A Massive Bonsai Masterpiece

8 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This massive masterpiece is a Japanese beech (Fagus crenata) Yesterday we featured an impressive Japanese beech and today we’ve got one that takes impressive to another level.  We’ve shown it before, but the best trees are always worth another look. There was no attribution with our source so we don’t know who it belongs to, though based on Read More

Winter preparation in Bonsai

8 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. About removing leaves In my part of the world temperatures are falling. Days are shortening and many trees are dropping their leaves. Time therefor to look at our bonsai and consider the winter. Next to providing some form of protection agains the effects of cold wind on bonsai, the effect of Read More

Bonsai, Babies & Roshi Tools

8 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Three photos of the same tree at different times. I think it’s probably the same baby too. No identification of the tree is given, but it looks a lot like a Japanese beech I try to focus on bonsai and stay away from babies and kittens (here on Bark at least), but for Read More

An Autumn Visit To Omiya Bonsai Village

8 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Today we spent a pleasant 68F sunny day in Omiya, Japan. Our small group of only six people afforded us the opportunity to get around easily and have plenty of time to absorb the beauty of beautiful Japanese bonsai. Our first stop was the bonsai garden of Masahiko Kimura, The Magician. Read More

Bonsai Solstice

8 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. “A Bonsai Solstice’ is back! Bring your family & friends, take time for reflection, and enjoy the magic of bonsai by twinkle-lights“ 5th Annual ‘A Bonsai Solstice’ This looks great. If I were driving distance from the Pacific Bonsai Museum I’d put it on my calendar. Fortunately this is not the only Read More

Late Spring Trim – Acer Campestre

8 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This bonsai flowered quite well and then produced many seeds, but now it is time to reduce the growth a little bit and cut all the seed pods off. This is part of the annual cycle for this tree and I have occasionally left a few seeds to mature to grow Read More

Natives Is Here! Brilliant & Unique, Bonsai at Its Best

8 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. We’ve all waited long enough and now the Pacific Bonsai Museum’s Natives is here. We’ve featured some photos in the past, but now we’ve got the real thing. One hundred and five mind stopping pages. Now available at Stone Lantern Here’s the Museum’s description… “As artistic representations of trees, bonsai are Read More

Meet A Few Of My Good Friends

8 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. For the past 50 years I’ve been teaching bonsai in Rochester, New York. Thousands of students have been introduced to bonsai through my courses and workshops. Many students enjoy the hobby, are talented and want to improve their techniques. A good number continue with me and become good friends. Often students Read More

Before & After Bonsai – Tie Pot Special Ends Tonight

8 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Before and after by Koji Hiramatsu. No species is mentioned, but given that Koji lives in Japan and that the tree looks like a Japanese black pine (Pinus thunbergii), that’s probably a good guess. Though I have been fooled by Japanese red pines (Pinus densiflora), another two needle pine We’ve featured Koji Hiramatsu Read More

Spruce Forest Time Lapse–

8 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. This is a time lapse in two photos. Which isn’t much of a progression, but flipping between the two images there are some changes, most significantly the building of the foliar masses into proto-pads, creating density. Each spring as the new shoots come out they are pinched approximately in half (less Read More