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Growing Pine Bonsai – Bonsai Books 50% & 30% off

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. One of the most famous Japanese white pine (Pinus parviflora) bonsai in the world. After restyling by Masahiko Kimura (aka the Magician). This photo is from the White pine gallery in our Masters’ Series Pine Book. Continuing with our growing Pine bonsai theme… If you would like to grow pine bonsai, a good Read More

Revisit: Twin Trunk Hemlock on a Nylon Board—

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. The last post about a Hemlock suggested that I might as well start a series on revisits from past work to see if they’ve gotten worse with time, stayed the same, or improved. Today we revisit one of the weirder things we’ve done here, putting a tree on a plastic cutting Read More

DEADWOOD AND WIRING WORK ON MY OLD YAMADORI PRUNUS MAHALEB FROM SLOVENIA.

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Hans van Meer Bonsai Blog. Hi, everybody, two weeks ago we had some record-breakingly warm weather so it was a great opportunity to do some wiring and deadwood work on one of my favourite Prunus Mahaleb Yamadori’s from Slovenia. This pre-Bonsai is full of naturally burned and sun-bleached deadwood and I want to recreate that in the Jin Read More

Plucking & Pinching Some Extraordinary Pines

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Not only is this an extraordinary cascading bonsai, but there’s a story being told by the way the candles are strongest on the bottom third of the tree. Normally on apically dominant trees (like pines), you would expect the most vigorous candles at and near the top of the tree. My guess is Read More

DOING WORKSHOPS IS SOOOO MUCH FUN!!!

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Hans van Meer Bonsai Blog. Hi everybody, I had the good fortune to give some workshops these last months and there are more planned for the coming months here in Holland and abroad! And although I love to give a demo like the one planned in Slovenia in a few weeks time, workshops are still Read More

Mystery Bonsai Artist – Koyo Tool Special Ends Tonight

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Here’s what a machine translation from Japanese to English looks like… “70 times with kuromatsu stone, and the 77th Chinese National exhibition. 85 million yen. 15 years ago, when I was 32 years old, I applied for the first time in Japan’s National Exhibition, and I was elected, and I was Read More

Hiroshi’s Bonsai Beans

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This little Trident maple (Acer Buergerianum) is just 10.8cm tall (4.3″). It was started from seed twelve years ago. Hiroshi is a potter, so you might assume that the pots shown here are his, though I couldn’t make much sense of the translations provided with the photos. Hiroshi refers to the pots Read More

A Little Bonsai History

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This famous Chinese elm (Ulmus parivflora) planting is by Zhao Qingquan, reknowned penjing artist, teacher and author of two best Penjing books in the English, Penjing: the Chinese Art of Bonsai and Literati Style Penjing Yesterday we featured a couple of events and photos from the Pacific Bonsai Museum. So, just for Read More

Coming Soon, Brilliant Bonsai Fest at the Pacific Bonsai Museum

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. While you are visiting the The Pacific Bonsai Museum’s Bonsai Fest (see below) you can enjoy their current LIVING ART OF BONSAI: ELEMENTS OF DESIGN exhibit. A perfect twofer. Bonsai Fest! Comes to Federal Way. A two-day celebration over World Bonsai Day – Mother’s Day weekend Details below… Stone Lantern’s bONSAI AESTHETICS WIRE Read More