Natural Bonsai Winner

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Mark Arpag’s American larch won the All American Bonsai award at the 6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition. The rough hewn pot and stand (looks like a piece of wood), along with the wild ground cover, provide the perfect complement to the natural feel of the tree. I cropped Oscar Jonker’s photo for closer look at the Read More

Ankerwycke Yew 2500-year-old Tree

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Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. The National Trust’s oldest tree, this iconic 2,500-year-old (I think a lot older) yew is steeped in history. According to popular belief, it was beneath this tree that King Henry VIII courted Anne Boleyn, and some reports suggest that he even proposed in its shadow. While Magna Carta is said Read More

Two More Award Winning Bonsai Favorites

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. I like the undulating parallel living veins on Jeremiah Lee’s ABS award winning Sierra juniper (Juniperus occidentalis). I cropped the original (see below) for a closer look Continuing with the prize winning bonsai from the 6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition, today we’ve got Oscar Jonker’s photos of the winning ABS Award Bonsai and the Finest Tropical Bonsai Read More

JAPANESE BOX

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. A few days ago I posted a photo of a shohin Buxus Microphylla but this one is much larger. I took photos now as this larger bonsai is also in flower and I just like it. This tree was dug from a local garden about seven years ago and I think Read More

Winning Shohin & Mame Bonsai

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. The winner of the Finest Mame Bonsai at the 6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition. It’s a Willow leaf ficus (Ficus neriifolia) that belongs to Johnson Teh. No dimensions are given, but some sources list mame as up to 4″ (10cm) tall. Others go a little taller. Oscar Jonker took the photo. I cropped Read More

Prune Your Pines Now—In Early Fall-

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Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. If we’re very busy with fall things like getting kids back to school and thwarting cold weather with insulation, we may have limited time to wire our pines. And yet simply pruning pines in the early fall will greatly enhance the vigor of interior shoots and will likely create new buds. The Read More

2018 6thUS NATIONAL BONSAI EXHIBITION Review

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog.   This year’s 2018 US National Bonsai Exhibition was held in East Rochester, New York on September 8-9, 2018. Over 40 volunteers worked hard from the Rochester area and also Canada, North Carolina and Ithaca from Tuesday through Friday to build backgrounds for showcasing nearly 300 of the finest bonsai in Read More

More Winning Bonsai & Some Value Added

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. The winner of the Finest Evergreen Bonsai at the 6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition. It’s a Rocky mountain juniper (Juniperus scopulorum) that belongs to Tim Priest. Oscar Jonker took the photo. I cropped it for a closer look. The original is below Continuing with the prize winning bonsai from the 6th U.S. National Bonsai Read More

JAPANESE BOX – Shohin

7 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This Buxus microphylla has been with me for a few years now and is about 25cm high. I took these photos because the tree is in flower and that is nice. The photo of the flowers is not my best photo ever but I hope you get the impression. Go to Read More

Winning Deciduous Bonsai & a Little Break with Tradition

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Winner Finest Deciduous Bonsai at the 6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition. The tree is a Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) that belongs to Dennis Vojtilla. I cropped Oscar Jonker’s original photo (see just below) for a closer look Continuing with the prize winning bonsai from the 6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition, today we’ve got the Read More