Gilding the Bonsai

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Gilding the lily. Or more accurately, gilding the Satsuki azalea. You might like this brilliant tree in such a colorful pot when it isn’t blooming, but as is… well, you be the judge. I found the photo and the other two shown here on Kuanghua Hsiao’s timeline. Mr Hsiao wrote… By Bonsai Addicted, but we know better Read More

Bonsai Book Special 30% to 50% off Ends Tonight plus NEW Roshi Tool Sale

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. 30% to 50% off Bonsai Book Special ends Tuesday April 3rd at 11:59pm EDT     BRAND NEW SPECIAL Roshi Bonsai Tools 30% to 40% off list prices  ROSHI BONSAI TOOLS quality materials and craftsmanship make for precision, durability and beauty at exceptionally reasonable prices now even more reasonable     Deeply Read More

Perfectly Rugged & Bonsai Book Sale Ends Tonight

3 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. I am struck by just how rugged and natural this tree is. A fitting contrast with the way the it is presented; the professional studio photo, the quality stand and pot cleaned and oiled to perfection. As you can see, it’s a pine. I won’t bother to guess the variety. Only one tree today. Read More

Itty Bitty Bonsai

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Even though the crown is leaning back a bit, I’m going to call this side the front, given that it provides the best view of the trunk and the deadwood. The four photos of this tree are by Haruyosi, as are the tree and the pot. Continuing with our itty bitty Read More

Japan, here I come.

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: BonTsai Blog. Despite all my efforts meticulously planning for my visit to Japan, a few things slipped through the cracks. Among them my plug converters rendering my laptop a fancy paper weight to slow me down at airport security checks. As such I hand wrote this article 2 nights ago and now, in my Read More

More Bonsai Beans

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. The sweet little Japanese maple belongs to Hiroshi Kunii. Hiroshi calls the pot Maru (circle in Japanese). Continuing with tiny bonsai theme from yesterday…. I borrowed this post from June of last year. It’s definitely worth another look. The tiniest bonsai are called Mame in Japanese (bean in English) and the little Read More

Spindle from a nursery

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Spindle In Februay 2014 I was visiting a tree nursery. Strolling around the nursery, I noticed a pile of pulled up trees that were obviously on their way to the compost. In the pile I noticed a tree I did not immediately recognize. Asking the owner did not help either. “a Read More

A World of Bonsai Creativity

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Hand held bonsai come in handy (so to speak). Without the hand, it would be difficult to say just how small this tree is. This little gem and the others shown here, look like Shimpaku junipers (Juniperus sargentii Shimpaku) I just stumbled upon a new one for me. It’s called DANY Bonsai. Read More

A Perfect Example of Great Bonsai Ramification

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This magnificent Japanese beech (Fagus crenata) received the coveted Kokufu prize at the 88th Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition (the oldest and most prestigious bonsai exhibition in the world). Aside from its unique power and beauty, this tree provides a perfect example of what great ramification looks like (made even more obvious by Read More

Deciduous Bonsai & Fine Ramification

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Please excuse the fuzz. I lifted this image from youtube and the fuzz came along on its own (there are some still shots below without much fuzz). It’s a Field Elm (Ulmus minor) that belongs to Davide Cardin. The youtube video was shot at the 2016 Bonsai San Show in France. You can learn a lot Read More