Small Is Beautiful (& Practical Too)

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This banyan style dwarf Snow rose serissa (Serissa foetida microphylla) was styled by David Fukumoto of Fuku Bonsai in Hawaii. The pot is a Tokoname from Japan. Living in the tropics is a big plus when it comes to growing aerial roots. Monday morning, Stone Lantern’s peak season and the busiest time Read More

A few months..

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Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. After spending a few months away, I got home to a most of my trees being fine. unfortunately, three trees left me. Two of my olives were stored in the greenhouse. And without properly informing my caretaker the olives were not watered when the sun came through in early spring. One Read More

Floating Mountains with Trees

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Floating mountains with trees. I originally thought the trees with their tiny leaves might be boxwoods, but upon closer inspection, I think they are probably Serissas. This photo is a closeup from the photo just below. This unusual and creative arrangement was posted by Aus Bonsai on facebook. It would be nice to know who Read More

More Great Boxwood Bonsai

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Aside from being a phenomenal tree and a great pot, there’s a relaxed in-synch feeling, like the pot and tree are old friends. This might have something to do with the color, texture, soft lines and aged look of each. The color and feel of the stand fits right in too, Read More

Removing moss from bonsai bark

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Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Cleaned creatagus bonsai bark This creatagus bonsai has a very nice, mature bark. Unfortunately, this leads to moss crawling through the cracks in the bark, and slowly spreading around the bark. When I just had the tree, it took up to spring the next year before I actively noticed the moss. Read More

Celebrating Bonsai & the Arrival of Our Bright Sun

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This brilliant Deshojo Japanese maple (Acer palmatum  var. Deshojo) and the equally brilliant rising sun scroll belong to Bill Valavanis. All the photos shown here were borrowed from Bill Valavanis’ timeline. Here’s Bill’s caption… “Alcove display for tonight’s Introductory to Classical Bonsai Course. Deshojo Japanese maple displayed with a ripe strawberry accessory. Read More

The Beauty of Maple Bonsai in Spring!

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Spring is my favorite season of the year. Emerging colorful new growth and spring flowers of deciduous bonsai delight my senses and prepare me for another fresh new growing season. Also, since I HATE winter, deciduous species and maples with early growth signal the end of the long cold season. Sometimes, Read More

Sweet Trees, but They Grow Microscopically…

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. You can tell this is a genuine Dwarf Kingsville boxwood by the tight tiny leaves. This planting by Boon Manakitivipart was the winner of the Certre Award at the 2010 U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition. Continuing with Kingsville boxwoods and with Boon (see above), we’ve got three more Dwarf Kingsvilles today. Sweet Read More