A Bonsai Festival to Get Excited About – We Hope to See You There

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Marc Noelanders posted this composition during last year’s Bonsai Namaste Convention in Pune India. I don’t know any details, but you might assume he and perhaps others put it together during the convention Continuing with yesterday’s post on the Mid Atlantic Bonsai Spring Festival (April 12th – 14th) and Marc Noelanders who Read More

Two Major Bonsai Events & a Regal Rock Planting

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This is the after photo from a before and after of a planting by Marc Noelanders, a headliner at the upcoming Mid Atlantic Spring Bonsai Festival (see below). No mention is made of the type tree or what the rock is made of. If you’ve been following Bonsai Bark since at least Read More

Nearly 40 years

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Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. This is a Ficus rubiginosa grown from seed collected by a friend while traveling in Australia. I bought the young tree from him about 40 years ago. The photo shows how the tree has evolved from the left side photo taken in 1985 to the right photo taken in 2019. Rubginosa Read More

Two Major Bonsai Events Part 1 – Where Will You Be the Second Weekend of April?

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This shot of a Tsukumo cypress(Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Tsukumo’) is from one of Bonsai Boon’s famous Which Pot Would You Choose? posts. Boon is one of the headliners the upcoming 2019 American Bonsai Society (ABS) Convention, April 11 – 14 Boon Manikitipartit       Ryan Neil         Enrique Castaño  Headliners at the Read More

More Kokufu Bonsai, but Still Just Scratching the Surface

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Full cascade Shimpaku (Juniperus chinensis Sargentii) at this year’s Kokufu Exhibition. I like the meandering play of the deadwood with the living vein. Something that works especially well with Shimpaku bonsai. This and the other photos in this post are courtesy of Bill Valavanis We’ve got some more of Bill Valavanis’ Read More

Before & After Bonsai – Japanese Red Pine

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Here’s a before and after of a Japanese red pine by Marco Invernizzi Following up from yesterday, we’ve a couple more Japanese red pines (Pinus densiflora) for you, including this before and after by our friend Marco Invernizzi. We’ve featured Marco’s bonsai going way back to early days of Bonsai Bark and Read More

2019 93rd Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition Part II– Part 2

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. This is my last day at the exhibition and this will be last blog entry. Officials estimate that approximately 1,200 people have visited the exhibition daily. The crowds vary during the day, and sometimes its impossible to photograph, so repeat trips are necessary. I’ve walked over 24 miles looking at bonsai Read More

A Walk, & Stumble, Through Kunio Kobayashi’s Shunka-en Bonsai Museum

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. It’s always a treat to wander through the Shunka-en Bonsai Museum in Tokyo. There are more and more and larger and larger bonsai to appreciate and learn from. Today’s wander, and stumble down the stairs did not disappoint.     Clearly, Japanese black pines are the king in the museum. They Read More

2019 6th Japan Suiseki Exhibition

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. The 6thJapan Suiseki Exhibition is being held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Ueno Park, Tokyo, on February 14-17, 2019. This is the same venue as the Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition, but in a different gallery on the 2ndfloor. Seiji Morimae was able to get a five year contract to hold Read More

For Every Highly Stylized Bonsai, There’s One that Breaks the Mold

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. For every highly stylized Japanese bonsai, there’s one like this that breaks the mold. It’s a Japanese red pine from Japan’s 80th Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition (2006) Yesterday we featured several trees from this year’s Kokufu Exhibition, including a couple Japanese pines (Black and White). Today we’ve got some Japanese Red pines Read More