Before & After Bonsai – Rediscovering a Juniper’s Natural Beauty

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Here’s Tyler Sherrod’s caption for a job well done…. “Just wired up this juniper for Joe Noga. He has owned this tree for about 30 years. It was grafted with kishu foilage by Mr. Mas Ishii of California. Another cool piece of history of bonsai in America.” Monday morning and we’re Read More

Tilting the bonsai

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Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. Sometimes a bonsai creation works well and sometimes a gentle adjustment in one factor can result in a great improvement. In this case a seed grown Ficus natalensis in the exposed root style appears to work quite well. Making a simple adjustment and tilting the tree to the right improves the Read More

David Rizwan: “Bonsai is for everyone”

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Source: The National Bonsai and Penjing Museum. When David Rizwan first saw a bonsai tree while searching online for plants to decorate his apartment, he thought there must be something “magical” about it. “It’s a common misconception that there’s something mysterious there,” Rizwan said of bonsai. “There is a general lack of knowledge in the Read More

THE DARK SIDE OF BONSAI.

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Source: Hans van Meer Bonsai Blog. Hi everybody, this is a sad post concerning a darker side of our great Bonsai hobby, namely the death of one of our beloved and cherished little trees. And when it one time unavoidably happens it makes me, even more, realize that I am working and dealing with living beings Read More

When to Let a Tree Run Off Leash by Michael Hagedorn

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This luminous Japanese maple in full fall color is from Michael Hagedorn’s Crataegus Bonsai Portfolio. I don’t know for sure when, or for how long Michael lets this one off the leash, but after reading the article below, I have some idea. Here’s an important topic that we seldom hear about. So Read More

A Little Imagination and a Whole Lot of Experience and Skill

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This dramatic Mountain Hemlock was recently restyled (reimagined) by Michael Hagedorn and friends. Here’s part of a quote by Michael… “Very old Hemlock …. often have idiosyncratic branching, and in the restyling … we tried to feature the lines of these unusual branches that were created in the wild, without influence or manipulation in the Read More

ATLANTIC CEDAR

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Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. What do you get a person with everything they need, simple answer is another tree to play with! This tree was given to me by my family who couldn’t decide what to buy me for a birthday so they all pitched in to buy this tree. It was nursery stock that Read More

You Don’t Have to Go to Japan to Study Bonsai with Bjorn

1 year ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This powerful little White pine-over-rock is from the Fujikawa International School of Bonsai website. Yesterday we mentioned Bjorn Bjorholm’s upcoming Advanced Bonsai Coourse with Bonsai Empire (see  below). This got me thinking about Bjorn’s history here on Bark, so I took a little journey through our archives and came up with this from June, 2013, Read More

If Your Pines Turn a Weird Grey…

1 year ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. …they might not be dead, they might just have spider mites. Mites are sneaky little arachnids that can transform our trees while we’re busy assuming all is well, to turn around one day and think, huh, wasn’t that a darker green last week? Pine showing spider mite damage from the year Read More

Magnificent Cliff Bonsai & Bjorn’s Advanced Bonsai Course

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Here’s a challenge for you. Take a look at this Cliff Bonsai photo and the next couple (but don’t scroll all the way down) and see if you can figure out just how big they are. I borrowed this and the other photos in this post from Bonsai Empire. The artist/mastercraftsman is Read More