The Emperor’s Bonsai

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. At least two things set this Root-over-rock  Trident maple (Kaede Ishitsuki – maple planted on a rock) apart from thousands of other root-over Trident maples on this planet. First there it’s exceptional quality, and second, it’s part of Japan’s Imperial Bonsai Collection. The tree’s age is about 90 years. Its height is 57 cm Read More

Another Trident Maple

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This is a classically shaped trident and is also the last one in this series. Go to the source blog (Watto Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: Another Trident Maple Read More

Imperial Bonsai in Training for 220 Years

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Here it is. It’s a Pinus densiflora (Japanese Red Pine) that was donated to the U.S. National Bonsai and Penjing Museum by The Imperial Household of Japan. It has been in training since 1795. My apologies for the fuzz. I cropped the original photo (from 2010, see below) for a closer Read More

Chinese Elm

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. A corky bark elm.   Go to the source blog (Watto Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: Chinese Elm Read More

You Don’t See Bonsai Like These Everyday

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. You don’t see bonsai like this every day. For me, there’s a temptation to grab my thinning shears. But first, it’s a good idea to take it in as is. And there’s a lot to take in. Especially the sheer weight of the remarkably lush foliage. And, if you can pull your eyes down to the Read More

Root Over Rock Trident Maple

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. A very good small tree. Go to the source blog (Watto Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: Root Over Rock Trident Maple Read More

A Quick Before and After Bonsai

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Before and after Juniper by Bonsai Mike made quick and easy (or at least quick). Here’s part what Mike wrote about this tree and the event where the transformation took place…  “I’d like to thank the Puget Sound Bonsai Association for bringing me up to Seattle… Here’s a before and after of Read More

A Fine Old Elm

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. English Elm Go to the source blog (Watto Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: A Fine Old Elm Read More

Two Legged Juniper – Before & After

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Sierra juniper (Juniperus occidentalis), before and after by Bonsai Mike. You can see the potential peeking out underneath the foliage in the before shot. Still, an impressive transformation Today’s tree belongs to Bonsai Mike, a first timer here on Bark (as distinguished from Michael Bonsai, who has appeared here numerous times). Here’s Read More