Canberra Bonsai Society Exhibition – The Winners!

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. At most shows and exhibitions there are a few prizes for the best trees and Canberra is no exception. So without further ado, here are the winners. In third place an English Hawthorn. In second place a Sabina Juniper. Drum roll please, and the winner was a Japanese Black Pine. Also Read More

Bonsai Potter Martin Englert plus Video

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. Earlier this month I met up with Martin Englert at the European Bonsai San Show 2018. An inspiring bonsai potter from Osnabrück in Germany, his exquisite hand-painted porcelain works completely contrast with his earthy honest wood-fired pots. By the time I got over to his vendor table a lot of Read More

More Tiny Trees from Our Mystery Bonsai Artist

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. A lot of age and character packed into such a small pot. I’m not sure what kind of tree it is. Perhaps and Ilex of some sort? Continuing with our unknown artist’s tiny trees from the other day  and our love affair with small bonsai. A love affair that grows as we age (sooner Read More

Canberra Bonsai Society Exhibition – Part 2

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. A few more photos of trees I liked or had interest, and maybe tomorrow I will post photos of the winners. Hinoki cypress Lilly pilly (Syzigium australe) Melaleuca linarlifolia “claret tops” Gum – Eucalyptus nicholii. Pity the screen isn’t tall enough. Leptospermum laevigatum Washington hawthorn – I thought it could have Read More

Coming Soon! Another Great Bonsai Expo

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Based on what we’ve seen and heard about their past shows, this one promises to be a real winner. I wish we could say see you there, but we’ve got other plans. Still, I hope you can make it. I’m sure you’ll be happy you did. Here’s your link to their website Read More

A High Degree of Bonsai Skill, Artistic Vision & No Lack of Deadwood at the Recent European Bonsai-San Show

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Close up of the intricate deadwood on a Sabina juniper (Juniperus sabina) that belongs to Xavier Massanet. You can see the whole tree below Finally, some good photos from the recent European Bonsai-San Show! Salvatore Liporace was kind enough to post them on his timeline under the heading European Bonsai Show Saulieu Awards 2018!!!. No mention Read More

Canberra Bonsai Society Exhibition

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. Last weekend I attended to Canberra Bonsai Society exhibition/show at their new location and it was very good. Large space, separate area for the vendors and sales and the lighting was better than you normally have. It was also located on the north side of Canberra so easier for me to Read More

A Few Shots from the Asheville Bonsai Expo

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This muscular olive is from the recent Asheville Bonsai Expo. The photo and the others shown here are by Owen Reich. I cropped most of Owen’s originals, including this one (see below) for closer looks All the photos shown here were taken by Owen Reich at the recent Asheville Bonsai Expo. Owen doesn’t mention Read More

Tiny Bonsai & Colossal New Book Special

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. I’ve never seen such a small bonsai with so much deadwood. Looks like it a must be a tanuki (Phoenix graft). There no varieties given in English where I found this, but it’s pretty clear that this is a Shimpaku juniper There’s something about very small bonsai. Especially when they are Read More

Bonsai Stempede & You Don’t Need to Remove ALL the Wire

2 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Stampede. This photo is from Michael Hagedorn’s Crataegus Bonsai blog. It was taken just after restyling by Micheal and friends. The tree is a Ponderosa pine. The story of its name ‘Stampede’ is in a caption below (second photo down) Two for one. I wanted to show you a post about removing wire that Michael Hagedorn put Read More