History of a Mountain Hemlock-

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Years ago a student brought this Mountain Hemlock into a Seasonal session. We styled it in the fall of 2012, and it later made an appearance at the Artisans Cup and is now spending the year at the Portland Japanese Garden display. Please check it out if you drop through Portland, Read More

American Larch Season

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. I found this photo in an article about larch at Bonsai Empire. No artist or owner is given. It’s most likely a European larch (Larix decidua), though I can’t say for sure. Here’s a quote from the article… “The larch is a popular Bonsai species, since trunks grow thicker quite quickly and the tree Read More

Boreal Bonsai King

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. One of Nick Lenz’ famous larches. The larches we’ll be offering this fall (see below) aren’t this old or nearly this refined (Nick is in a league of his own), but they are off to a good start. Monday morning, the sun is shinning and buds are just starting to swell. Spring Read More

Boon’s Tamarack and 4 Pots – Which Do You Prefer?

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. One American larch (Larix laricina) and four pots (plus the original). Which do you prefer? All this images in this post were borrowed from Boon Manakitivipart (the image above is a composite that we put together). Yesterday, April 21st was our first day of spring here in northern Vermont (not technically, Read More

A Superb Atlas Cedar Before & After Bonsai

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This elegant before and after Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica) is by Valentín Cruz. Before we go any further, I’d like to invite you back to yesterday’s post to see a correction and an apology. It all started when I missed the word ‘style’… Sticking with Valentín Cruz, our new found and very talented Read More

Another Excellent Before & After Bonsai

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Shimpaku juniper (Juniperus Sargentii var Shimpaku) before and after by Valentín Cruz. Valentín’s caption reads Yamadori shimpaku, 23 years old, which does beg a question (see below) Last week we posted a dramatic before and after by Valentín Cruz, a young Northern California bonsai artist that we had just discovered. Now we’ve got another juniper Read More

Enjoy Your Bonsai with a Green T Turntable

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. A brilliant Trident maple bonsai resting regally on its Green T Hydraulic Lift Turntable this photo is cropped to fit on social media the original showing the full Green T is just below Order your Green T by the end of April and receive a FREE 25.00 Coupon for a future purchase – and Read More

Rugged Bonsai in the Perfect Setting

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. The natural look. This photo captures two things I love about Eladan Gardens. The first is the rugged uncontrived feel that characterizes Dan Robinson’s bonsai, and the second is the perfect setting. The tree is a Sierra juniper (Juniperus occidentalis). We seem to be stuck on Sierra junipers lately, but who’s Read More

Potting up a Hemlock-

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Some of you may remember the restyling of this large, old Mountain Hemlock, Tsuga mertensiana, a few years ago. This spring the wooden box it was living in was replaced with a low ceramic rectangle. The following is a photo essay of this final step in the progression- This was the hemlock in Read More