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Stupendous Bonsai – a Good Place to Start

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Stupendous is a good start in the search for words to describe this old full cascade Pemphis acidula by Budi Sulistyo. Ahh, to live in the tropics where stuff like this grows everywhere (well, not exactly like this, but still…). I first saw it in facebook in an album entitled My Read More

Of Weeds and Love

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. ‘When one summer I came across Emerson’s argument that “weeds” (just then strangling my annuals) were nothing more than a defect of my perception, I felt a certain cognitive dissonance.’ These are the words of Michael Pollan in his hilarious work Second Nature. The dismissive words of Emerson in the garden Read More

Bonsai Waterfalls & Strange Beasts

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Not technically a cascading bonsai, but the foliage does cascade down along the trunk. Almost like a waterfall. Speaking of the trunk, not only does it express more than enough power and grace, but the way the grooved deadwood at the base of the trunk twists around behind and pops out again toward the top adds a nice touch. Read More

A Magnificent Celebration of American Bonsai Coming Soon

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Winner of the Finest Bonsai Masterpiece at the 5th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition. It’s a Mountain Hemlock (Tsuga Mertensiana) that belongs to Eric Schikowski. The photo is by Joseph Noga as are all the photos in Exhibition Albums 2-5. Just a friendly reminder… It’s time to make your plans. The 6th U.S. Read More

Bonsai Boon with and without Flowers

6 months ago Nebby 0
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. Read More

Elevating a Root-on-Rock Bonsai

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. With bonsai, it’s almost always the tree that dominates, even though the pot, (stone, slab or whatever) is considered a critical part of the whole. In this case however, it’s the rock that elevates the planting to extraordinary. Or, you might say it’s the rock and the way it’s adorned by Read More

A Different Kind of Root-over-Rock

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. A strange sort of root-over-rock. You might imagine that it started more or less like other root overs, but because the rock is so small, the roots grew under it and pushed it up, while also growing around one side and creating a firm grip on the rock. Though I originally thought the result Read More

Great Root over Rock Bonsai & Great Roshi Tools

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. No source is given for this colorful ‘Seki-joju’ Azalea. My best guess is that the tree and photo are originally from Japan; it’s not uncommon for Japanese trees to remain unattributed (this is often the case in the Japanese gallery section in Bonsai Today magazine back issues). We found the photo Read More

“One Quick Glance at this Tree Brought Me to a State of Nirvana”

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. A close up of a rather spectacular root-over-rock bonsai (the entire planting is just below). Here’s our original caption (from May, 2016) with some changes made today… Robert Steven (my mistake, see below) has done it again. This time it’s a perfect root-over-rock bonsai. Here’s what Charles Bevan has to say Read More

The Magician’s Formal Bonsai Forest

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Masahiko Kimura ‘The Magician’ styled this Ezo spruce (Picea Glehnii) planting with a high mountain stand of conifers in mind (this shot is three years after the initial planting and two years after the intermediate shot – both are below). Much of this post is from 2009 (our first year blogging). Read More