Sacrifice Branches

Originally posted on Bonsaiplace:
I currently have a few trees that do not look very refined. As a matter of fact, they look like shrubs and in some cases like Bonsai trees with one or two branches that were missed at the previous pruning. This is all done deliberately for very specific reasons. The sacrifice branch is a necessity in Bonsai growing. Why do we… Continue reading Sacrifice Branches

TWTWTW Part Three: And the winner is ….

Originally posted on British Shohin Bonsai:
As photography was allowed at the show,  pictures of the winning exhibits are already out there on this interweb thingie.   So for this article we thought we would take the time to explain our system of judging as well as posting the official show winners images. I think we’d all agree that judging at a bonsai show is… Continue reading TWTWTW Part Three: And the winner is ….

Bunjin #2: Lodgepole Pine

Originally posted on Michael Hagedorn:
Second up in our tale of two bunjin is this Lodgepole Pine, Pinus contorta subsp. murrayana, which I collected in the fall of 2013. It’s almost assumed that wire is used when styling a pine. But here’s one that didn’t need any. It was styled by simply removing what wasn’t already interesting… This photo is from the fall of 2014. The box is tipped at this inclination so the… Continue reading Bunjin #2: Lodgepole Pine