An Exceptional Bonsai – Before & After

2 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Here’s an excellent example of a before and after with an already established tree. It just needed a talented bonsai artist and some free time to bring it back to its previous splendor. In this case the artist is Gabriel Romero Aguade. The tree is an impressively masterful Chinese juniper (Juniperus chinensis). Not that you don’t Read More

45th Upstate New York Bonsai Exhibition & Sale

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. The 45th Upstate New York Bonsai Exhibition was successfully held on May 19-20, 2018 at the Monroe Community Hospital in Rochester, New York. Nearly 100 bonsai were displayed by members of the Bonsai Society of Upstate New York Inc. The Rochester chapter of Ikebana International presented a display of their flower Read More

Back Savers – Suthin’s Shohin

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Bonsai in hand. This little masterpice by Suthin Sukosolvisit looks like a Chinzan Azalea. But that’s just a guess. Suthin doesn’t say. Still recovering from vacation and a serious computer meltdown (fixed now by there’s chaos in its wake), so it’s back to our archives. This one originally appeared in August, 2009 (Bonsai Bark’s Read More

When the Sun Gets Too Hot

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Award winner at the 2012 U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition for the Finest Deciduous Bonsai. It’s a Japanese Maple by Suthin Sukolosovisit of Royal Bonsai. It has little to do with the topic of this post (except that Japanese maple leaves are prone to sunburn), but you might like to know that the 2012 U.S. Read More

Double Helix: Limber Pine Revisit

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. This fella got a new shoe this spring. For years—4 more than necessary—it lived in a wooden box simply because I couldn’t find a pot of the right shape that was still deep enough to hold a strange and unforgiving root system. Above the soil surface was another matter, as the Read More

DISPLAY STAND

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. During a recent trip to the local rubbish dump to dispose of some green waste I noticed a piece of timber that I thought might be useful in the construction of a bonsai display stand, or two. It was very dirty and had a degree of wood rot together with “use Read More

Bonsai Perfection – Time to Dream

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Just in case you think your monster bonsai is too big for a Green T Hydraulic Lift Turntable… The following is the caption for this photo (from G T’s site)… “Matsuda san is the new entry in the Masahiko Kimura Bonsai family and her page Kimura’s home Bonsai has already gained world Read More

Bonsai de Brazil

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. For the past two weeks, I’ve been trekking through Brazil, experiencing the people, food, and of course the Bonsai!  I wasn’t sure what to expect before arriving, but the country did not disappoint, particularly in the quality bonsai material. Check out the latest vlog below to get a glimpse of Read More

Clip & Grow Bonsai – No Wire Necessary

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This massive Trident maple most likely started in a field somewhere and was allowed to grow quite tall (the fastest way to thicken the trunk) before it was cut back. This first cut was the beginning of clip and grow styling (see below). The owner/artist of this outstanding bonsai is German Read More

Bonsai Art & the Art of Bonsai

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. The day has barely started and I’m already running out of superlatives. I guess spectacular will do in this case. It’s a Korean hornbeam (Carpinus turczaninowii) that belongs to Ian Stewartson. The photo is from Bonsai Art’s website. Delving into our archives, while sticking with our German theme (see yesterday). This one Read More