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Bonsai Pioneer Mas Ishii & Michael Bonsai

2 days ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Bark Blog. Here’s Michael’s (Michael Bonsai) caption for this tree… “I was “craving” to style my 80 year old Masaru-Ishii grafted juniper. I’ve never been really happy how it was prior styled. – This is the first time I really like the outcome, because I styled it myself and was motived after a Read More

Backyard Bonsai 14 – “A Little Bit Above Average”

4 days ago Nebby 0
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

5 days ago Nebby 0
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

5 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

6 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

1 week 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)

1 week 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

1 week 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