Brilliant Backyard Bonsai Garden in an Enchanted Setting

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Harmut Muenchebach’s brilliant Bavarian backyard bonsai garden. It wouldn’t be hard to indulge in a little envy here, but better to just enjoy. Let’s keep going with perhaps the most enchantng Backyard Bonsai Gardens we’ve seen yet. It belongs to Hartmut Muenchenbach of Bavaria. I found the photos on  Walter Pall’s timeline titled Jennifer Read More

Brilliant Bavarian Back Yard Bonsai Garden

8 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Harmut Muenchebach’s brilliant Bavarian backyard bonsai garden. It wouldn’t be hard to indulge in a little envy here, but better to just enjoy. Let’s keep going with perhaps the most enchantng Backyard Bonsai Gardens we’ve seen yet. It belongs to Hartmut Muenchenbach of Bavaria. I found the photos on  Walter Pall’s timeline titled Jennifer Read More

Japanese Black Pine Decandling

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Source: The National Bonsai and Penjing Museum. Working at the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum has provided me so many opportunities to develop and practice my bonsai skills.  Last week, I got the chance to learn and practice a bonsai technique that had read about but had not yet performed in my bonsai career: decandling Read More

Backyard Bonsai #17

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. I like it when people offer a peek into their inner worlds. It’s a generous act. This one belongs to Zdenek Svoboda. Zdenek lives in  Skalica Slovakia, a place that’s a mystery to me Picking up our Backyard Bonsai series with a visit to Zdenek Svoboda in Slovakia (via his timeline on fb). There are plenty more Read More

The Beginning of Bonsai Time

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. A study in simple beauty. The tree is a European beech (Fagus sylvatica) that belongs to Harry Harrington, and the well chosen pot is by Erin pottery. The title of this post might be a little misleading, so we’ll call it poetic license (or maybe a metaphor?). Anyway, continuing our Harry Harrington theme, we’ll Read More

A Rare Bonsai Occurrence – Harry’s Flowering Privet

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This flowering Privet belongs to Harry Harrington (as does the wristwatch). I took the liberty to crop the original photo (see below) for a closer view Our talented and prolific friend Harry Harrington is at it again. Here’s his caption for the tree shown here (from his fb timeline)… “I think this Read More

Colorful Early Summer Bonsai

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. SMOKE TREE During my Open Workshops on Friday and Saturday Harvey Carapella brought his Smoke Tree, Cotinus coggygria,bonsai to share and be photographed. He has been training this bonsai for many decades. This plant is not commonly trained for bonsai, or in the landscape as well. The Purple smoke tree is Read More

Stupendous Bonsai – a Good Place to Start

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Stupendous is a good start in the search for words to describe this old full cascade Pemphis acidula by Budi Sulistyo. Ahh, to live in the tropics where stuff like this grows everywhere (well, not exactly like this, but still…). I first saw it in facebook in an album entitled My Read More

Of Weeds and Love

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Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. ‘When one summer I came across Emerson’s argument that “weeds” (just then strangling my annuals) were nothing more than a defect of my perception, I felt a certain cognitive dissonance.’ These are the words of Michael Pollan in his hilarious work Second Nature. The dismissive words of Emerson in the garden Read More