REPOTTING ONE SABINA INTO TWO PRE-BONSAI!

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Source: Hans van Meer Bonsai Blog. Hi everybody, this is the story about the repotting of one Yamadori Sabina that will end up with two?! I bought this nice mid-sized Yamadori a year ago and let it untouched all this time to make sure that it was enough settled and strong enough to repot safely. I Read More

Nature’s Bonsai & a New Identity for a Famous Tree

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. A Sierra juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) sculpted by wind and snow. It lives near Granite Lake at 8,500 feet in the Emmigrant Wilderness (near Yosemite in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains). This photo and the next two are borrowed from Bonsai Society San Francisco Still sticking with our Sierra juniper theme but with a twist (unintended). Rather Read More

Bonsai Boon: A Sierra Juniper’s Eight Year Journey

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Sierra juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) before and after by Boon Manakitivipart Staying with our Sierra juniper theme, this impressive bonsai originally appeared here in December, 2009 (approximately 3,000 posts ago) We’ve featured Boon Manakitivipart on this blog numerous times over the years, and for good reason. Boon is a highly accomplished bonsai artist and teacher whose enthusiasm Read More

OLIVE – Olea Europeo

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Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. One of the things I really enjoy doing is volunteering at the National Bonsai & Penjing Collection of Australia which is in Canberra. Some time ago a new bonsai was on loan to the exhibition, an olive, and I was quite taken by the presentation the artist had given the bonsai. Read More

Prize Winners & Other Extraordinary North American Bonsai

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. The second place tree at the Artisans Cup (fall of 2015). It’s a Sierra Juniper that belongs to Tim Priest. The other winners are below Continuing with yesterday’s Sierra juniper theme (see the tree above). This post originally appeared here in March, 2016 (with a few updates today). It has been about Read More

A Dramatic Before & After Bonsai

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. An impressive Sierra juniper(Juniperus occidentalis) transformation by Valentín Cruz. It was originally dug by Ned Lycett   Before we start, we’ve got an update on yesterday’s post, thanks to Bill Valvanis (see below). Here we go again with another exceptional before and after bonsai. I found it on the artist’s timeline. His name is Valentín Cruz Read More

Is There a Best View for this Exceptional Japanese Maple?

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. One possible front view of a freshly leafing Japanese maple. But this is not just any Japanese maple; it’s an exceptional one and it’s in an exceptional (and probably very expensive) pot. I borrowed this photo and the others shown here from Michael Bonsai. Michael doesn’t mention the artist or owner, but we’ll give him a pass Read More

Great Close Ups and other Bonsai Wonders

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. It’s not that often that you’ll find a tree with with the top half of the trunk deadwood. When you do, and in the right hands, the result can be striking. It’s a Subalpine Fir (Abies lasiocarpa) that belongs to Ryan Neil (Bonsai Mirai). All the photos in this post are Read More

Bonsai Close Up

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Harry Harrington’s dramatic closeup of a Trident maple root-over-rock by Ian Cuppleditch. Sticking with Harry Harrington. But this time it’s photos he took of other people’s bonsai at the Expo Bonsai UK 2018 Show. Here’s what Harry had to say about them… “After many hours of editing my favourite images from yesterday’s Expo Bonsai UK Read More

THE SIGHTSEEING PICTURES OF MY VISIT TO BEAUTIFUL SLOVENIA.

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Source: Hans van Meer Bonsai Blog. Hi everybody, as promised here are the sightseeing pictures that I made last weekend when I visited beautiful Slovenia for my workshop at Tomaz Kovsca International Bonsai School “TORA”. All pictures are made with a 20 years old low pixel camera so they are not up to the level of Read More