Taiwan Bonsai Journey 2 – More Trees from the Hwa Fong Show

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Source: Hoe Chuah Bonsai Blog. As I walked into the main exhibition area of the Hwa Fong Show, a row of magnificent bonsai set against steel-gray background captivated my attention! Upon reading the labels, these were past Hwa Fong’s winners, they were on display by invitation only. I do not know whether this is a Read More

November 2017: Jonas Dupuich

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Source: Marin Bonsai Club. Jonas Dupuich joined us in November to help us better understand bonsai pots and the how-and-why of their importance to our trees. Echoing the last hour of our latest presentation from Peter Tea, Jonas started by pointing out that matching … Continue reading → Read More

Winter Bonsai Berries

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Source: Bonsaibark. This sturdy Japanese fine tooth holly (Ilex serrata) originally appeared on our 2010 Bonsai calendar (speaking of, our 2018 Calendars are now discounted as part of our New Site Wide Sale).  This post started out to about Cotoneaster berries. That is until Bill Valavanis gently let me know that the tree above is an Ilex, even though I would have Read More

Juko

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Source: Thor Holvila Bonsai Blog. Juko – Kuniaki Aiba Juko is silent and puzzling. I met him for the first time when there was a ”sake night” at the local restaurant. Juko, Hidemi and Eimei were celebrating the opening of the new exhibition they hold together at a gallery in town. Just like their fathers, Read More

Winter

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Source: Maros Bonsai Blog. On November 17th I did my winter storage for the trees. It is my tradition since few years. On that date we have holiday celebrating end of the communist rule in our country in 1989. Now we have freedom, even if we still have to fight for it and communist are Read More

Black Scissors Bonsai

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Source: Bonsaibark. This powerful full-bloom Bougainville with its lovely pot looks like it's from China. We borrowed it from our friend Robert Steven (see below) Just grabbed a few photos this morning from Robert Steven’s Black Scissors Community. If you’d like explore Robert’s views on these trees and their relationship to full sized trees in Read More

Bonsai Assisted Mindfulness

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Source: Bonsaiko Blog. For a few months now I’ve been tossing around the idea of combining bonsai with meditation. My idea was to heighten the meditative experience by having a bonsai present in the room.  Some practitioners use flowers to help the environment of meditation.  I even came up with a cool acronym, BAM – Bonsai Assisted Meditation. Read More

Juniperus sabina development

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Source: Nik Rozman Bonsai Blog. Here is the juniper as I got it in late 2014.Takšnega sem dobil pozno v letu 2014. After first major cut in 2015 and before styling.Po prvih večjih rezih in pred oblikovanjem, 2015. After the first styling.Po prvem oblikovanju. Spring 2016.Pomlad 2016. November 2016, just before another needed styling.Novembra 2016, Read More

Memory Lane – Is this the shape of things to come?

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Source: John Hanby Bonsai School. Looking back….we can tell a tree’s story…..admire an image…..capture a moment…..remember a special event…..be inspired – to create a memory for tomorrow. I hope you enjoy this regular peep into some of John’s bonsai history. Memory Lane – Is this the shape of things to come? The pictures below were Read More