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Under Appreciated Bonsai?

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This single tree with five trunks is an Rough bark Japanese maple (Acer palmatum Arakawa). It was  imported from Japan by Akina Bonsai, Poland and redesigned by Walter Pall last month. As you can see, Walter decided to use guy wires. The trunks are on the large side for bending and moving with conventional wiring and Read More

Bonsai Mystery Solved

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. If your short term memory is still functioning, then you might remember this tree from yesterday. Or from March, 2014, when we first featured it. If you forgot it from four years ago, join the club. Here’s part of the caption from that 2014 post… “Carob Tree (Ceratonia silicua) by Salvador de Los Reyes Read More

Kokufu-ten 2019 Bonsai Tour

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. We are excited to announce sign-ups are now open for our 2019 Kokufu-ten Japan Bonsai Tour!  We will be visiting several of the top Bonsai Gardens and Nurseries around Japan, from Osaka to Omiya, touring famous temples in Kyoto, and of course viewing the Kokufu-ten Japanese National Bonsai Exhibition. We Read More

Four Before & After Bonsai

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Before & after (antes y depues) Shimpaku juniper by Salvador de los Reyes. Four for the price of one. Still sorting our from vacation (no vacation goes unpunished) so it’s back to our archives (July, 2012). All four transformations are by Salvador de los Reyes. Two Big Specials End Sunday Night Koyo Tools Read More

An Exceptional Bonsai – Before & After

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Here’s an excellent example of a before and after with an already established tree. It just needed a talented bonsai artist and some free time to bring it back to its previous splendor. In this case the artist is Gabriel Romero Aguade. The tree is an impressively masterful Chinese juniper (Juniperus chinensis). Not that you don’t Read More

45th Upstate New York Bonsai Exhibition & Sale

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. The 45th Upstate New York Bonsai Exhibition was successfully held on May 19-20, 2018 at the Monroe Community Hospital in Rochester, New York. Nearly 100 bonsai were displayed by members of the Bonsai Society of Upstate New York Inc. The Rochester chapter of Ikebana International presented a display of their flower Read More

Back Savers – Suthin’s Shohin

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Bonsai in hand. This little masterpice by Suthin Sukosolvisit looks like a Chinzan Azalea. But that’s just a guess. Suthin doesn’t say. Still recovering from vacation and a serious computer meltdown (fixed now by there’s chaos in its wake), so it’s back to our archives. This one originally appeared in August, 2009 (Bonsai Bark’s Read More

When the Sun Gets Too Hot

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Award winner at the 2012 U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition for the Finest Deciduous Bonsai. It’s a Japanese Maple by Suthin Sukolosovisit of Royal Bonsai. It has little to do with the topic of this post (except that Japanese maple leaves are prone to sunburn), but you might like to know that the 2012 U.S. Read More

Double Helix: Limber Pine Revisit

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. This fella got a new shoe this spring. For years—4 more than necessary—it lived in a wooden box simply because I couldn’t find a pot of the right shape that was still deep enough to hold a strange and unforgiving root system. Above the soil surface was another matter, as the Read More