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"The Fruits of Our Labor"

6 days ago Nebby 0
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

6 days ago Nebby 0
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

Kokufu Bonsai! It’s that Time of Year Again

6 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Dwarf Kumquat. Even though there are more dramatic trees to choose from, I picked this one to start with in part because of the pot. The tree isn’t so bad either with its muscular little trunk and profusion of tiny Kumquats. This photo and the rest shown here are from Bill Valavanis’s Read More

A Private Visit to Omiya Bonsai Village

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Yesterday the Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition was closed to switch out all the bonsai masterpiece. and replace them with a couple hundred new masterpieces. It will open in a few hours for Part 2. Also opening is the 6thJapan Suiseki Exhibition, where I’m an exhibitor and member too. Fuyo-en Bonsai Garden I Read More

Bonsai Before & After – Three Year Progression

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. A three year progression on a Himalayan juniper (Juniperus squamata) by Josef Burschi We’ve got new Before & After for you. This time with an intermediate stage between the before and after. There is a small caveat however. The tree is a Tanuki* (Phoenix graft).  I think most Japanese bonsai artists Read More

2019 93rdKokufu Bonsai Exhibition Part 1– Part 2

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. All the bonsai were lovingly cared for all day long.   Part 1 of the 93rdKokufu Bonsai Exhibition ended yesterday. Today, Wednesday, all the bonsai will be replaced with new specimens for the public to enjoy and study. For me, personally, it’s kind of like a new semester in my intense Read More

Bonsai Forest Rock Plantings

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. That’s Ryan Neil’s hand (Bonsai Mirai) posing for a professional photo with a very large root-on-rock planting. Here’s his caption: “In the studio today with @hornbecker shooting for the Artisans Cup promotional material” (from 2015). He doesn’t say what the tree’s are. If you’d like to see the uncropped original, it’s Read More

2019 93rd Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition Part 1– Part I

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. The 93rdedition of the Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition is being held on February 9-12, 2019 in the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Ueno Park, Tokyo. This, the finest and most prestigious bonsai exhibition in the world has always been held in the same venue for 91 events. When Norio Kobayashi and Count Read More

Flowering Cherry Bonsai – Few and Far Between

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This is perhaps the strongest Flowering cherry we’ve featured in our ten years of posting. Its muscular trunk, aged bark and profusion of lovely flowers make for an impressive showing Good Flowering cherry bonsai seem to be few and far between. In our ten years of posting (about 3.500 posts), we’ve Read More