Hennie Nel Air Layers a Chinese Elm

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Source: Bonsai Tree Blog. Hennie Nel, a bonsai friend of mine, and myself recently had lunch together and decided that we should make full use of the time together and document an air layering he wanted to do on a Chinese elm bonsai which he has had for many years.  Background The tree is nice Read More

Bowling for Bonsai

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Source: Bonsaibark. It's hard to tell how large this tree is, but I'd guess that it's fairly substantial. No matter how large or small, it's a powerful twin trunk juniper with excellent taper, fluid lines and deadwood that's just right (substantial, but not overdone). I borrowed this and the other photos shown here from some shots Bill Valavanis took Read More

More Great Shots from Bonsai San

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Source: Bonsaibark. The way the foliage clings to the trunk gives this tree a wild unstyled look. The deadwood and aged bark don't hurt this effect either. I lifted the photo from Harry Harrington's timeline. Here's Harry's caption... "This was one of my personal favourite trees in the Show (one of many), a Pinus mugo/Mugo Read More

Japanese Maple Bonsai Adventure

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Source: Bonsaibark. 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. Read More

Best Conifer, Best Artist, Best in Show

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Source: Bonsaibark. Andres Alvarez Iglesias just won Best Conifer, Best Artist and Best in Show for this exquisitely powerful and distinctive Scots pine at the European Bonsai San Show in Saulieu France. Congratulations to Andres Alvarex Iglesias for a great tree and a great honor!… Here’s facebook’s translation (lightly edited) of what Andres wrote today about winning Best Conifer, Best Artist and Best Read More

Bonsai-San as We Speak…

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Source: Bonsaibark. This unusual full cascade Juniper will no doubt put off some of our anti-deadwood folks, but to my eyes, it's a a highly expressive, dynamic tree. Cascade shots are normally taken from a point that shows the tree cascading down one side of the pot, but in this case the pot is hidden by Read More

Another Brilliant Bonsai in Full Fall Foliage & Other Famous Trees

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Source: Bonsaibark. Always nice to lead with a little color. This cheerful full fall color Trident maple belonged to Suthin Sukosolvisit when we first showed it way back in 2009. I don't know who the lucky owner is now. Suthin’s luminous little tree above plays well with our ongoing fall foliage theme, while the rest of the Read More

Bill Valavanis Inducted into the Bonsai Hall of Fame

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Source: Bonsaibark. Bill Valavanis, who just last week was inducted into the U.S. Bonsai Hall of Fame is shown here with the newest donation to the U.S. National Bonsai and Penjing Museum collection. It's a Dwarf Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris R.A.F.*) that was completely container grown by Bill for over 45 years. The other day, Read More

Bonsai Europa 2017

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Source: Robert Nocher Shohin Bonsai Blog. Many thanks to Tony Tickle and his amazing team for putting on another fantastic show in Bury. This was my personal contribution, a medium sized Blaauws Juniper that I have been working on for 5 years. This is a better picture of it taken in my greenhouse on Thursday under ideal light Read More

Unusual Displays from Last Year’s Bonsai Show

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Source: My Bonsai Obsession Blog. With my bonsai club’s show only days away, I realised that I still have a bunch of photos from last year’s show that I was planning to write about. Most of the trees weren’t quirky, but the manner in which some of them were displayed was unusual. Ficus with hippopotamus Read More