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

Kofu Kai Bonsai Club Show at the Bower's

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Source: Baiko-En Bonsai Kenkyukai. Labor Day weekend is always a busy time of the year for family and friends. End of the year BBQs last minute get aways and other events always creep up. But, it’s always nice to see bonsai show ready this late into Summer season. This year is no exception with temperature 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

Overwintering Bonsai 盆栽を越える

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Ranium Blog. Before we start thinking about solutions to overwintering a Bonsai, we should start thinking about possible risks of non protecting a Bonsai during cold winter months. Especially from December to early April can be risky to your Bonsai. This topic might not be of concern to readers that are from tropical Read More

A Magnificent Affront

4 months ago Nebby 0
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

Pinus Sylvestris First Styling

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Source: Robert Nocher Shohin Bonsai Blog. I acquired this thin trunk Scots Pine a little over a year ago from a friend. Some long thin branches at the base of the trunk were removed and the tree was re-potted into a clay pot with a good free draining soil mix. This is how it looked Read More