Eccentric Bonsai: Too Strange, or Just Strange Enough?

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog.

Strange as this old tree is, it all works together with a blend of eccentricity and balance (and remarkable ramification*). This photo and the others in this post are from Peter Tea Bonsai Way back in 2009 and early 2010 we ran a series of posts that we called Eccentric Bonsai. Maybe it’s time to resurrect the series. If so, this one-of-a-kind Trident maple seems like a good place to start. We originally posted this tree in December, 2011. It was borrowed from Peter Tea’s blog.  Peter was an apprentice at Mr. Junichiro Tanaka’s Aichi-en bonsai nursery at the time. Peter takes good photos and writes of his experience there with a fresh, easy to read perspective. To an old editor that’s an unbeatable combination SITE WIDE SALE ENDS SOON Everything Is At Least 20% off Items already discounted are more than 20% off SAME DAY SHIPPING** **Orders placed by 2:00pm EST will be shipped the same business day discounts are computed at checkout – Here’s that unusual (grotesque?) nebari up close. And here’s what Peter had to say about it: “A close up of the root spread.  Even the root spread of this tree is strange.  Answer me this, would a more natural radial root base go well with the rest of the tree? or vise versa?  My first impression of this root base was, “what is this?”  When I looked at the overall tree again this root spread turned out to be so right for this tree (there is an important lesson to learn here). If you don’t believe me, look…

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