We've been indulging our annual fall color fixation lately, so why one one more... albeit a subtle one? This Japanese maple is from Korean nursery-grown stock. We found it on Walter Pall's Bonsai Adventures blog. You might notice how the two smaller trees lend perspective and exaggerate the effect of the main tree.
Monday morning and pressed for time, so we’ll take a little shortcut. This post originally appeared one year ago today, with a little value added
Back in the mid-to-late 20th century, when the average person had no idea what the art of bonsai was, almost all bonsai in the U.S. were from landscaping nursery stock. Most were in early stages of development and most never got beyond those early stages (it was a slaughter).
Two Yoshiaki Specials
This shot gives a good idea of the planting's size. It's one of many shots that take us through refinement and repotting. That's Walter peaking through the branches
The three tree maple grove above is also from nursery stock, though no doubt nursery stock grown for bonsai, rather than nursery stock grown for landscaping. It’s an important distinction, though if you’re lucky you might find landscaping stock with good bonsai potential.