A Few Shots from the Asheville Bonsai Expo

4 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This muscular olive is from the recent Asheville Bonsai Expo. The photo and the others shown here are by Owen Reich. I cropped most of Owen’s originals, including this one (see below) for closer looks All the photos shown here were taken by Owen Reich at the recent Asheville Bonsai Expo. Owen doesn’t mention Read More

Tiny Bonsai & Colossal New Book Special

5 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. I’ve never seen such a small bonsai with so much deadwood. Looks like it a must be a tanuki (Phoenix graft). There no varieties given in English where I found this, but it’s pretty clear that this is a Shimpaku juniper There’s something about very small bonsai. Especially when they are Read More

Bonsai Stempede & You Don’t Need to Remove ALL the Wire

6 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Stampede. This photo is from Michael Hagedorn’s Crataegus Bonsai blog. It was taken just after restyling by Micheal and friends. The tree is a Ponderosa pine. The story of its name ‘Stampede’ is in a caption below (second photo down) Two for one. I wanted to show you a post about removing wire that Michael Hagedorn put Read More

A Few Takeaways from the Joe Harris III Seminar on Satsuki Azaleas-

7 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Every year we invite a talented bonsai artist to talk in the studio here for our summer Crataegus Bonsai Seminar, and this year it was filled to overflowing with more than 30 people in a space that was built to teach 6. We were well rewarded for the sardining, however, as Read More

A Dangerously Beautiful Tree that Grows Against all the Rules of Bonsai

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. I borrowed this luminous Amur maple (Acer ginalla) from Mariusz Folda’s Ibuki Studio Bonsai & Ceramics. Here’s Mariusz’ caption… “Everybody who knows the growth characteristics of the variety knows how ginalla is unique with their branch structure. It happens that It just grows against all ‘the rules of bonsai’ ?  Still I wanted Read More

NRW bonsai Days

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. At the end of September the exhibition of the state of northrein westfalia had their annual exhibition. Being a member of a bonsai group in NRW, I was there to in general help out. Also, it was the first show with a tree of mine on display (jay!). A short impression.. Read More

Brilliant Bonsai in Full Fall Colors & Other Famous Trees

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Always nice to lead with a little color. This cheerful full fall color Trident maple belonged to Suthin Sukosolvisit when we first showed it way back in 2009. I don’t know who the lucky owner is now Still trying to catch up from vacation so it’s archive time again. I used to Read More

Goulburn Bonsai Society Exhibition 2018 Part 2

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. There were a couple of “winners” from the exhibition, plus there was also some goodies to purchase. Chinese Elm Another Chinese Elm It appears that the corky bark Chinese elms were a hit with the public as well as with the judge. If you had a few dollars to spare there Read More

One Sweet Little Tree While Waiting for More

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Our first photo from the just completed 2018 European Bonsai Sans Show. The tree belongs to Carlos Beto. I couldn’t find the species or size, but it looks like a Sohin (small) Cotoneaster. In any case, it’s got all the right stuff; heavy trunk with good movement, a strong nebari, and attractive little Read More

Goulburn Bonsai Society Exhibition 2018

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. Last weekend the local bonsai society held its annual exhibition. This year we had a new location again and the space available was terrific. There was plenty of room for the exhibition itself, for a sales area (very important) and also an area for demonstrations which were appreciated by the public. Read More