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Bonsai Up Close – Fertilizer Special Ends Tonight

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Harry Harrington’s dramatic closeup of a Trident maple root-over-rock by Ian Cuppleditch. Sticking with Harry Harrington. But this time it’s photos he took of other people’s bonsai at the Expo Bonsai UK 2018 Show. Here’s what Harry had to say about them… “After many hours of editing my favourite images from yesterday’s Expo Bonsai Read More

Bonsai, a infection with no cure

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. I know exactly when it started, a guy that gave me a little oak tree that he had grown from an acorn, unbeknown to me I had been infected with a condition that would take over my life. I bumped into him a few years ago and he saw that Read More

Before & After Bonsai – A Remarkable 7 Year Transformation

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Before and after of one Harry Harrington’s famous privets. Here’s Harry’s caption… “For completion, the large Privet bonsai defoliated, wood-hardened and re-styled last month, now back in leaf and ready to live out its days with its new owner near Birmingham (U.K.). Seen here in 2010 after I was given the Read More

Que Hermoso Bonsai!

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. I believe this pine (variety unidentified) belongs to Pavel Slovák (see below for links). I assume it’s yamadori (bonsai collected from the wild) and the lower trunk’s curve is the result of countless years of snow load. Monday morning, so we’ll make it quick with a one tree post. I found it Read More

A Bonsai Artist on a Mission

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This rugged beauty with its luminous fall foliage is a Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia). Like most of the photos shown here, it’s from Harry Harrington’s bonsai4me website It has been a while since we visited our friend Harry Harrington, a bonsai artist on a mission to style ten thousand bonsai in one lifetime (or so it Read More

New Apprentice at Crataegus: Jarryd Bailey

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Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. In the summer of 2016 a visitor from Tasmania dropped into our studio for a visit. He spent a few hours with us, and asked if by chance there were any openings in classes the next couple weeks. As it happened, there was an unexpected opening and we were able to Read More

Three Magnificent Trees & the 6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Bill Valavanis air layered these three Koto Hima Japanese maples from the same tree back in 1986. A couple things happened when I discovered the photos above on Bill Valavanis’ timeline. First, I was impressed with the trees and their history and thought you might enjoy them, and second… I realized that it’s time to remind Read More

Growing Ficus from roots

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. One method to propagate new plants is from root cuttings. These are heavy pieces of root that are cut off during the potting or re-poting process. Select a root that shows some nice movment and plant the lower end into bonsai soil. Leave 1-6″ of the top of the root exposed. Read More

A Brilliant Before & After Bonsai from Humble Beginnings…

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Before and after Japanese maple. Another magical transformation by Suthin. We’ve been enjoying some excellent before and after transformations lately. Particularly ones by our friend Suthin Sukosolvisit, one of our most prolific and brilliant North American bonsai artists (Suthin is originally from Thailand, but he has been here long enough to to have American children and grandchildren, so I Read More