Bonsai Empire The Advanced Bonsai Course review

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Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. Part 1 of Advanced Bonsai Course https://www.bonsaiempire.com/courses A simple look at the internet shows quite clearly that there is an army of so-called “professionals” and “teachers” out there – those whose ability to switch on a camera and make YouTube recordings of themselves butchering a tree far surpasses their actual Bonsai Read More

Satsuki Flowers, Maple Leaves, a Tiny Lizard & Other Bonsai Wonders

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. It’s that time of year. Here’s David Benavente’s caption… Rhododendron indicum “Shin Nikko” hoy, en plena floración (today in full bloom). 45x55cm (18″ x 21.5″) It’s been a while since we’ve featured David Benavente and his Estudio de Bonsái. It’s in Galapagar, Spain. Just outside of Madrid. The photos are from David’s Read More

Unique Tropical Bonsai – Tool Special Ends Soon

8 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This tropical Dwarf black olive (Bucida spinosa, not a true Olive or Olea) with its melted wax feel and gaping trunk is a unique tree that only Mother Nature and Mary Madison’s skilled hands could create. It’s from the 2008, 1st U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition album (out of print, but we Read More

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

Bonsai Legacy: Zelkova

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Source: The National Bonsai and Penjing Museum. One of the most interesting aspects of bonsai is their legacy. The tree that rests upon our benches today may have lived multiple human lifetimes before even starting its training in a pot as bonsai. From that starting point, the tree enters into the daily care of watering, Read More

The Soul of a Tree

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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

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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

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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