Backyard Bonsai 14 – “A Little Bit Above Average”

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Bird’s eye view of Dan Dolan’s backyard. It’s Monday Monday and I’ve been at work since 7:00am, mostly answering emails and putting out small fires. Given that time is of essence, we’ll get out our tools and dig back into our archival mine. This one, Dan Dolan’s backyard, originally appeared in September, Read More

One-Seed Juniper Bonsai

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Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog. This past week, I had the pleasure of visiting the Denver Bonsai Society and working with a few individuals in the area.  One of the highlights of the trip was working with a relatively untapped native US species known as One-Seed Juniper. Not only are the deadwood characteristics of this Read More

Bonsai Folk Art

2 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Bonsai folk art. There’s so much that’s unusual and delicious about this one, that I won’t bother to say much, except that the tree looks like an Olive (talk about asleep at the wheel, and thanks to a couple astute readers, we’re going have to revise this to Rosemary), I love Read More

Grape Bonsai, in a League of Its Own

3 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. We don’t see grape bonsai that often and of the ones we have seen, this one is in a league of its own. Even if it weren’t a grape, the well-tapered trunk with its powerful base, beautifully carved deadwood, undulating live vein* and long cascading branch present an impressive picture. And Read More

Revisiting the Great Bonsai Debate

4 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. A naturalistic Norway spruce (Picea abies) by Walter Pall (from Bonsai Today issue 106) A blast from the past. This post originally appeared here in July, 2009, our 6th month Barking (this means we’ve been doing this for almost ten years). I don’t know if the topic is still relevant to any Read More

Feed Your Bonsai (They Don’t Survive on Water, Light and Love Alone)

5 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Your bonsai may never look like this, but they can be this healthy if you tend to basic care, including ample fertilizing. It’s a Japanese maple that belongs to Walter Pall. Walter lists its height as 75cm (30″) and its age as around thirty years. It was imported from a Korean nursery in Read More

Selling Bonsai & Buying Time – Bill’s Fire Sale

6 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This awesome Full moon maple with its fiery foliage belongs to Bill Valavanis. Here’s Bill’s caption. “The Full moon maple was well developed, one of my favorite developed bonsai. Usually a colorful ribbon was tied to the lower branch to caution people not to damage the lovely branch. As many of Read More


6 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This pine has a lot of history but that is a story for another day. I just wanted to show you the benefits of going to workshops and I will start by saying I think they are a very good idea. You get a different perspective on your tree (providing you Read More

Cage Free Bonsai & Other Wonders

7 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. I couldn’t resist. The photo and Cage Free title belong to Rodney Clemons, a well know bonsai humorist and respected artist (Tony Tickle’s American counterpart?). A little whimsy to start the day. You can find the photos above and just below, and much more  on Rodney Clemon’s timeline. 30% off Bonsai Pot Sale Ends Wednesday (Tomorrow) at Read More


1 week ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Join us on July 28-29, 2018 for a Fire Sale! to reduce plant material to allow me time to teach, train bonsai, publish International BONSAI and organize the US National Bonsai Exhibition. FIRE SALE Go to the source blog (Valavanis Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: FIRE SALE! Read More