries on either side of central gap... In this shot, almost all the berries and foliage are parted down the middle, which provides a clear view of the trunk all the way from the base to the apex. This is quite unusual. Most bonsai will show the lower third or Read More

A Bonsai in Hand…

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. When it comes to fall color, this little Boston Ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata) puts on a pretty good show, with the contrasting brilliance of the pot and leaves being nothing short of spectacular. All the trees shown in this post are by Cristian De Ross, a first timer here on Bark. I always feel a little lucky when I Read More