Japanese Maple Bonsai Through Three Seasons

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Japanese maple in its fall brilliance. From the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum Continuing with Maples at the Omiya Bonsai  Art Museum we came up with this one from our archives. It’s a single Japanese maple in three stages of it’s annual migration through the seasons. There’s a lot to like about this tree but Read More

2018 6th US NATIONAL BONSAI EXHIBITION Coming soon!

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. The 2018 6thUS National Bonsai Exhibition will be held on September 8-9, 2018 at the Total Sports Experience in East Rochester, New York. Our first US National Bonsai Exhibition was held in October 2008 against warnings that the event would never succeed because of the vast area of our country and Read More

Maple Bonsai Perfection & New Lower Wire Prices

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This Trident maple on root-on-rock is called Soshun-no-fu. It’s estimated age is 80 years.  Like the other two trees in this post it’s from The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum Lots to do to get ready for the 6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition (Rochester, NY, September 8th & 9th), so we’ll make this Read More

A Juniper Orchid (to go with our Pine Orchid…)

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Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Some of you might remember a quirky Shore Pine that we put on a post in 2017, calling it the first Pine Orchid in the yard. Yesterday this juniper was styled, and it hangs on the neighboring post that supports the shade cloth structure (thank you Bobby Curttright). The juniper is a Read More

Eisei-en Grand Opening

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Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. After months of planning, preparation and building, we are excited to announce the Grand Opening Event of Eisei-en Bonsai Garden in Mount Juliet, TN on September 1-2, 2018! The event is open to the public from 9am-5pm both days, with free demonstrations by Naoki Maeoka (Japan) and Mauro Stemberger (Italy). Read More

A Bonsai in Hand – a Quick Study on Perspective

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This Willow left Ficus (Ficus nerifolia) belong to Suthin Sukosolvisit. If you are familiar with this species and know something about its typical leaf size, then you may not be fooled by the presentation. However, if you aren’t familiar with this variety of Ficus, you might imagine that the tree is considerably larger than Read More

Kissing the Rock

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. That’s a rock sticking out on the left side of this Trident maple. According to Juan Andrade, the maple is kissing the rock (Arce “besando” la roca) Continuing with the bonsai of Juan Andrade… Juan is one of a whole host of young Western apprentices (Costa Rica in Juan’s case) who Read More

A Kimura-esque Bonsai Transformation

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This Kimura-esque transformation was accomplished by Juan Andrade. Here’s Juan’s caption… “Trying to make the shortest tree you can when styling a bonsai? Hmmm … ? 2 yr. project comes to fruition at AichiEn. 2016: I bent, cutback, repotted with the assistance of John Milton and Martin Díaz. 2018: I styled Read More

2018 41st Annual Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. The 41stMid-America Bonsai Exhibition sponsored by the Midwest Bonsai Society was held at the beautiful Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. Held on August 17-19, 2018, this well organized and attended exhibition is one of the oldest exhibitions the country. The Chicago Botanic Garden has an excellent and diverse bonsai collection Read More