Messages from Our National Bonsai Treasure

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. John Naka’s famous Pomegranate (Punica granatum) has been in training since 1963. It was donated to the North American Collection at the U.S. National Bonsai & Penjing Museum by Alice Naka in 1990. There’s something about a quality bonsai displayed with a beautiful scroll. Our thanks to Alexander Voorhies for this and the Read More

Ethics of Collecting: Backcountry Bonsai

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Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Collecting has been a thing for years in North America. And like many places, we do have eye-candy in wild areas that supports our bonsai desires. Wherever you live, if you go out seeking trees, please educate yourself in how to do it. Or buy trees from those who do know. Read More

PRIVET

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Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This privet was dug maybe ten years ago but I have been a bit neglectful with it and not given it enough attention. The leaf color is not a vibrant green like most other privets, there is a hole through the nabari and it is currently in an old Australian made Read More

Gilding the Bonsai

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Gilding the lily. Or more accurately, gilding the Satsuki azalea. You might like this brilliant tree in such a colorful pot when it isn’t blooming, but as is… well, you be the judge. I found the photo and the other two shown here on Kuanghua Hsiao’s timeline. Mr Hsiao wrote… By Bonsai Addicted, but we know better Read More

Bonsai Book Special 30% to 50% off Ends Tonight plus NEW Roshi Tool Sale

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. 30% to 50% off Bonsai Book Special ends Tuesday April 3rd at 11:59pm EDT     BRAND NEW SPECIAL Roshi Bonsai Tools 30% to 40% off list prices  ROSHI BONSAI TOOLS quality materials and craftsmanship make for precision, durability and beauty at exceptionally reasonable prices now even more reasonable     Deeply Read More

Perfectly Rugged & Bonsai Book Sale Ends Tonight

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. I am struck by just how rugged and natural this tree is. A fitting contrast with the way the it is presented; the professional studio photo, the quality stand and pot cleaned and oiled to perfection. As you can see, it’s a pine. I won’t bother to guess the variety. Only one tree today. Read More

Itty Bitty Bonsai

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Even though the crown is leaning back a bit, I’m going to call this side the front, given that it provides the best view of the trunk and the deadwood. The four photos of this tree are by Haruyosi, as are the tree and the pot. Continuing with our itty bitty Read More

Japan, here I come.

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Source: BonTsai Blog. Despite all my efforts meticulously planning for my visit to Japan, a few things slipped through the cracks. Among them my plug converters rendering my laptop a fancy paper weight to slow me down at airport security checks. As such I hand wrote this article 2 nights ago and now, in my Read More

More Bonsai Beans

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. The sweet little Japanese maple belongs to Hiroshi Kunii. Hiroshi calls the pot Maru (circle in Japanese). Continuing with tiny bonsai theme from yesterday…. I borrowed this post from June of last year. It’s definitely worth another look. The tiniest bonsai are called Mame in Japanese (bean in English) and the little Read More

Spindle from a nursery

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Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Spindle In Februay 2014 I was visiting a tree nursery. Strolling around the nursery, I noticed a pile of pulled up trees that were obviously on their way to the compost. In the pile I noticed a tree I did not immediately recognize. Asking the owner did not help either. “a Read More