2019 MidAtlantic Bonsai Festival Demo Tree

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog.     Last week at the MidAtlantic Bonsai Festival Taiga Urushibata from Japan created a bonsai Ponderosa pine. It was originally collected by Andy Smith and quite healthy. It was a difficult tree to design. Robert Mahler was the translator for Mr. Urushibata. Not knowing the condition of the roots made Read More

Goulburn AP&H Show 2019

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Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. The local agricultural, produce and horticulture show was recently held and although bonsai is not the main focus of the show it does have a small section and following are a few photos from the exhibition. Go to the source blog (Watto Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: Goulburn AP&H Read More

My new book is here, The World of Ficus Bonsai

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Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. My new Ficus book, The World of Ficus Bonsai At long last it is here. The World of Ficus Bonsai by Jerry Meislik. I have been learning more and more about Ficus and how incredible they are for bonsai and for growing in your home. I have expanded and added new material to Read More

2020 Book Tour, By Amtrak…

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Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. This fall my new book Bonsai Heresy will be published, and next year, in April 2020, I’m leaping on a train to do readings and signings—barnstorming fashion, like days of old. Our endearing Amtrak service The book tour will be a big loop around the U.S. for roughly three weeks. I Read More

2019 MidAtlantic Bonsai Societies Spring Festival

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. The 36thannual Spring Festival of the MidAtlantic Bonsai Societies was held on April 11-14, 2019 in Harrisburg/Hershey, Pennsylvania. Featured speakers were Taiga Urushibata from Japan, Marc Noelanders from Belgium and Jennifer Price from the United States. Enjoy a few photos from the exhibit: Go to the source blog (Valavanis Bonsai Blog) Read More

Weston Creek Bonsai Society Exhibition – part 3

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Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. A few more photos to finish off this exhibition. Chinese elm Juniper Trident maple group showing some Autumn colour. Juniper Go to the source blog (Watto Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: Weston Creek Bonsai Society Exhibition – part 3 Read More

Weston Creek Bonsai Society Exhibition – part 2

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Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. A few more photos from the show. Scots pine, probably my favorite from the show. Mugo Pine Japanese Black Pine Azalea Trident Maple group Bottlebrush Trident Maple Go to the source blog (Watto Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: Weston Creek Bonsai Society Exhibition – part 2 Read More

Refining and repotting a magnolia (“モクレン”)

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Source: BonTsai Blog. Magnolias are ubiquitous in gardens around the world. They mark the end of winter with a spectacular bloom, decorating landscapes in both vivid and subdued tones. My family home has a large magnolia that reliably graced us with beautiful blooms each year while providing a cool shaded understory during the hot summer Read More

Weston Creek Bonsai Society Exhibition 2019

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Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. Last weekend I attended the exhibition and as usual had a great time. It is just good clean fun going to bonsai shows, viewing trees, chatting with friends and looking at what is for sale. Following are a few photos from the exhibition. Trident maple group Root over rock Trident maple Read More

Ficus tremula

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Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. One of favorite species for bonsai is Ficus tremula. I have only recently been able to find the species and started growing it. I originally saw the species in South Africa in the collection of Hennie Nel, a great bonsai artist and grower. The species grows easily from seed, cuttings and Read More