Botanical Misnomers & an Old Tree from Left Field

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Source: Bonsaibark. You like unconventional? Crazy? How about daring? Notice how the color and design of the pot plays with the wild deadwood and the small touch of moss on the left mirrors the foliage. Just another bonsai from left field by crafty old Nick Lenz, master left fielder, author and preeminent collector-from-the-wild of cedars, Read More

Playing with images to design your tree

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Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. One thing that I find very useful is to photograph my trees on a regular basis. This allows me to see how the trees progress over time and lets me photographically change the images to see if a better design emerges from the image manipulations. A series of pictures to illustrate Read More

Olive #1

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Source: Walter Pall Bonsai Blog. getting better – slowly. Read More

When not to use colanders for developing young bonsai

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Source: Bonsai Tonight Blog. I’ve been using colanders and perforated pots like pond baskets for years to grow pines. They’re great for developing roots, they allow for frequent watering and they’re easy to find. What they aren’t great for are developing deciduous bonsai – at least, not without proper watering. Most deciduous trees want a Read More

Like a buttonwood 

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Source: Adam’s Art and Bonsai Blog. Green cones, white flowers, clean verdant leaves, backlit, life energy flowing through the veins and around the margins. Ancient species, a bridge between the fossil and the new. From Africa, cradle of life, floating over the ocean. At home in the island, the keys, the cays, the long coast and Read More

Monster Bonsai, True Confession & the Meaning of Life

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Source: Bonsaibark. It's hard to tell just how large this monster is from this photo (cropped from the photo just below), but it does provide some notion of how massive the trunk is and a pretty good look at the details on the pot... In the past I’ve always managed to post in spite of Read More

Creating something from nothing

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Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. Ficus ‘Mystery’ developed from root cutting, having little interest Wrap the trunk with plastic ribbon Apply heavy wire over the ribbon Take two small branches and fuse them with cable ties More cable ties placed along the branches to help fusion and develop a heavier branch more quickly Final result is Read More