Nearly 40 years

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Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. This is a Ficus rubiginosa grown from seed collected by a friend while traveling in Australia. I bought the young tree from him about 40 years ago. The photo shows how the tree has evolved from the left side photo taken in 1985 to the right photo taken in 2019. Rubginosa Read More

Two Major Bonsai Events Part 1 – Where Will You Be the Second Weekend of April?

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This shot of a Tsukumo cypress(Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Tsukumo’) is from one of Bonsai Boon’s famous Which Pot Would You Choose? posts. Boon is one of the headliners the upcoming 2019 American Bonsai Society (ABS) Convention, April 11 – 14 Boon Manikitipartit       Ryan Neil         Enrique Castaño  Headliners at the Read More

More Kokufu Bonsai, but Still Just Scratching the Surface

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Full cascade Shimpaku (Juniperus chinensis Sargentii) at this year’s Kokufu Exhibition. I like the meandering play of the deadwood with the living vein. Something that works especially well with Shimpaku bonsai. This and the other photos in this post are courtesy of Bill Valavanis We’ve got some more of Bill Valavanis’ Read More

Before & After Bonsai – Japanese Red Pine

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Here’s a before and after of a Japanese red pine by Marco Invernizzi Following up from yesterday, we’ve a couple more Japanese red pines (Pinus densiflora) for you, including this before and after by our friend Marco Invernizzi. We’ve featured Marco’s bonsai going way back to early days of Bonsai Bark and Read More

2019 93rd Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition Part II– Part 2

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. This is my last day at the exhibition and this will be last blog entry. Officials estimate that approximately 1,200 people have visited the exhibition daily. The crowds vary during the day, and sometimes its impossible to photograph, so repeat trips are necessary. I’ve walked over 24 miles looking at bonsai Read More

A Walk, & Stumble, Through Kunio Kobayashi’s Shunka-en Bonsai Museum

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. It’s always a treat to wander through the Shunka-en Bonsai Museum in Tokyo. There are more and more and larger and larger bonsai to appreciate and learn from. Today’s wander, and stumble down the stairs did not disappoint.     Clearly, Japanese black pines are the king in the museum. They Read More

2019 6th Japan Suiseki Exhibition

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. The 6thJapan Suiseki Exhibition is being held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Ueno Park, Tokyo, on February 14-17, 2019. This is the same venue as the Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition, but in a different gallery on the 2ndfloor. Seiji Morimae was able to get a five year contract to hold Read More

For Every Highly Stylized Bonsai, There’s One that Breaks the Mold

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. For every highly stylized Japanese bonsai, there’s one like this that breaks the mold. It’s a Japanese red pine from Japan’s 80th Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition (2006) Yesterday we featured several trees from this year’s Kokufu Exhibition, including a couple Japanese pines (Black and White). Today we’ve got some Japanese Red pines Read More

"The Fruits of Our Labor"

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Source: Ry2Tree2 Bonsai Blog. Date published: 2019, February 14Source material: 2017, February          One of the most rewarding parts of my "apprenticeship" at Elandan has been the annual Northwest Flower and Garden Show – America's second largest gardening convention. Every year, some 60,000+ enthusiastic visitors fill the Washington State Convention Center. They come Read More

019 93rdKokufu Bonsai Exhibition Part 2– Part 1

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. The second half of this year’s 93rdKokufu Bonsai Exhibition is being held on February 14-17, 2019. This half is quite beautiful, one of the best ever! Many people often mention that this year, or that year are the best editions. However, most have a limited exposure or visits to this exhibition. Read More