GREAT ARTICLE BY MICHAEL HAGENDORN “NEVER PINCH JUNIPERS”!!!

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Source: Hans van Meer Bonsai Blog. Hi Everybody, and happy new year to you all!!! I discovered this great to the point article by well know American Bonsai artist Michael Hagendorn that is simply called “NEVER PINCH JUNIPERS”!!! It convincingly and simply explains to you why you should never pinch a Juniper if you want it to stay healthy and flourish! And I want Read More

A Soon To Be Literati Atlantic Cedar

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Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This is a lucky tree because it has been to two workshops with talented people. The first one was in 2016 with Grant Bowie and the intent of the workshop was “heavy bending” which took some thick straight trunk section to one with some gentle curves. The second was with Carlos Read More

“These Bonsai Look Like They Were Made of Plastic”

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This Scot’s pine (Pinus sylvestris) is from the cover of Bonsai Today issue 104. It belongs to (or belonged to?) Walter Pall. He presented it as an example of a naturalistic bonsai Walter Pall yesterday, Walter Pall today. This one happens to be our first Walter post ever (June, 2009). It Read More

A New Year’s Story-

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Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Usually I offer the bungled photos of the year in a blooper reel to start the New Year. As I reviewed the year’s photos, however, it became clear that there weren’t enough qualifying photos. Which suggests either an uptick in selective shooting or a lack of studio clowns. Either way I Read More

One Famous Bonsai Artist, One Tree & One T-Shirt

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. I love this tree with its gently flushed little apples (crabapples), its muscular trunk, subtle movement, gradual taper and well-aged bark. I even love its handlebar branches.* Today it’s The Venerable** Walter Pall, famous bonsai artist, entertainer and entrepreneur. We’ll keep it short and sweet with just one tree and one photo of the Read More

A Scots Pine Bonsai

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. I like Scots pine, Pinus sylvestris and also many of it’s different cultivars. This bonsai is the common Scots pine, not a special variety. It began as a one gallon pot seedling in 1970 which cost me $5. The tree developed nicely into a masterpiece specimen in 2008. I sold the Read More

Bonsai Display Stands & their Trees

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Here’s David Knittle’s caption for this remarkable display: “Honduras rosewood table, 20″ x 8.5″ x 4″ high. It was built for this juniper rock planting displayed at the San Diego Bonsai Club’s Fall 2016 show.” Still wrapping up year end stuff, so we’ll take the easy way out and show you one Read More

One More Spring

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Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. The “one more spring” saying in bonsai is often heard when a special plant is under threat of not surviving and it is one of my personal favorite bonsai sayings. In August 2018 I dug a very different looking trident maple from the garden and I had great hope that I Read More

Quality Bonsai Deserves Quality Stands

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Closeup of a Japanese black pine (Pinus thunbergii) that was exhibited by John Kirby at the 2018 National Bonsai Exhibition. The display table was built by David Knittle (details are below with the uncropped photo) Flashing back to the 2018 6th National Bonsai Exhibition, here are a couple trees from the Read More