Podcast Episode 8

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Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. In this episode, we discuss the morality of bonsai art. Is it torture? Do plants feel pain? Are they conscious? Listen to find out! The post Podcast Episode 8 appeared first on Bjorn Bjorholm. Go to the source blog (Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: Podcast Episode Read More

Forest Bonsai – Focal Point, Balance, Scale, Age & That Elusive Quality…

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. I stumbled across the European hornbeam (Carpinus betulas) by Walter Pall on his Bonsai Adventures blog. The shot looks like spring with some trees lagging behind others. Continuing with our multiple trunk theme (yesterday was Clump style, today is forests) and with Walter Pall (day before yesterday), we’ll go back in time once again Read More

IVY

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Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. Ivy is an unusual subject for bonsai and probably quite underrated. Older specimens have good trunks, they are evergreen, are relatively disease free, they flower, and subsequently fruit, come in a few varieties and with regular trimming good formations can be realised. My Ivy is about 80 years old and as Read More

Clump Style Bonsai – Multiple Trunks with a Single Root Stystem

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. We found this extraordinary clump style Japanese maple on Bonsai Nakayoshi (sorry the link is no longer active). You can imagine that all the smaller trunks started as suckers on the roots of the main tree (you could also imagine that they started from seeds dropped by the main tree; in Read More

Under Appreciated Bonsai?

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This single tree with five trunks is an Rough bark Japanese maple (Acer palmatum Arakawa). It was  imported from Japan by Akina Bonsai, Poland and redesigned by Walter Pall last month. As you can see, Walter decided to use guy wires. The trunks are on the large side for bending and moving with conventional wiring and Read More

Bonsai Mystery Solved

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. If your short term memory is still functioning, then you might remember this tree from yesterday. Or from March, 2014, when we first featured it. If you forgot it from four years ago, join the club. Here’s part of the caption from that 2014 post… “Carob Tree (Ceratonia silicua) by Salvador de Los Reyes Read More

Kokufu-ten 2019 Bonsai Tour

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Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. We are excited to announce sign-ups are now open for our 2019 Kokufu-ten Japan Bonsai Tour!  We will be visiting several of the top Bonsai Gardens and Nurseries around Japan, from Osaka to Omiya, touring famous temples in Kyoto, and of course viewing the Kokufu-ten Japanese National Bonsai Exhibition. We Read More

Four Before & After Bonsai

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Before & after (antes y depues) Shimpaku juniper by Salvador de los Reyes. Four for the price of one. Still sorting our from vacation (no vacation goes unpunished) so it’s back to our archives (July, 2012). All four transformations are by Salvador de los Reyes. Two Big Specials End Sunday Night Koyo Tools Read More

An Exceptional Bonsai – Before & After

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Here’s an excellent example of a before and after with an already established tree. It just needed a talented bonsai artist and some free time to bring it back to its previous splendor. In this case the artist is Gabriel Romero Aguade. The tree is an impressively masterful Chinese juniper (Juniperus chinensis). Not that you don’t Read More