Brilliant Autumn Bonsai At The International Bonsai Arboretum

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. The 2018 summer growing season has come to an end with a hard freeze a few days ago. But, before winter arrived, my deciduous bonsai decided to put on a show and I’d like to share thier beauty with you. The spectacle of green foliage turning rich red, yellow and orange Read More

Why do bonsai leaves change colour in fall

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Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. We all know it. Deciduous trees turn from green to shades of yellow/orange/red and eventually brown at the end of the growing season. But why? Do trees make loads of pigments in fall turning the tree into a festival of colour for our enjoyment? Or is something else happening? Trees have Read More

Kimura Playing with Bonsai

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. One of Masahiko Kimura’s famous juniper rock plantings at the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum. Here’s their caption… “Autumn Special Exhibition: Contemporary Bonsai Masters: Masahiko Kimura; Playing with Bonsai, the Origin of His Works” Today’s photos are from the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum. I don’t know who the photographer is, but the results Read More

Finding a Way to Improve Any Bonsai

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Robert Steven’s simulation of a Pemphis acidula that was submitted by Nurul Fajri (the original photo is below). Traveling today, so it’s archive time. We first featured the critique back in November, 2013. The tree is exceptional and worth another look When I opened my email from Robert Steven and glanced at Read More

A Review: Online Shohin Bonsai Course by Morten Albek

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Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. Morten Albek has a very relaxing voice perfect for introducing you to Shohin Bonsai, that combined with VERY high production values and detailed content make this course a pleasure to watch and understand. The course starts with a 4-minute video overview of the course contents and from this short introduction, Read More

A Bonsai Feast for Tired Eyes

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. A feast for tired eyes!* Two day ago we featured a photo of Bill Valavanis’ full moon maple. Yesterday Bill sent us this photo of the same tree. The other one was good, but the detail and over all quality is even better on this one Off to see Hamilton in Boston tonight, so Read More

Trimming and wiring the little ones

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Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. I really enjoy growing bonsai from seed and seedlings. It is of course not the fastest route to growing a bonsai, but I find it really enjoyable. This weekend it was time again to trim and wire these smallest of trees in my garden. Every year I trim these back, and Read More

Fat Trunks & Small Pots 2

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Bright yellow is a strong color, but I think this tree can handle it. The dense foliage and sturdy trunk are the keys. The artist is Tomohiro Masumi. No variety is given A few months ago we featured Tomohiro Masumi in a post titled, Fat Trunks, Small Pots. Now we’ve got Read More

Bill’s Blazing Backyard Bonsai Brilliance

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Bill Valavanis’ famous Full moon maple in all its glory I’ve been meaning to knock your socks off (do people still say that?) with these photos of Bill’s Brilliant back yard for a few days now, but wanted to get all the fact straight first. Turns out time isn’t on my side so Read More

Plum – with Fruit

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Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. One of the great pleasures of growing bonsai of the flowering and fruiting type is that you get to appreciate the significant changes throughout the seasons, bare in the winter, flowers in the spring, fruit in summer and leaf colour in autumn. Such substantial changes you do not get in conifers. Read More