Bonsai Serpent & Two Buttonwoods

2 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. The serpent is hiding in plain sight. This magnificent tree belongs to Enrique Castaño, who has this to say about it: “This (Terminalia ucarillo) got the name Kukulcan from the Mayan mythology, Kukulcan was one of the serpents with feathers, kind of like a dragon.” The more I look at this Read More

Transplanting A Pine Bonsai

3 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Now that our deciduous bonsai are mostly transplanted and trimmed, its time to begin with the evergreen species. Many of the pines have been pinched, at least once and I have learned that this is the prime time to root prune and transplant established pine bonsai. 1985   This bonsai is Read More

South of the Bonsai Border

3 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Can something be both dynamic and relaxed? Or does it even make sense to talk about a bonsai as relaxed? In any case, this unique beauty makes its home at the Museo Tatsugoro – Estudio De Bonsai Miguel Ros, Fortin, Veracruz, Mexico. In case you’re wondering, what happened to the top of the Read More

Magnificent Monster

4 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. In addition to its brilliant color, this powerful Trident maple has almost everything you’d want in a bonsai, including a massive trunk, fluid natural looking nebari, good lines, a well-matched pot and healthy green moss. The artist is German Gomez. Continuing with our Maple theme… Leaving for vacation in two days and still Read More

More Magnificent Maples

5 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Luis Vallejo calls this Yama momji Japanese maple. Yama is mountain and momiji is Japanese maple (Acer palmatum). So you’ll sometimes hear this variety referred to as Mountain maple, which is the original, naturally occurring, non-cultivar Japanese maples. Because of the differences in the leaves, I’m guessing that this was originally several different trees Read More

Three Magnificent Maples

6 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This multi-hued beauty is from Luis Vallejo’s Museo de Bonsai in Alcobendas Spain (near Madrid). It’s hard to distinguish individual leaves (I need new glasses!) but they look like they might be Trident maple. Today we’ve got three magnificent maples, each with leaves ablaze. Even without their fiery leaves all three would be brilliant bonsai. Read More

A Room With a View: Shore Pine Revisit

6 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. To continue looking back at past work and how they look today…here’s a pine project from 2 years ago that started with a design puzzle: This was the quirky Shore Pine when it got to the yard in 2016. To see the full post on the restyling of it and the design Read More

Advanced Bonsai Course

6 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. We’ve been working behind-the-scenes for months now with our good friends at Bonsai Empire to put together our latest online bonsai tutorial, the Advanced Bonsai Course, which we are proud to announce has just launched today!   Enroll Here!   The Advanced Bonsai Course is the third installment of our Read More

When Was the Last Time You Climbed a Bonsai Tree?

7 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. It’s not that often you see a full grown man sitting in a bonsai tree (why doesn’t the tree fall over?). The caption and the photo are from BCI magazine. Yesterday we featured a major league rock planting by Simon Baron with Marc Noelanders. Simon is a new talent to us, but Read More

The Sky Is the Limit

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Here’s Marc Noelanders’ caption for this magnificent rock planting. “We do not only find high buildings in Israel, but also tall rock planting . The sky is the limit . This week Bonsai school in Israel and the rock planting from Sagi we started in December, finally the finish” I found these photos on Marc Read More