Bill Valavanis Inducted into the Bonsai Hall of Fame

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Source: Bonsaibark. Bill Valavanis, who just last week was inducted into the U.S. Bonsai Hall of Fame is shown here with the newest donation to the U.S. National Bonsai and Penjing Museum collection. It's a Dwarf Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris R.A.F.*) that was completely container grown by Bill for over 45 years. The other day, Read More

More Brilliant Bonsai in Full Fall Colour

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Source: Bonsaibark. The leaves on the table provide a nice touch in this photo of Harry Harrington's English elm (Ulmus minor) in full fall colour*. From Harry's bonsai4me website Continuing with fall colour*… Yesterday was shades of red. Today’s pallet is a bit more varied. All the trees and the pot below belong to our friend Harry Read More

Brilliant Japanese Maple Bonsai in Full Fall Color

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Source: Bonsaibark. Japanese maple in full fall color. You might notice the unusual mounded nebari as well as the outstanding movement in the trunks and branches. Our source doesn't mention the variety or the owner of this brilliant tree It’s peak fall color here in Vermont, though where we live it doesn’t look like a banner year. Mostly it’s Read More

Stolen Bonsai

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Source: Bonsaibark. This juniper was reported stolen from Kim's Bonsai Nursery in Phelan, California. If you live in Southern CA, keep a eye out. I just googled stolen bonsai and was surprise to see how many trees were recovered and return to their rightful owner Many years ago when I was partner at New England Bonsai, theft Read More

Bonsai of the Day

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Source: Bonsaibark. This dramatically undulating Japanese Maple in its spectacularly vivid full fall foliage splendor (blame it on too much coffee) resides at Showa Memorial Park in Japan. I stumbled upon it and some other mind popping photos on a recent post titled Bonsai of the Day by Oscar at Bonsai Empire. The only connection Read More

A Good Time to Enjoy Flowering Bonsai

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Source: Bonsaibark. Satsuki azalea displaying a perfect blend of white with a touch of pink and soft green. The flowers dominate right now, but it's no accident that the color of the pot enhances the deeply grooved trunk and nebari. An earlier shot of the same tree appears below. Continuing with Andres Alvarez Iglesias and his wonderful Read More

Evolution of an Intricately Carved Bonsai

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Source: Bonsaibark. Another intricately carved yew. There's something about yews that just beg to be carved, even though with such hard wood it's labor intensive. Unless you have nothing but time, power tools are a must. The artist is Andres Alvarez Iglesias. Here’s Fred Chenal’s Caption that he posted with this tree… “SURPRISE GUEST….. Andres Alvarez Iglesias will be joining Read More

Breaking the Bonsai Mold – Japanese Red Pines

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Source: Bonsaibark. For every highly stylized Japanese bonsai, there's one like this that breaks the mold. It's a Japanese red pine from Japan's 80th Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition (2006). Sticking with bonsai from famous Japanese exhibitions, it’s back to Kokufu. Though this time it’s Japanese red pines (Pinus densiflora), instead of the more common Japanese black and Read More