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Bonsai, conflict and recovery

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Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. Even if you start small, with patience and practise you can achieve astounding results’ – former SAS Commando, Pete Rudland shares his inspiring story of finding greener future. This video is shared from Gardening Australia. https://v0.wordpress.com/player.swf?v=1.04&guid=1hNAMT92&isDynamicSeeking=true Go to the source blog (Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: Read More

Monster Mash

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Bud Fulton sent us this scary photo. He took it at the North Carolina Bonsai Expo in Asheville. We don’t know who the tree belongs to, but we do know it’s a yew (Taxus) and that it suits our annual Halloween post to a tee. Just got this note from Bill Valavanis… “The Japanese Read More

Two New Bonsai Books & One for the Ages

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Miniature Bonsai. Not only is this NEW Bonsai Book beautiful, but it fills a hole (a miniature hole). Unlike so many books in its price range, this one does not rehash the same tired beginner’s book cliches. Every page is fresh, and even if you’re an experienced old hand you’ll learn something useful Read More

Meet Harvey B. Carapella

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Harvey Carapella is an accomplished award winning bonsai artist living in Rochester, New York. He worked as a graphic artist for 36 years at the Rochester Institute of Technology where he additionally taught basic design and drawing for 44 years. Before growing bonsai he raised reptiles and spent considerable time making Read More

Harvey’s Brilliant Backyard Bonsai Garden

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Here’s what Bill Valavanis has to say about Harvey Carapella’s backyard bonsai garden… “Enjoy the colorful bonsai garden of Harvey Carapella. His outstanding private bonsai collection is a joy to appreciate, especially at this time of year. I’m quite proud of my friend’s bonsai talent and accomplishments. WOW!” From Bill’s timeline Read More

Before & After Bonsai – Three in One

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Three before and after bonsai styled by Juan Andrade. The trees are from top to bottom: Shimpaku juniper, Japanese black pine and a Needle juniper trunk with Shimpaku juniper foliage grafted on Continuing with our current before and after series… Juan Andrade served as a long term apprentice at Bonsai Aichien nursery in Read More

Before & After by Bonsai Boon with a Guest Appearance by Michael Hagedorn

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Here’s Boon’s caption for this before and after… “Itoigawa shimpaku removed old needles, downward growth, rewired and reposition” No bonsai is ever finished (unless it’s dead and then it’s no longer a bonsai anyway).  I don’t know how many trees Boon Manakitivipart (aka Bonsai Boon) has, but I know it’s a whole lot more than most Read More

Wild Plum Bonsai, Before & After

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Walter Pall’s Wild plum (Prunus cerasifera) before and six years later Continuing with our latest before and after series… Walter Pall has long been a favorite of ours. Aside from his massive bonsai collection and his considerable skills in developing and maintaining that collection, Walter takes the time to walk us Read More

Fall is a Good Time to See Weak Branches

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. In the fall we’ve got a golden opportunity to see where are our deciduous bonsai have weak spots. It’s fairly simple. If one has a bonsai that is losing its leaves, pay attention to the branch that is the first to turn color, and the first branch to lose its leaves. Read More