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Putting the Art in the Art of Bonsai

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Magical realism? Or putting the art in the art of bonsai? Or both? I’m trying not to indulge in too much hyperbole… still, this tree expresses something completely unique*… or at the very least, a break with conventional design. And it and it’s pot are to my eye at least, simply beautiful All Read More

Refining A Japanese Maple Bonsai By Transplanting

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. September 2018 Joe Noga has been growing and training his Shishigashira Japanese maple, Acer palmatum ‘Shishigashira,’ for over 35 years. This dwarf cultivar of Japanese maple has been selected and appreciated in Japan for over 300 years. It is commonly trained for bonsai in Japan and is generally easy to air layer Read More

Another Brilliant Before & After Bonsai

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. As you can see, this before and after shows considerable skill in styling and refining bonsai. The tree is a European larch (Larix decidua). The artist is Will Baddeley. Someone goy lucky and bought this little gem from Will a while back Still working on our new website. Our original launch date Read More

Bonsai Before & After – a Six Week Transformation

6 months 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.” Continuing with our recent Marc Noelanders posts. And not by coincidence, Marc’s a headliner at the 2019 Mid Atlantic Read More

Loop the Loop Juniper Bonsai & Other Kokufu Treats

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. A loop the loop Juniper at this year’s Kokufu Exhibition. I took the liberty of cropping* Boon Manakitivipart’s original for a closer look at the deadwood and living vein, as well as the unusual loop. Even with this closeup, it’s not easy to tell exactly what’s going on. But we’ll leave that to Read More

Still Some of the Best Bonsai in the World

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This pitch perfect and powerful (sorry, too much coffee this morning) Japanese beech is from Bill Valavaanis’ photos at this year’s Kokufu Exhibiton. It’s a Japanese beech. Here’s Bill’s caption…  “Look at the size of the leaf buds. It must have tiny leaves. I asked, it it not a special variety, Read More

Japanese Black Pine Made in America

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. “This exposed root Japanese black pine is a blend of Japanese sensibility and American craftsmanship…. Obviously it’s a Japanese species, and it’s hard to argue that several of the styling cues are based on Japanese bonsai. However, this tree is 100% made in America. The tree itself, started from seed and Read More

Revisit: Shimpaku/Rocky Cascade

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. Revisits are good for showing how bonsai change over time. It’s been four years since we saw this juniper, years in which it’s been trudging along keeping its head down—quite literally, it’s a cascade—and yet making visible strides during those years, too. As a quick recap, the trunk of this tree is Read More

Pine Bonsai, Past & Present

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog.   Dwarf Japanese five-needle Pine at this year’s Kokufu Exhibition. This and other Kokufu photos are from Bill Valavanis’ blog. Here’s Bill’s caption… “Looks like a spruce with the short needles.” Getting ready to throw the switch on our new website, so just some random pine bonsai today. Six from the Read More

"Living Art-fully! It’s in Our Nature"

6 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Ry2Tree2 Bonsai Blog. Date published: 2019, February 21Source material: 2018, February          Last week, I published an article about my first year participating in the Northwest Flower and Garden Show (NWFGS) with the Elandan Gardens team. As of yesterday, the 2019 NWFGS is officially underway and I am glad to say my streak Read More