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The Fortingall Yew over 5000 years old

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Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. The Fortingall Yew, a heritage tree of international importance situated in the Highland Perthshire village of Fortingall, eight miles west of Aberfeldy in Scotland. On a VERY windy day in October, I visited TheFortingall Yew in Glen Lyon the tree is at the geographical heart of Scotland and stands within Read More

Bees on the Privet Flowers

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Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. In some places the common old privet is not considered a good tree for bonsai. In other places it is used extensively and admired, thus is the life of this species. This is Ligustrum Vulgare and I have had it for a long time. It was rescued from a garden where Read More

Defying Bonsai Convention Without Even Blinking – Site Wide Sale Ends Tomorrow

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Defying convention and coming out with flying colors. Walter Pall repotted this maple during the heat of mid-summer and it didn’t even blink So why are we talking about mid-summer when it’s freezing outside? Well, really there’s no good reason except today I’m flying and driving from the Rockies home to Vermont, so Read More

First potting for a Prunus Mahaleb

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Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. This tree is an air layer created by my great friend Hans van Meer, it’s been 4 years in the making and was styled by me in March this year. The potting took place as it was strong and ready to go into a bonsai pot. Prior to repotting work Read More

Where in the World?

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. No caption with this one, but it looks a lot like three Shimpaku junipers growing on a precariously balanced stone, with small ground cover plants and moss Back to Bill Valavanis’ Japan journey. Today we’ll show you some of his photos from 2018 38th Nippon Bonsai Taikan Exhibition. Just bear in mind that Read More

2018 38th Nippon Bonsai Taikan Exhibition Part 4

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. I spent my fourth and last day of study at the Nippon Bonsai Taikan Ten. Each time I traveled through the exhibition new trees, companion plantings and display are discovered. After the exhibition and sushi, I return to my hotel to check the photos and adjust interesting images for digital viewng. Read More

Great Pots Deserve Great Trees

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Barbados cherry (Malpigia glabra) by Hsieh, Cheng-Hua These three magnificent trees with their equally magnificent pots are from the 2008 Taiwan Bonsai Creators Exhibition booklet which appears on Bonsai Shari Si-Diao, Cheng, Cheng-Kung’s website. All three photo originally appeared her in April, 2011 20% OFF SITE WIDE SALE  at STONE LANTERN SEE BELOW Read More

Growing Ginkgo bonsai from seed.

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Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. An old tree from seed In some way there is something magical about growing Ginkgo bonsai. Bonsai is of course all about growing miniature trees that give the impression of age and tranquility. And how better to do this by growing a living fossile? The species Ginkgo biloba is estimated to Read More

2018 38th Nippon Bonsai Taikan Exhibition Part 3

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog.   Bonsai artist Shinji Suzuki is chairman of this year’s Nippon Bonsai Taikan Exhibition. I’ve attended about 30 of these exhibitions and this year, with Mr. Suzuki’s direction there are numerous changes. Some of the exhibition areas are much taller than normal. It looks like some of the rows are a Read More

A Literati Red Pine with All the Desired Qualities

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Here’s what Michael Bonsai has to say about this tree… “My Japanese Red Pine (Pinus densiflora) recently styled by Bjorn Bjorholm at Eisei-en. Quoting Bjorn ‘Reminiscent of the famous #bonsai known as Kuon, this Japanese Red Pine possesses all of the desired qualities of a Meiji era (1868-1912 CE) #literati style Read More