If You Only Visit One Bonsai Event This Year…

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. THE ONE BONSAI SHOW NOT TO MISS! Time to register and make your plans for accommodations etc. Bill Valavanis has all the information you need right here Come visit us and our field grown Larches in the Vendors Section. We look forward to seeing you there! Bill Valavanis air layered these three Koto Hima Japanese Read More

Something for Bonsai Rock Planting Lovers & Fans

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Great stone. Great planting. All but the lowest juniper appear to be growing in pockets of soil in the stone. This is referred to as a root-on-rock bonsai. It looks like the lowest one has its roots growing down into the pot (protected for now by moss). This would be root-over-rock style. The artist Read More

New Book: ‘Bonsai Heresy’

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Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. This book has been in the works for some years now. To those who were aware of this and have been asking ad nauseam when it will be done, I now have an answer. Soon. Bonsai Heresy is about the myths of common bonsai technique and thought. The book recounts some of Read More

Celebrating a Half Century of Bonsai

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. I think this speaks for itself. Especially if live within driving distance. Here’s you link NEW ROSHI TOOL SPECIAL 30% OFF LIST PRICES FOR CARBON STEEL TOOLS 40% OFF LIST PRICES FOR STAINLESS STEEL TOOLS Roshi Tools are famous for  precision, durability, beauty and very reasonable prices STONELANTERN.COM – Go to Read More

Hanging off a Cliff Somewhere in the Alps

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This  very distinctive bonsai belongs to Mauro Stemberger. The rock was made by Erik Križovenský, a master of unique pots and other creative vessels for planting bonsai. No mention is made of the type tree, but it looks like some type of Juniper. I cropped Mauro’s original photo (below) to get a closer Read More

A Few Bonsai for the US National Bonsai Exhibition Benefit Auction

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. A Benefit Auction will be held at the 2018 6thUS National Bonsai Exhibition to support the event. It will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 4pm, immediately after the last demonstration at the US National Bonsai Exhibition. The event is open to anyone attending the exhibition. Bonsai, suiseki, containers, Read More

Size Matters & Small Is Beautiful

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Robert Steven’s digitally enhanced version of a Trident maple by Carl Morrow (the photo Carl submitted is below) Continuing with the bonsai wisdom of Robert Steven, this was one of our earliest of his famous critiques (September, 2010). I’ve added the copy just below today, but Robert’s expert comments are exactly as wrote them Read More

The Jerry & Karen Kral Garden

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Each summer our Bonsai Society of Upstate New York Inc gathers and has tours to interesting gardens or nurseries in the greater Rochester, New York area. This evening we had the privilege to visit the garden of Jerry & Karen Kral who have developed a common size city yard into a Read More

A Most Unusual & Provocative Bonsai Extravaganza

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. I don’t know how big this planting is, though I’m leaning toward pretty big. Impressive too with its sophisticated sense of depth (larger trees in front and smaller toward the back). Not to overlook the very large pot with its flowing lines and no doubt hefty price tag. This photo and Read More

The Passing Of Hatsuji Kato

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog.   I’m sad to report the passing of Hatsuji Kato, fourth generation proprietor of Mansei-en Bonsai Garden in Omiya Bonsai Village, Japan this morning, July 23, 2018. Hatsuji Kato, 76, was the first son of bonsai pioneer Saburo Kato. Saburo Kato had three sons and a daughter. In the beginning all three Read More