A World of Bonsai Creativity

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Hand held bonsai come in handy (so to speak). Without the hand, it would be difficult to say just how small this tree is. This little gem and the others shown here, look like Shimpaku junipers (Juniperus sargentii Shimpaku) I just stumbled upon a new one for me. It’s called DANY Bonsai. Read More

A Perfect Example of Great Bonsai Ramification

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This magnificent Japanese beech (Fagus crenata) received the coveted Kokufu prize at the 88th Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition (the oldest and most prestigious bonsai exhibition in the world). Aside from its unique power and beauty, this tree provides a perfect example of what great ramification looks like (made even more obvious by Read More

Deciduous Bonsai & Fine Ramification

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Please excuse the fuzz. I lifted this image from youtube and the fuzz came along on its own (there are some still shots below without much fuzz). It’s a Field Elm (Ulmus minor) that belongs to Davide Cardin. The youtube video was shot at the 2016 Bonsai San Show in France. You can learn a lot Read More

Bonsai Trifecta

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This luminous little Japanese white pine belongs to Suthin. It’s a winner, right down to the pot and the yellow-green moss. Continuing from yesterday with Suthin and pines. The three little trees in this post appeared here one year ago (March, 2017) and were originally from Suthin’s facebook photos Another strong little Japanese white pine. Read More

REPOTTING SESSION AFTER THE FROST HAS FINALLY GONE!

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Source: Hans van Meer Bonsai Blog. Hi everybody, last week I had finally two repotting sessions after the long abnormal frost period we had for a few weeks and that was about time for most trees that I had to do because the buds on some of them were already opening! First up was my easy to Read More

Before & After Bonsai with at Least Five Names

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Suthin’s before and after Japanese five needle pine, aka Japanese white pine (Pinus parviflora aka Pinus parvifolia). This is the only variety tree that I know of that has two common names in English and two botanical names. To further confuse the issue, in bonsai circles it is sometimes referred to Read More

REPAIRING RODENT DAMAGED BONSAI

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Although Spring is officially here, we are still experiencing 21F nighttime temperatures with snow of course. Our bonsai think its Spring and have begun to grow, especially maples. These must be carefully maintained now in order not to lose an entire year’s growth. This is a topic for a future blog Read More

Before & After Bonsai – a ‘Grandiose’ Transformation

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Before and after. The tree is a Lawson’s cypress (Chaemacyparis Louïsiana ‘Elwoodii’). Here’s the caption copied directly from Michel Delen, our source for these photos… “Chaemacyparis Louïsiana ‘Elwoodii’ AFTER Grandioos Noelanders Marc.” I’m impressed. The date on the before  is Feb  8th of this year and the date on the after Read More