The Jerry & Karen Kral Garden

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Each summer our Bonsai Society of Upstate New York Inc gathers and has tours to interesting gardens or nurseries in the greater Rochester, New York area. This evening we had the privilege to visit the garden of Jerry & Karen Kral who have developed a common size city yard into a Read More

A Most Unusual & Provocative Bonsai Extravaganza

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. I don’t know how big this planting is, though I’m leaning toward pretty big. Impressive too with its sophisticated sense of depth (larger trees in front and smaller toward the back). Not to overlook the very large pot with its flowing lines and no doubt hefty price tag. This photo and Read More

The Passing Of Hatsuji Kato

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog.   I’m sad to report the passing of Hatsuji Kato, fourth generation proprietor of Mansei-en Bonsai Garden in Omiya Bonsai Village, Japan this morning, July 23, 2018. Hatsuji Kato, 76, was the first son of bonsai pioneer Saburo Kato. Saburo Kato had three sons and a daughter. In the beginning all three Read More

25% – 75% off Bonsai Items Special Ends Tonight

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. SUMMER SPECIAL ENDS TONIGHT Hundreds of BONSAI & GARDEN Items 25% to 75% off List Prices – this amounts to about half of our total inventory Stonelantern.com SPECIAL ENDS at 11:59pm EDT Tonight, Monday, July 23rd   Bonsai Tools Bonsai Wire   Bonsai Books   Fertilizers    High Impact Plastic Bonsai Pots Read More

Bonsai Art & Ink Painting – A Perfect Intersection

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Something new under the sun! Sumi artist Sonia Stella’s  caption reads… “Bonsai by Sandro Segneri and modern ink by me” I’m always a little stoked when we discover a new bonsai artist (quoted from our July 14th post).  Now we can double down on that with today’s discovery of Sonia Stella’s Bonsai Art & Ink Painting Read More

Experience Japanese Culture, Gardens & Bonsai In A Small Group

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog.   Have you ever considered to visit the Japan bonsai community and to experience Japanese culture? Here is your opportunity to experience the Taikan Bonsai Exhibition, visit private bonsai collections, Kyoto gardens and Shikoku Island. A visit to Tokoname to purchase bonsai containers is also available too! In November Kora Dalager Read More

Bjorn’s Advanced Bonsai Course

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Recently Bjorn Bjorholm and Empire Bonsai (Oscar Jonker) released their latest online Advance Bonsai Course.Bjorn is an American bonsai artist who has been studying and practicing bonsai since he was 13 years old from Knoxville, Tennessee. After graduating college he traveled to Japan to study bonsai with Keiichi Fujikawa at Kouka-en Read More

Superior Bonsai Deserve a Superior Turntable

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Everything looks good on a Green T turntable and this luscious azalea in full flower is no exception (it will look even better on with the new green rims – see below). Here’s part of the caption that the folks at Green T wrote with this photo… “@bonsaiwarsaw loves azaleas! This Read More

Choosing the Front: Old Collected Trees

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. How do we choose a front on an older, collected tree? A few tips: Keep an eye out for fronts that show a trunk line that is not an S curve Use the special features of the tree; this might be unusual movement, shari, live vein, jin, old branch, cavity, or Read More

The Tallest Trees in the World Brought Down to Bonsai Size

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Closeup of a California Coast redwood from Bonsai Mirai’s collection. It’s interesting that most Redwood bonsai tend to be so stocky, given that that they are the tallest trees in the world. You can see the photo of the whole tree below Continuing from yesterday with Bonsai Mirai,the home of what Read More