The Evolution of Bonsai

6 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This photo and the others shown here are from a post by Ryan Neil titled, Bald Cypress #1, Evolution I recently found these photos and an eye opening story by Ryan Neil on his Mirai blog. It’s titled Bald Cypress #1 Evolution. Ryan’s story touched on American trees and American bonsai and how they Read More

Bonsai Superlatives

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. I’m running out of superlatives. How about… ‘somewhere north of magnificent.’ My only question is, could the pot be a little bigger? By Hsieh, Shun-Chin of Taiwan Continuing with spectacular Ficus bonsai… Though the Taiwanese aren’t alone, a large dose of creative bonsai energy seems to be emanating from that unique island. Read More

Does Rain Damage Bonsai Trees?

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: All Things Bonsai Blog. We get lots of people contacting us with bonsai related questions. Here is one on how rain affects bonsai trees. The question being does rain damage bonsai trees.   Hi Adam I recently purchased a Chinese elm from you and after reading your advice have decided to leave it outside Read More

More Ficus Bonsai – Amazing Roshi Tool Special Ends Friday

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Finest Tropical Bonsai & Finest Accent Plant. The tree is a Tiger bark Ficus (Ficus microcarpa) by Hoe Chuah. I’ve cropped this lead photo to show just the tree (a photo showing Soon Chuah’s companion is just below and a photo of the tree with the companion is below that). The Read More

6th U.S. National – Bonsai on a Steady Upward Curve

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This award winning dwarf Japanese garden juniper (Juniperus procumbens ‘Nana’) belongs to Creighton Bostrom of Waxhaw, North Carolina. The photo is from the 5th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition. You can find it and all the other trees in the Exhibition Album. The same goes for the 4th Exhibition (the albums for 1, 2 and Read More

Elevated Company

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. The sheer power of this magnificent tree places it in elevated company. It’s a 50cm (20″) tall Ficus microcarpa by one of our favorite South American bonsai artists, Nacho Marin of Venezuela. The pot is by John Evans of the USA. Yesterday we featured a Ficus from Taiwan, so picking up that thread… and Read More

Off to Japan

1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: BonTsai Blog. Today’s the day. What can I say? I guess I feel anxious, a little afraid, but equally excited at the same time. The whole idea of moving to Japan has been pretty surreal. Although I’ve been preparing the past few months it feels like nothing has changed. I’ve been preoccupied with graduating, Read More

Movement, Power & Artistic Freedom

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Abstract bonsai art. I think there’s a temptation to judge trees with elaborately carved deadwood. But maybe it’s best to just appreciate the skill involved and not worry about too much deadwood or whether the result look like our sense of what’s natural or not. Not to downplay the importance of Read More

43rdPark Ave Art Festival & Gudmund Jos Olsson

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. This is the 24thyear I have been selected to display and sell bonsai in the Park Ave Art Festival. My Monday Senior Crew and I create indoor bonsai for the public to introduce them to the art. Easy to maintain sub tropical species are used so they have good luck keeping Read More

Not All Bonsai Need Deadwood

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. It takes a strong tree to handle a pot like this. This Pistacio (Pistacia chinensis Bunge) has at least two features that qualify: its muscular trunk which works well with the depth of the pot (deep pots with thin trunks just don’t work) and its lushly hued full crown which contrasts with the pot’s brilliance. Today Read More