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Shadow Shots & Stainless Bonsai Tools

12 hours ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Juniper with shadow. This and the other trees shown here belong to Luis Vallejo It’s time to visit Luis Vallejo, one of our favorites. I was attracted to these photos for their artist value as well as for the trees themselves. The only text Luis provided is… “Preparando exposición. 17/25 Noviembre 2018.” Though Read More

A Piece of Rebar, Some Nerve & More than a Little Skill

2 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This before and after by David Benavente provides a look at what you can do with a piece of rebar, some nerve, and more than a little skill. I originally posted this in 2010 and can longer find David’s original, but if memory serves, the tree is a Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) Continuing Read More

Bonsai on Instagram – Great Trees, Great Stones

3 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. There’s a lot going on with this one. Especially the two types of exposed roots – the long aerial roots growing down to the flat stone on the right, and the other set of roots fanning down the side of the large stone (the stone is another nice feature). I couldn’t find the type Read More

How the BIG Yew looks today

3 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. I have had this BIG Yew (Taxus Baccata) many years, this is how it looks today. I have the branch structure in place so over the next few years it’s simply a case of building the foliage mass. Look HERE for lots of background on this tree. Go to the Read More

Bonsai Skill & Vision – Before & After

4 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Before and after Procumbens Juniper by Todd Schlafer at the Des Moines Botanical Gardens Continuing with our venerable Before and After tradition… This is only the second time* we’ve featured bonsai by Todd Schlafer, but there will certainly be more. Todd  is one of a significant (in numbers and skill) crop of young Read More

Four Weeks in the Life of a Lilac

4 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This tree/shrub was rescued (dug) from a garden more than ten years ago and has been in training since about 2011. It was originally a triple trunk however one of the trunks was removed to provide some simplicity. Always my main goal was to have this in flower and this year Read More

Canberra Bonsai Society Exhibition – The Winners!

4 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. At most shows and exhibitions there are a few prizes for the best trees and Canberra is no exception. So without further ado, here are the winners. In third place an English Hawthorn. In second place a Sabina Juniper. Drum roll please, and the winner was a Japanese Black Pine. Also Read More

Bonsai Potter Martin Englert plus Video

5 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. Earlier this month I met up with Martin Englert at the European Bonsai San Show 2018. An inspiring bonsai potter from Osnabrück in Germany, his exquisite hand-painted porcelain works completely contrast with his earthy honest wood-fired pots. By the time I got over to his vendor table a lot of Read More

More Tiny Trees from Our Mystery Bonsai Artist

5 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. A lot of age and character packed into such a small pot. I’m not sure what kind of tree it is. Perhaps and Ilex of some sort? Continuing with our unknown artist’s tiny trees from the other day  and our love affair with small bonsai. A love affair that grows as we age (sooner Read More

Canberra Bonsai Society Exhibition – Part 2

5 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. A few more photos of trees I liked or had interest, and maybe tomorrow I will post photos of the winners. Hinoki cypress Lilly pilly (Syzigium australe) Melaleuca linarlifolia “claret tops” Gum – Eucalyptus nicholii. Pity the screen isn’t tall enough. Leptospermum laevigatum Washington hawthorn – I thought it could have Read More