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Farewell to a Busy Summer

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: The National Bonsai and Penjing Museum. My summer apprenticeship has certainly been keeping me busy, leaving very little time for these blog posts! As the waning heat of the summer transitions into the coolness of the upcoming autumn season, watering requirements begin to lessen there is a bit more time for pruning, wiring and Read More

Two Exceptional Bonsai, Quick and Easy

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. The pot is cut off, but this lush Shimpaku juniper with its strong shari and those expressive little jin, is okay without it… for the moment at least. This tree and the other shown here belong to Mariusz Folda. Mariusz’ bonsai are becoming regulars on Bonsai Bark I’m getting ready for a Read More

Hand Held Bonsai & a Glass of Good Red Wine

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. The leaves are very large in relation to the size of the tree, but this often happens with small bonsai and seems to work. At least in this case and many others I’ve seen. No variety is given, but clearly this is a Japanese maple. I cropped this photo and most Read More

Chinese Fringe Flower

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This is not really a bonsai, but it is a very interesting flowering plant. Its real name is Loropetalum chinense and my darling wife saw one as bonsai at an exhibition and thought it was delightful, and thus she bought one and I started working on it a couple of years Read More

One Trunk Dead, the Other Alive & the Importance of Identification

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Pine with parallel slanting trunks that start as a single tree and split at the base. One trunk dead, the other alive. It caught my attention because it’s a somewhat unusual slanting tree with the pot and the visual weight of the foliage balancing each other perfectly. This and the other photos Read More

Twisted – a Happy Accident

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Here’s what Scott Lee wrote about this tree… “A sad day for me. I had my bonsai selected for the 1st Artisans Cup in Portland, Oregon. This year the weather has been unpredictable and challenging for my area. The tree’s health is not up to my standards nor Ryan’s…” Continued below Read More

MORE BONSAI APPAREL

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. I am on the down hill slide of this silly quest. This morning the temperature is about -5 degrees C so I need a long sleeve t-shirt to keep me warm.   Go to the source blog (Watto Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: MORE BONSAI APPAREL Read More

Another Impressive Before & After Bonsai Transformation

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Though we often expect miracles when it comes to transforming mediocre or otherwise undeveloped bonsai into something as impressive as this one, in reality seven years strikes me as about right amount of time for such a radical transformation. The artist is Alfredo Salaccione and the tree is a Scots pine (Pinus Read More

UNIVERSAL PENJING CONFERENCE

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. On 18 to 20 September 2018 the Universal Penjing Conference is being held in Canberra, Australia. There is an excellent collection of international penjing artists from around the world demonstrating their skills. As part of the conference, the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia put on a small display of Read More