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Mixed Forest Bonsai (& Others) by One of the Original Grand Masters

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This magnificent mixed forest is by Saburo Kato, who was one of the original old masters of Japanese bonsai. You can find it and other remarkable trees in his timeless classic Forest, Rock Planting & Ezo Spruce Bonsai. You can also find some of the moist comprehensive how-to bonsai instructions anywhere Read More

Wisteria Grown by Warren Hill-

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Starting from a one gallon plant 40 years ago, Warren Hill grew this massive Chinese Wisteria. He did an incredible job. It now has a 13″ base and a huge wingspan, requiring two people to move it. It is surprising how fast Wisteria can bulk up given the opportunity. And also Read More

The Magician’s Ezo Spruce Bonsai Forest

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Before and after,three years later. Masahiko Kimura ‘The Magician’ styled this Ezo spruce (Picea Glehnii) planting with a high mountain stand of conifers in mind Continuing with bonsai forests from the last two days… Looking at the after forest above, you might notice how the trees on the outside lean out in Read More

Elements of a Bonsai Forest

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. I stumbled across this European hornbeam (Carpinus betulas) by Walter Pall on his Bonsai Adventures blog. The shot looks like spring with some trees lagging behind others Following up on yesterday’s forest post, here’s one that originally appeared here in 2014. I think it’s one of our best on forests and worth Read More

Powerful & Realistic Bonsai Forest

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Impressive! I don’t know what the trees are, though they look like conifers, maybe even pines. It would be nice to have a closer look, but beggars can’t be choosey When I first saw caught site of this planting on Quoc Viet Tran‘s timeline, I was immediately struck by how powerful and Read More

Green T & Bonsai Wire Specials Ends Tonight

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. The famous Masahiko Kimura with his demo planting sitting on a Green T Plus at the World Bonsai Convention. 20% OFF GREEN T TURNTABLES ENDS TONIGHT STONE LANTERN SPECIALS 20% OFF TURNTABLES 25% OFF OKATSUNE TOOLS 100 GRAM AESTHETICS WIRE SPECIAL 40% OFF 10 – 24 ROLLS 50% OFF 25 OR MORE Green Read More

Two More Bonsai & Two Special Events at the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This dynamic and wild looking Shimpaku juniper, aka Sargent’s juniper (Juniperus chinensis var. Sargentii), with its barely visible living vein (or veins?), was donated to the U.S. National Bonsai & Penjing Museum (Japanese Collection) by Kenichi Oguchi in 1976. It has been in training since 1905. The Museum’s logo (below) was Read More

What Do FREE Bonsai Fertilizer & Football Have in Common?

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This might pass as artistic, but it’s really just a miserably failed photoshop effort. The bonsai drawing is by Rueben Roig I was going to do a post on the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum’s powerful new website, but WordPress decided to upgrade last night, and now I need to relearn Read More

20th Bonsai Trophy

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. It is now only a few more days before the doors open for the 20th “Noelanders” trophy. Or as it is called as of this year, just “The Trophy”.Over the years, the Trophy has grown to become the first important bonsai event in the year. With a large selection of top-quality Read More

Bonsai & Beyond (Maybe We Could All Use a Little Crazy)

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Just a little unconventional? Here’s what Michael Hagedorn wrote about this planting… “One of our experiments years ago in a Seasonal class: A collected Vine Maple on an internal armature of nylon boards, wrapped with sphagnum moss and planted with Licorice Ferns…sounds like a dish on a menu…” Michael Hagedorn is an American bonsai artist, teacher, Read More