Magnificent Old Larch Bonsai, Before & After

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. The Guardian of Laments is Giacomo Pappalardo’s name for this magnificent old European larch (Larix decidua) Another before and after and it’s a good one. I have a soft spot for larches, though ours are Tamaracks (Larix laricina) and this one is a European larch (Larix decidua). Not the same tree, Read More

Sheer Bonsai Power – Before & After

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. We usually start Before and After posts with an appropriate B & A photo (see below). But I couldn’t resist this one. I think it captures the essence of the tree. Or at least its size and sheer power I found this impressive before and after pine on Luis Vallejo’s timeline. The only caption Read More

Omiya’s Pines, Bonsai Beauty & Heart

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Combining two arts and two artists, here’s a small piece of the translation with this striking photo… “Daiki Abe: Bonsai Artist. Takashi Eguchi: Photographer. Name: the two exhibition of bonsai and photography ‘Pine Beauty heart'” There is no species given with this pine, but it looks like a Japanese white (Pinus parviflora). Read More

Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, this time with new photos

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Japanese apricot (often referred to as Ume) at the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum in Saitama, Japan. You can see the whole tree below We’re going to continue with the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum today, but this time with newly posted photos from their facebook timeline. Ones we’ve never shown before 20% Read More

Masters of Refining Bonsai

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. We don’t usually feature photos with so much background noise, but this Trident maple is phenomenal and it’s the only shot we’ve got Just home from vacation. The return was supposed to be a two day trek, but snow added a day.  Anyway, it’s late and I could skip today’s post, but Read More

Another Mid Winter Tease

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. The new growth on Spruce is often a brilliant yellow. Almost like yellow flowers. In this case the spruce is an Ezo (Picea jezoensis). This one resides at the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum as do the other trees in this post. Continuing with our long trek  home from vacation, I found Read More

A Mid Winter Spring Color Tease

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Today we begin the long two day journey from sea and sun back to waist high snow and sub zero temps. So no time to put together anything new for you, though this one is old enough (June, 2015) where it will be new to most of you anyway. They are all Read More

Ugly vs. Pretty Styling

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. For any styling it’s good to ask: Do we leave it rough, or do we polish it off to as crystalized an image as we can? And the answer usually is, as with many things in bonsai, it depends. When is leaving a mess appropriate? With very aggressive work, with large branches Read More

Exceptional Before & After Bonsai

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This has to be one of the most compelling bonsai I’ve seen in a while. It has that wild, not overly refined look and though the deadwood is prominent, it’s not dominated by deadwood like so many trees. But perhaps the best of all are are the brilliant living veins and Read More