Growing bonsai from Seed

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Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. “Misho” is the Japanese term for bonsai trees grown from seed. Growing bonsai from seed is something that bring me lots of enjoyment. It is however a process that takes a lot of time. Growing a tree to the size that there is enough of a trunk to look convincing as Read More

2020 45th Gafu Ten Shohin Bonsai Exhibition– Part 1

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. https://v0.wordpress.com/player.swf?v=1.04&guid=RIfcuoSb&isDynamicSeeking=true This morning the 45th Gafu Ten Shohin Bonsai Exhibition opened in Kyoto, Japan. This is the highest-level exhibition to show small size bonsai. Although a shohin bonsai exhibition, there were quite a few mame bonsai compositions as well as chuhin (medium) size bonsai. I have been fortunate to have visited Read More

Clean, Cut, & Carve. Zelkova in Autumn

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Source: Ry2Tree2 Bonsai Blog. Source material: 2019, December 4-8          Today we're discussing my small Zelkova, aka Japanese Elm, which I introduced you to previously in my Halloween bonsai post. Fall and winter are a great time for improving the branch structure on deciduous trees due to all their glory or faults being laid bare Read More

Shunka-en Bonsai Museum & Taisho-en Bonsai Garden

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Shunka-en Bonsai Museum The Shunka-en Bonsai Museum of Kunio Kobayashi is always a special treat for our bonsai tours. Located in central Tokyo it is easy to find and visit. Here you can see superb developed masterpiece bonsai as well as many still in training, some in wooden boxes. But, perhaps Read More

A Visit To Saitama Prefecture

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog.   Our first day of touring the Japanese bonsai world included Mr. Morimae, Mr. Kimura, Omiya Bonsai Art Museum and the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum. Seiji Morimae’s S-Cube business and Uchiku-tei Garden Located about an hour north of Tokyo in Hanyu, Mr. Morimae has the largest collection of bonsai, suiseki, art Read More

Bonsai winter protection

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Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. To start off.. Happy new year! On several fora the last few weeks I see questions regarding protection against harsh weather for bonsai. When asking for details, almost always the harsh weather means temperatures dipping in frost regions for a few hours or days. Temperatures mentioned are hardly ever below -5c Read More

Winter flowers?

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Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. The Brazilian raintree has not realized yet it is winter. Half of the summer the tree was dormant. But now.. It has exploded with growth in the window sill. Since about a week it is even flowering! Go to the source blog (Growing Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: Winter Read More

Yew bonsai from hedging material

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Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. History of hedgerow yew for bonsai Some 5 years ago I pulled a Taxus hedge from a garden. Upon collecting I realized that the plants had been planted without taking of the netting that the grower of the original plants had put on the rootball for transport. The roots had grown Read More

Nick Lenz Exhibition

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Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Nick Lenz is an American bonsai artist. Some of his best known trees are the combination of the statue of Penelope, embraced by a Larch, and the Devil’s Cedar, a Northern White Cedar with deadwood that gives the impression of a devils’ head. Both bonsai give an out of this world Read More

A Holiday Story-

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Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Some may recognize this as a previous post entitled ‘A New Year’s Story’, and I beg forgiveness for the repeat; finishing up Bonsai Heresy (proofing just completed) has been all-absorbing. But I figured this story had continued utility, like last year’s advent calendar does: Usually I offer the bungled photos of Read More