Valavanis Bonsai Blog Nippon Bonsai Taikan Exhibition The Nippon Bonsai Taikan Exhibition is the largest bonsai exhibition in western Japan held in Kyoto, just down the street from the Heian Shrine. Professional bonsai artists select trees from their clients who want to display. It’s kind of easy to have a tree accepted for this exhibition, much more than the Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition, which is highly … Continue reading 2016 Autumn Japan Bonsai Exploration– Part 4
Originally posted on Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog:
Look at them. They’re tempting, aren’t they? This is the tree that seems to be supplanting the juniper as the official “mallsai” We call it the “ginseng” ficus, although it really has nothing to do with ginseng. I believe it’s just a seedling ficus microcarpa that has been treated, horticulturally, to look as it does. Why… Continue reading What shall you do with a ginseng ficus?