Extreme Bonsai

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Perfect! The tree is a Savin juniper (Juniperus sabina) and you already know the painting. Before I realized that Gaicomo Pappalardo’s bonsai nursery is called Extreme Bonsai, I was taken with how unusual many of his trees are. Now it all make sense. Today we’ve got three of Gaicomo’s Junipers that caught my Read More

Will Baddeley Carving Workshop

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: BonTsai Blog. Thanks to the generosity of John (known as reddog on bonsainut) and Bob out at Kimura Nursery I was able to attend Sunday of the weekend Will Baddeley carving workshop. I came out of this workshop learning a few things: 1) Ume has thick bark, 2) Don’t wear flip flops around power Read More

Before & After Bonsai – Rediscovering a Juniper’s Natural Beauty

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Here’s Tyler Sherrod’s caption for a job well done…. “Just wired up this juniper for Joe Noga. He has owned this tree for about 30 years. It was grafted with kishu foilage by Mr. Mas Ishii of California. Another cool piece of history of bonsai in America.” Monday morning and we’re Read More

Tilting the bonsai

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Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. Sometimes a bonsai creation works well and sometimes a gentle adjustment in one factor can result in a great improvement. In this case a seed grown Ficus natalensis in the exposed root style appears to work quite well. Making a simple adjustment and tilting the tree to the right improves the Read More

David Rizwan: “Bonsai is for everyone”

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Source: The National Bonsai and Penjing Museum. When David Rizwan first saw a bonsai tree while searching online for plants to decorate his apartment, he thought there must be something “magical” about it. “It’s a common misconception that there’s something mysterious there,” Rizwan said of bonsai. “There is a general lack of knowledge in the Read More

THE DARK SIDE OF BONSAI.

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Hans van Meer Bonsai Blog. Hi everybody, this is a sad post concerning a darker side of our great Bonsai hobby, namely the death of one of our beloved and cherished little trees. And when it one time unavoidably happens it makes me, even more, realize that I am working and dealing with living beings Read More

When to Let a Tree Run Off Leash by Michael Hagedorn

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This luminous Japanese maple in full fall color is from Michael Hagedorn’s Crataegus Bonsai Portfolio. I don’t know for sure when, or for how long Michael lets this one off the leash, but after reading the article below, I have some idea. Here’s an important topic that we seldom hear about. So Read More

A Little Imagination and a Whole Lot of Experience and Skill

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This dramatic Mountain Hemlock was recently restyled (reimagined) by Michael Hagedorn and friends. Here’s part of a quote by Michael… “Very old Hemlock …. often have idiosyncratic branching, and in the restyling … we tried to feature the lines of these unusual branches that were created in the wild, without influence or manipulation in the Read More

ATLANTIC CEDAR

5 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. What do you get a person with everything they need, simple answer is another tree to play with! This tree was given to me by my family who couldn’t decide what to buy me for a birthday so they all pitched in to buy this tree. It was nursery stock that Read More