Time to Throw the Switch!?

10 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This delightful creation by Sandro Segneri has nothing to do with the switch, though it is exciting and new just like our soon-to-be-live New Stonelantern Website First the switch … Sometime this weekend (or shortly thereafter) our NEW STONELANTERN WEBSITE will go live. I won’t say much more except it promises Read More

Bonsai At GardenScape 2019

10 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog.   GardenScape 2019 is the annual flower and garden show in Rochester, New York, which runs from March 14-17, 2019. It is held at the newly remodeled dome in Henrietta, New York, a suburb of Rochester only five miles from my garden. Landscape companies from around the area transformed the Dome, Read More

A Few More from the Trophy

10 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. Another day and a few more trees that were displayed this year. Juniperus sabina by Olivier Barreau Pinus uncinata by Vaclav Navok Ulmus minor by Werner Busch Quercus by Jean-Paul Polmans Fagus sylvatica by Sebastian Laboa Elaeagnus pungens by Geremias Martin Harnan Go to the source blog (Watto Bonsai Blog) to Read More

Flowers, a Tiny Lizard & Other Bonsai Wonders

10 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. It’s almost that time of year. Here’s David Benavente’s caption… Rhododendron indicum “Shin Nikko” hoy, en plena floración (today in full bloom). 45x55cm (18″ x 21.5″) We’re still working on finishing touches for our soon-to-be launched new website. Stay posted, I think you’re going to like it. Meanwhile time is of essence Read More

Bunjin Shore Pine Restyle-

10 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. This Shore Pine—Pinus contorta subsp. contorta—has several interesting fronts. It has been a conversation piece with guests for their favorite front. Here’s what we did in a restyling. The original front of the tree, where we started our adventure …but here was a more engaging trunkline, about 90 degrees left, and inclined 30. Read More

The Trophy

10 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This is part 5 of the bonsai and beer tour, this time more bonsai than beer. Chamaecyparis Trident maple Pinus sylvestris owned by Caroline Scott Larix decidua by Giacomo Pappalardo Carpinus by Rosa and Jose Ontanon Juniperus sabina by Jordi Ugena Larix by Andrew Smith Go to the source blog (Watto Read More

When Can You Call It Bunjin?

10 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Bunjin (aka Literati), a style you don’t see too much in the West. I think it’s difficult to do bunjin properly. It defies our tendency to fill up space. Adding rather than subtracting, where subtracting all the way down to bare bones seems to be one of the keys. There’s much Read More

More from the Trophy 2019

10 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. A few more photos from the bonsai and beer tour, of which the Trophy was the highlight, although the beer wasn’t too bad either! Viburnum by Allan Tolley. From garden tree to exhibition tree, very impressive. Larix Decidua by Hans Van Meer Olive (European) by German Gomez One of the happy Read More

Be Smart – Don’t Water Your Bonsai by Schedule!

10 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This illustration by Kyosuke Gun is from our Masters’ Series Juniper book (due back in print in 3 or 4 weeks). It is a perfect fit for this post that is borrowed from Michael Hagedorn’s  Crataegus Bonsai Continuing with Michael Hagedorn from yesterday, we’ll stick with watering tips. This one originally Read More

One of the Best Pieces of Bonsai Advice…

11 months ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. This old collected Rocky Mountain juniper is from Michael Hagedorn’s Crataegus Bonsai portfolio. Spent long days all weekend rewriting my old copy for all 700 or so of our products for our new, soon to be live website. It’s a big job, but essential. If you don’t believe me, read some Read More