Successful Maple Airlayer

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Scratch Bonsai Blog. I airlayered this Amur maple earlier in the year and finally removed it a few weeks back.  I didn’t disturb the new roots or moss, just slipped the whole thing into a larger pot of free draining mix that will hopefully insulate the roots from the cold this winter too.  Looking Read More

Deadwood Wars

3 months 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

In Search of a Stone

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Sam and KJ’s Suiseki Blog. A number of articles have been written on worked vs. unworked stones.  If you haven’t read Wil’s article, you can find it on the Aiseki Kai web site, as it is one of the most important historical articles on the subject that I have read.  In addition, Tom Elias Read More

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

3 months 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

3 months 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…

3 months 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

Nandina Bamboo and Summer Update

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: BonTsai Blog. Last year I dug out an old nandina bamboo from a home undergoing construction. Nandina are seldom seen as bonsai. Trifoliate leaves and small trunks leave little to be desired. Atypical of most nandinas this specimen boasted thick corky bark and a sizable trunk. The reliable display of fall color in a Read More

The Finest Bonsai Deserves the Finest Turntable

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. Everything looks good on a Green T turntable and this luscious azalea in full flower is no exception. Here's part of the caption that the folks at Green T wrote with this photo... "@bonsaiwarsaw loves azaleas! This variety of bonsai require lots of special care and dedication and we are glad that such Read More

Bjorn’s Biggest Loser – Before & After – Fertilizing Old Trees

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. Before and After. This masterpiece Itoigawa Shimpaku was restyled by Bjorn Bjorholm at Keiichi Fujikawa’s Kouka-en Bonsai Nursery in Ikeda City, Japan, where Bjorn was apprenticing at the time. The photo is from a post on Bjorn’s Bjorvala Bonsai Studio blog, as are all the photos in this post. Continuing with our Bjorn Bjorholm theme (it Read More

Tall Cliffs & a Rickety Little Bridge

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. Partial shot of a large penjing style planting that features water, tall cliffs and a rickety little bridge. The artist is Bjorn Bjorholm with some friends as able assistants Yesterday we featured a planting and a few other bonsai by Bjorn Bjorholm and friends. Today we’ve got another one from the same event (you can visit Read More