Boon’s Tamarack and 4 Pots – Which Do You Prefer?

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. One American larch (Larix laricina) and four pots (plus the original). Which do you prefer? All this images in this post were borrowed from Boon Manakitivipart (the image above is a composite that we put together). Yesterday, April 21st was our first day of spring here in northern Vermont (not technically, Read More

A Superb Atlas Cedar Before & After Bonsai

1 day ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This elegant before and after Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica) is by Valentín Cruz. Before we go any further, I’d like to invite you back to yesterday’s post to see a correction and an apology. It all started when I missed the word ‘style’… Sticking with Valentín Cruz, our new found and very talented Read More

Another Excellent Before & After Bonsai

3 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Shimpaku juniper (Juniperus Sargentii var Shimpaku) before and after by Valentín Cruz. Valentín’s caption reads Yamadori shimpaku, 23 years old, which does beg a question (see below) Last week we posted a dramatic before and after by Valentín Cruz, a young Northern California bonsai artist that we had just discovered. Now we’ve got another juniper Read More

Enjoy Your Bonsai with a Green T Turntable

4 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. A brilliant Trident maple bonsai resting regally on its Green T Hydraulic Lift Turntable this photo is cropped to fit on social media the original showing the full Green T is just below Order your Green T by the end of April and receive a FREE 25.00 Coupon for a future purchase – and Read More

Rugged Bonsai in the Perfect Setting

4 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. The natural look. This photo captures two things I love about Eladan Gardens. The first is the rugged uncontrived feel that characterizes Dan Robinson’s bonsai, and the second is the perfect setting. The tree is a Sierra juniper (Juniperus occidentalis). We seem to be stuck on Sierra junipers lately, but who’s Read More

Potting up a Hemlock-

5 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Some of you may remember the restyling of this large, old Mountain Hemlock, Tsuga mertensiana, a few years ago. This spring the wooden box it was living in was replaced with a low ceramic rectangle. The following is a photo essay of this final step in the progression- This was the hemlock in Read More


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Source: Hans van Meer Bonsai Blog. Hi everybody, this is the story about the repotting of one Yamadori Sabina that will end up with two?! I bought this nice mid-sized Yamadori a year ago and let it untouched all this time to make sure that it was enough settled and strong enough to repot safely. I Read More

Nature’s Bonsai & a New Identity for a Famous Tree

6 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. A Sierra juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) sculpted by wind and snow. It lives near Granite Lake at 8,500 feet in the Emmigrant Wilderness (near Yosemite in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains). This photo and the next two are borrowed from Bonsai Society San Francisco Still sticking with our Sierra juniper theme but with a twist (unintended). Rather Read More

Bonsai Boon: A Sierra Juniper’s Eight Year Journey

6 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Sierra juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) before and after by Boon Manakitivipart Staying with our Sierra juniper theme, this impressive bonsai originally appeared here in December, 2009 (approximately 3,000 posts ago) We’ve featured Boon Manakitivipart on this blog numerous times over the years, and for good reason. Boon is a highly accomplished bonsai artist and teacher whose enthusiasm Read More

OLIVE – Olea Europeo

7 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. One of the things I really enjoy doing is volunteering at the National Bonsai & Penjing Collection of Australia which is in Canberra. Some time ago a new bonsai was on loan to the exhibition, an olive, and I was quite taken by the presentation the artist had given the bonsai. Read More