Alabama Bonsai Society History: Six degrees of separation, John Naka

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
My wife mentioned that our daughter’s good friend has a bonsai connection in her family. Turns out, her friend’s grandfather purchased and donated a bunch of bonsai trees in honor of his mother. Recently, I started digitizing our club’s records, and found a few records showing some of the donated trees: A few of those trees came from John Naka… Continue reading Alabama Bonsai Society History: Six degrees of separation, John Naka

Scottish Bonsai Show 2016 Pictures

Originally posted on Robert Nocher Shohin Bonsai:
Yesterday I travelled north to the city of Stirling for the Scottish Bonsai Associations annual show. This is the yearly gathering for all the affiliated bonsai clubs in Scotland. This show changes it’s venue every 2 years to ensure that as many people as possible get an opportunity to see good bonsai without travelling great distances. I set off at 06.00 am (which is… Continue reading Scottish Bonsai Show 2016 Pictures

Final Preparations for the National Show

Originally posted on Robert Nocher Shohin Bonsai:
It’s been a busy week collecting moss and carrying out the final preparation of my trees for the Scottish National Bonsai Show tomorrow. Fortunately the weather has been kind and we are enjoying sunshine and warm temperatures at the moment. Here are some pictures I took this morning of the trees and accents I will be taking with… Continue reading Final Preparations for the National Show

The Collection of Most Beautiful Bonsai Trees

Originally posted on NEW ideas and innovations:
Bonsai is a Japanese art form using miniature trees grown in containers. Originated in China then redeveloped under the influence of Japanese Zen Buddhism, the history of Bonsai can be date back over a thousand years. The purposes of bonsai are primarily contemplation (for the viewer) and the pleasant exercise of effort and ingenuity (for the grower). Although,… Continue reading The Collection of Most Beautiful Bonsai Trees

Come and Witness the Coolest Bonsai in Omiya!

Originally posted on iroha-tabi:
Do you know BONSAI ? Japanese juniper bonsai named “Juun” in the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum Bonsai – which literally means “plant in a tray” – is a form of art using trees grown in containers. Since these trees are alive, bonsai is frequently called “living art” or “art of microcosm”. Bonsai artists are required to have botanical knowledge as well as… Continue reading Come and Witness the Coolest Bonsai in Omiya!

The Largest, Public, Tropical Bonsai Collection in North America, part one

Originally posted on Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog:
Here we go!? This is my first visit to the Jim Smith exhibit at Heathcote Gardens down in Ft Pierce Fl. This post will be mostly pics (huge collective sigh from the audience). I will add some pithy or enlightened comments here or there. Also, some people ask why I usually put the description of the… Continue reading The Largest, Public, Tropical Bonsai Collection in North America, part one