The Finest Bonsai Deserves the Finest Turntable

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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

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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

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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

A Well Traveled, Hard Working Bonsai Artist

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Source: Bonsaibark. Bjorn Bjorholm posted this root-on-rock gem the other day. It looks like a juniper, but I can't tell for sure what kind and won't bother to guess. Speaking of guesses, I'll venture that some or all of the trees might share a single root system, and that the rock formation is manmade. I Read More

Two Splendid Cedar Bonsai

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Source: Bonsaibark. This has to be one of the very best Northern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis) bonsai we've seen yet. We've seen thousands of magnificent Cedars growing in the wild here in Northern Vermont and surrounding states and provinces, but very few top quality bonsai. BTW: this one belongs to Brian Donnely of Quebec City. Read More

A Very Variegated Unusual Bonsai

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Source: Bonsaibark. I think this unusual gem is the first variegated privet bonsai I've seen. Here's what our source for this photo, Miguel Ros of Museo Tatsugoro said when he posted it... "It's a Ligustrum with a natural graft of the same species. Its leaves are variegated!!!. It's a beautiful tree." (If you're interested, here a link to Read More

Juniper Bonsai – Before, During & After

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Source: Bonsaibark. This Itoigawa juniper (Juniperus sargentii Itoigawa) belongs to Yannick Kiggen of Yama Bonsai Studio. The shot is from Noelanders Trophy 2017. The 200 year old pot is by Nakawatari. The stand was built by Pascal Houdusse This before, during and after sequence, covers four years in the life of Yannick Kiggen’s massive old yamadori juniper (yamadori is bonsai collected from Read More

Bonsai Rafting – Sinuous & Straight

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Source: Bonsaibark. This rugged sinuous root raft-style planting is by our friend, Robert Steven. I don't know the variety, but my guess is that Robert will let us know. We’ve added one photo (just below) to this post on raft-style bonsai that originally appeared here in August 2015 We don’t need to say much about raft-style Read More

A Magnificent Affront

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Source: Bonsaibark. This magnificent old yamadori Shimpaku, with its self framing deadwood has to be one of the most outrageously unusual bonsai we've ever posted. It's from Taisho-en in Japan. I originally found it here. Spectacular smokey Yosemite (day before yesterday with a fire detour), Rustic old Jamestown (Yesterday), San Francisco to Portland (today, more fires) Read More