Bonsai Boon with and without Flowers

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog.

This powerful old Satsuki azalea belongs to Boon Manakitivipart. The shot was taken just before spring pruning. Boon’s caption with this shot and the one just below is… “Satsuki azalea Debloom and thinning” Boon Manakitivipart (Bonsai Boon) is one of our favorites and has appeared numerous times here over the years. In addition to being a highly accomplished and prolific bonsai artist, Boon is teacher to many of the best American bonsai artists. The photos shown here were taken from Boon’s timeline. Three of them are first timers here. You might notice that flowers were removed during spring pruning on this Satsuki azalea (see photo just below). Heavy pruning is often done in the spring when plants are most vigorous. This helps insure speedy recovery and allows plenty of time for next year’s buds to set. In this process, it’s not unusual to remove this year’s blooms. Hopefully after you’ve had a little time to enjoy them. In Spite of the New 10% Import Duty We’re Going to Hold Our Low Prices on Aluminum Bonsai Wire For Now at Least Bonsai Aesthetics Annodized Aluminum Bonsai Wire at our same low prices – After pruning. It almost seems a crime to remove the beautiful flowers, but sometimes the long term wins out.   Another of Boon’s Satsuki azaleas. I borrowed it from our archives. Here’s our original caption… “This Satsuki azalea’s trunk reminds me of some of Antoni Gaudi’s sculptural architecture that graces the great city of Barcelona. Though in truth, the tree…

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