Deadwood creation

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Tony Tickle Bonsai Blog. Here is a selection of the deadwood working sometimes called carving but I rarely carve, I create by stripping, burning and blasting. I do use Dremels and Makita to remove bulk but the majority of the work is done slowly by hand. It’s important to me that the work I Read More

Pomegranate Bonsai in Full Fall Color

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. You can find this brilliant, full fall color Pomegranate (Punica granatum)and a whole host of other powerful bonsai at Bonsai Mirai. I’m on vacation so we’ll resort to our old tricks. This one originally appeared October of last year. It’s the beginning of fall color time at home, so the time Read More

Bonsai Tie Pots Are Back!

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Our last shipment of Tie Pots sold out in two or three days. Now we’ve got more and we’re running a special for those of you who missed out, or who would like to try more. They’re still 18.00 each for 1 or 2 pots, but now you can save and Read More

Farewell to a Busy Summer

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: The National Bonsai and Penjing Museum. My summer apprenticeship has certainly been keeping me busy, leaving very little time for these blog posts! As the waning heat of the summer transitions into the coolness of the upcoming autumn season, watering requirements begin to lessen there is a bit more time for pruning, wiring and Read More

Two Exceptional Bonsai, Quick and Easy

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. The pot is cut off, but this lush Shimpaku juniper with its strong shari and those expressive little jin, is okay without it… for the moment at least. This tree and the other shown here belong to Mariusz Folda. Mariusz’ bonsai are becoming regulars on Bonsai Bark I’m getting ready for a Read More

Hand Held Bonsai & a Glass of Good Red Wine

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. The leaves are very large in relation to the size of the tree, but this often happens with small bonsai and seems to work. At least in this case and many others I’ve seen. No variety is given, but clearly this is a Japanese maple. I cropped this photo and most Read More

Chinese Fringe Flower

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This is not really a bonsai, but it is a very interesting flowering plant. Its real name is Loropetalum chinense and my darling wife saw one as bonsai at an exhibition and thought it was delightful, and thus she bought one and I started working on it a couple of years Read More

One Trunk Dead, the Other Alive & the Importance of Identification

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Pine with parallel slanting trunks that start as a single tree and split at the base. One trunk dead, the other alive. It caught my attention because it’s a somewhat unusual slanting tree with the pot and the visual weight of the foliage balancing each other perfectly. This and the other photos Read More

Twisted – a Happy Accident

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Here’s what Scott Lee wrote about this tree… “A sad day for me. I had my bonsai selected for the 1st Artisans Cup in Portland, Oregon. This year the weather has been unpredictable and challenging for my area. The tree’s health is not up to my standards nor Ryan’s…” Continued below Read More