To Graft or Not to Graft, that is the Question

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: My Bonsai Obsession Blog. I’ve never been too keen on the idea of grafting bits onto my trees. I like to work with the options they offer me, though sometimes it’s a struggle. A few months ago I was contemplating moving my best trident maple into a bonsai pot in time for this month’s Read More

Warning – Here Be Monsters!

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Kaizen Bonsai Blog. I live out on a limb, nobody knows that better than me. I live exactly eighty nine miles from the nearest motorway. Personally I like that, ninety percent of traffic holdups I become entangled in are on motorways. However the way most folk talk you would think we were situated in Read More

A Soft Spot for Unusual Bonsai

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. I have a soft spot for unusual bonsai, and this one is no exception (nor is its bow-shaped pot). It's from Miguel Ros' Museo Tatsugoro. The trees are Cryptomeria Japonica (commonly called Japanese cedar, though they're not really cedars). Miguel's caption is... "Excellent Monday" Last month we put together a post titled A Very Variegated Unusual Bonsai. Now we Read More

Great Boxwood Bonsai

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. Aside from being a phenomenal tree and a great pot, there's a relaxed in-synch feeling, like the pot and tree are old friends. This might have something to do with the color, texture, soft lines and aged look of each. The color and texture of the stand fits right in too, while contrast Read More

My Bonsai World

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Adam’s Art and Bonsai Blog. Welcome, friends. Welcome to My Bonsai World! If you’ve been wondering what I’ve been up to since the hurricane, well, it’s been interesting. I’ve been all around the state, from garden clubs, private sessions, field trips, and of course, lots of time in my own garden. Let’s see….. The CFBC Read More

Literati Bonsai from the Zhongguo Feng Penjing Exhibition

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. To my eyes, this literati style pine one of the most distinctive trees that Bill Valavanis posted from the recent 4th Zhongguo Feng Penjing Exhibition.  We’ve got more photos by Bill Valavanis today. This time we’ve selected Literati style bonsai (Bunjin in Japanese) from the recent 4th Zhongguo Feng Penjing Exhibition. You can see some more bonsai from this exhibition Read More

Young Choe: Kusamono Artist

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: The National Bonsai and Penjing Museum Blog. Earlier this year, kusamono artist Young Choe was honored for 20 years of service to the Arboretum’s National Bonsai & Penjing Museum. Choe has created and cared for the Museum’s kusamono – potted arrangements of wild grasses and flowers in unique pots or trays displayed next to Read More

Leinster Bonsai Club Study Group

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Eejit Blog. It was a pleasure to be invited by the Leinster Bonsai Club to deliver a study group session earlier this month. I popped down for the first of 6 sessions and was met by a group of motivated guys keen to push on their own learning and share knowledge with each Read More

Shimpaku Bonsai Before & After

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsaibark. This Shimpaku juniper before and after with it's striking deadwood, single living vein and masterfully redesigned crown (not to mention the perfectly chosen pot), stands out as an impressive work of bonsai art. The artist is Naoki Maeoka. At first glance you might call this a ‘maintenance’ before & after, where an already established bonsai is simply Read More

Repotting 101: The tools of repotting

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Tree Blog. Overview This post is not meant to be about repotting in general as I have already written several posts which deal with the subject (simply click the tag “repotting” to see all related posts). Instead I would like to focus on the tools which are useful when repotting as I am Read More