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Omiya’s Pines, Bonsai Beauty & Heart

2 years ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Combining two arts and two artists, here’s a small piece of the translation with this striking photo… “Daiki Abe: Bonsai Artist. Takashi Eguchi: Photographer. Name: the two exhibition of bonsai and photography ‘Pine Beauty heart'” There is no species given with this pine, but it looks like a Japanese white (Pinus parviflora). Read More

Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, this time with new photos

2 years ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Japanese apricot (often referred to as Ume) at the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum in Saitama, Japan. You can see the whole tree below We’re going to continue with the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum today, but this time with newly posted photos from their facebook timeline. Ones we’ve never shown before 20% Read More

Masters of Refining Bonsai

2 years ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. We don’t usually feature photos with so much background noise, but this Trident maple is phenomenal and it’s the only shot we’ve got Just home from vacation. The return was supposed to be a two day trek, but snow added a day.  Anyway, it’s late and I could skip today’s post, but Read More

Another Mid Winter Tease

2 years ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. The new growth on Spruce is often a brilliant yellow. Almost like yellow flowers. In this case the spruce is an Ezo (Picea jezoensis). This one resides at the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum as do the other trees in this post. Continuing with our long trek  home from vacation, I found Read More

A Mid Winter Spring Color Tease

2 years ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Today we begin the long two day journey from sea and sun back to waist high snow and sub zero temps. So no time to put together anything new for you, though this one is old enough (June, 2015) where it will be new to most of you anyway. They are all Read More

Ugly vs. Pretty Styling

2 years ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. For any styling it’s good to ask: Do we leave it rough, or do we polish it off to as crystalized an image as we can? And the answer usually is, as with many things in bonsai, it depends. When is leaving a mess appropriate? With very aggressive work, with large branches Read More

Exceptional Before & After Bonsai

2 years ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This has to be one of the most compelling bonsai I’ve seen in a while. It has that wild, not overly refined look and though the deadwood is prominent, it’s not dominated by deadwood like so many trees. But perhaps the best of all are are the brilliant living veins and Read More

Defoliating Grandfather Bonsai

2 years ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Here’s Juan Adrade’s English caption for this magnificent old Trident maple. “Partial defolation on one of the grandfather trees. Close to 100 yrs old.” Here’s his Spanish: “Defoliación de las ramas exteriores en uno de los tridentes del abuelo de mi maestro. Este arbol posiblemente se acerca a los 100 años.” Read More

Himalayan Cedar

2 years ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This plant is sometimes call Deodar Cedar and some time it is called Himalayan Cedar but in any case it is Cedrus Deodara. Used for bonsai sometimes but is less favored than its cousin the Atlantic Cedar because of its longer needles, but none the less it is a good tree Read More

Three Before & After Bonsai – Two Junipers & a Pine

2 years ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Before and after bonsai styling 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. Juan Andrade was a long term apprentice at Bonsai Aichien nursery in Japan. We’ve been following Juan’s progress for a Read More