Bonsai Empire’s Advanced Course: Review

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Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Once more we have an educational video from Bonsai Empire, using the talents of Bjorn Bjorholm. This is the longest of the three courses so far from the team of Bjorn and Bonsai Empire, running a full 6 hours. This is a good and helpful course. The strengths of the Advanced Read More

The Soul of a Tree

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. “In Japan, I’m sure they would say this is not bonsai and cut this very long branch off,” says (Ryan) Neil. “But when I purchased this piece of material (Ponderosa pine), the only thing I could think is: man, how could you take this wild, undulating branch that — although it Read More

Greenwood Bonsai Studio’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Greenwood Bonsai Studio in Nottingham, England was established in 1978 by Harry Tomlinson. After Harry’s passing his two sons, Corin and Paul are the new proprietors and have developed the garden into the oldest and largest bonsai nursery and teaching studio in England. To celebrate this successful achievement Corin and Paul Read More

Black Hills Bonsai – What You Do to the Land, You Do to Yourself

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum) collected by Andrew (aka Andy) Smith and first styled by Walter Pall. It would hard to find a better pair for the job. Andy (Golden Arrow Bonsai) is a professional forester, master collector of wild bonsai and a bonsai artist in his own right, and Walter Read More

Bonsai Serpent & Two Buttonwoods

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. The serpent is hiding in plain sight. This magnificent tree belongs to Enrique Castaño, who has this to say about it: “This (Terminalia ucarillo) got the name Kukulcan from the Mayan mythology, Kukulcan was one of the serpents with feathers, kind of like a dragon.” The more I look at this Read More

Transplanting A Pine Bonsai

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Now that our deciduous bonsai are mostly transplanted and trimmed, its time to begin with the evergreen species. Many of the pines have been pinched, at least once and I have learned that this is the prime time to root prune and transplant established pine bonsai. 1985   This bonsai is Read More

South of the Bonsai Border

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Can something be both dynamic and relaxed? Or does it even make sense to talk about a bonsai as relaxed? In any case, this unique beauty makes its home at the Museo Tatsugoro – Estudio De Bonsai Miguel Ros, Fortin, Veracruz, Mexico. In case you’re wondering, what happened to the top of the Read More

Magnificent Monster

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. In addition to its brilliant color, this powerful Trident maple has almost everything you’d want in a bonsai, including a massive trunk, fluid natural looking nebari, good lines, a well-matched pot and healthy green moss. The artist is German Gomez. Continuing with our Maple theme… Leaving for vacation in two days and still Read More

More Magnificent Maples

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Luis Vallejo calls this Yama momji Japanese maple. Yama is mountain and momiji is Japanese maple (Acer palmatum). So you’ll sometimes hear this variety referred to as Mountain maple, which is the original, naturally occurring, non-cultivar Japanese maples. Because of the differences in the leaves, I’m guessing that this was originally several different trees Read More

Three Magnificent Maples

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This multi-hued beauty is from Luis Vallejo’s Museo de Bonsai in Alcobendas Spain (near Madrid). It’s hard to distinguish individual leaves (I need new glasses!) but they look like they might be Trident maple. Today we’ve got three magnificent maples, each with leaves ablaze. Even without their fiery leaves all three would be brilliant bonsai. Read More