Ficus rumphii

1 year ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. A very worthwhile fig to grow is Ficus rumphii. It is used extensively in southeast Asia for bonsai. The pictures show two rumphii that I grew from seed and that are now 12 years old. The bark on this species is light  in color as contrasted to religiosa which has a Read More

Spindle repotting time

1 year ago Nebby 0
Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. In late March 2018 it was time to get this Eonymous repotted. Last year I realized the water was not draining as well anymore, and the plant was suffering during hot periods. So, time to lift this plant from its pot and see how well the roots had regrown. During repotting Read More

Growing Pine Bonsai – Bonsai Books 50% & 30% off

1 year ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. One of the most famous Japanese white pine (Pinus parviflora) bonsai in the world. After restyling by Masahiko Kimura (aka the Magician). This photo is from the White pine gallery in our Masters’ Series Pine Book. Continuing with our growing Pine bonsai theme… If you would like to grow pine bonsai, a good Read More

Revisit: Twin Trunk Hemlock on a Nylon Board—

1 year ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. The last post about a Hemlock suggested that I might as well start a series on revisits from past work to see if they’ve gotten worse with time, stayed the same, or improved. Today we revisit one of the weirder things we’ve done here, putting a tree on a plastic cutting Read More

DEADWOOD AND WIRING WORK ON MY OLD YAMADORI PRUNUS MAHALEB FROM SLOVENIA.

1 year ago Nebby 0
Source: Hans van Meer Bonsai Blog. Hi, everybody, two weeks ago we had some record-breakingly warm weather so it was a great opportunity to do some wiring and deadwood work on one of my favourite Prunus Mahaleb Yamadori’s from Slovenia. This pre-Bonsai is full of naturally burned and sun-bleached deadwood and I want to recreate that in the Jin Read More

Plucking & Pinching Some Extraordinary Pines

1 year ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Not only is this an extraordinary cascading bonsai, but there’s a story being told by the way the candles are strongest on the bottom third of the tree. Normally on apically dominant trees (like pines), you would expect the most vigorous candles at and near the top of the tree. My guess is Read More

DOING WORKSHOPS IS SOOOO MUCH FUN!!!

1 year ago Nebby 0
Source: Hans van Meer Bonsai Blog. Hi everybody, I had the good fortune to give some workshops these last months and there are more planned for the coming months here in Holland and abroad! And although I love to give a demo like the one planned in Slovenia in a few weeks time, workshops are still Read More

Mystery Bonsai Artist – Koyo Tool Special Ends Tonight

1 year ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Here’s what a machine translation from Japanese to English looks like… “70 times with kuromatsu stone, and the 77th Chinese National exhibition. 85 million yen. 15 years ago, when I was 32 years old, I applied for the first time in Japan’s National Exhibition, and I was elected, and I was Read More

Hiroshi’s Bonsai Beans

1 year ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This little Trident maple (Acer Buergerianum) is just 10.8cm tall (4.3″). It was started from seed twelve years ago. Hiroshi is a potter, so you might assume that the pots shown here are his, though I couldn’t make much sense of the translations provided with the photos. Hiroshi refers to the pots Read More