Two Before & After Bonsai – Juniper & Pine

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog.   We found these two photos at Bonsai Shikoku. All the text is Japanese and there are no intermediate photos, so what you see is what you get. At a glance you can see that the foliage has been thinned in order to expose most of the trunk and some of Read More

A Steady Stream of High Quality Shohin Bonsai

3 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. There are few things more delicate than fresh spring Maple leaves (Trident maple in this case). This and the other bonsai in this post are by Haruyosi Still on vacation so we’ll keep borrowing from our past. This time it’s Haruyoshi’s little trees. Haruyosi has been making and photographing a steady stream of high quality shohin Read More

Four Shohin Bonsai & a Strange Translation

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Miyazato Rintaro posted these four small trees last month. Here’s a strange machine translation for you… “For Sale. I’m going to give it to the net in the afternoon. This time, from mini bonsai to small pieces, We have a tree with sights. Please contact us” Shohin means a small thing Read More

Before & After Root-Over-Rock Black Pine Bonsai

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Root-over-rock Japanese black pine by Suthin Sukosolvisit. No major restyling, but still a striking improvement. Sutin’s caption reads simply… “Japanese black pine 2011-2013” The original before and after photos are from Suthin’s timeline Still on vacation, so we’ll simplify by borrowing from our archives. This one first appeared here almost exactly one year ago Continuing Read More

Juniper Bonsai – Before & After

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Before and after on an already established Juniper procumbens. By Naoki Maeoka Traveling today, so we’ll make this sort and sweet. It’s what you might call a maintenance before and after. The tree is already well developed and just needs and expert’s touch to bring it back to it former glory and Read More

The Cutting Edge of Bonsai Innovation

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. The play of light and shadow… This photo is from the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum. Here’s part of the machine translation… “Japanese yew, Autumn Special Exhibition: Contemporary Bonsai Masters: Masahiko Kimura; Playing with Bonsai, the Origin of His Works” You can read more and see other masterpiece bonsai photos here Even though I think Read More

Sabina Juniper, Another Happy Accident

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. The original caption from Milan Karpíšek reads “Sabina of my friend ready for a show.” From this we might assume that the tree belongs to a friend and was styled by Milan, but we know about assumptions. The trees shown here are from Milan Karpíšek’s fb photos (Milan is from the Czech Republic). Like Read More

Our New Website is Coming!

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Source: The National Bonsai and Penjing Museum. We will be launching our new and improved, mobile-friendly website on January 17th. Here’s a preview of what it will be like! Go to the source blog (The National Bonsai and Penjing Museum) to read the full article: Our New Website is Coming! Read More

Walter’s Wild Sabina Juniper

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. A recent photo of Walter Pall’s wild Sabina juniper. There’s a much older photo of this tree below Second leg of our journey to the sun this morning, so once again we’ll take the easy way out and continue with a Walter Pall posts from our archives. This one is from May 2017, with Read More

Bonsai Adventures, Three Hornbeams

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Oriental hornbeam (Carpinus orientalis) from Walter Pall’s Bonsai Adventures blog Staying on track with Walter Pall for at least another day. This time it’s three hefty Oriental hornbeams from Walter’s Bonsai Adventures blog. Time is of essences (leaving for a couple weeks in the sun later today) so we’ll provide the Read More