Bonsai apple tree growing a full sized apple

Originally posted on The Muslim Times:
From Wikipedia Bonsai (盆栽?, lit. plantings in tray, from bon, a tray or low-sided pot and sai, a planting or plantings,  pronunciation (help·info))[1] is a Japanese art form using miniature trees grown in containers. Similar practices exist in other cultures, including the Chinese tradition of penjing from which the art originated, and the miniature living landscapes of Vietnamese hòn non… Continue reading Bonsai apple tree growing a full sized apple

Static equilibrium: the trip to the Winter Silhouette Bonsai Expo

Originally posted on Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog:
It all began with a suggestion from Paul Pikel. There I was, flush with funds from my Bsf styling contest win at the 2015 Bsf convention and I couldn’t figure out how best to use the money. He said I should use it to go to Kannapolis, NC for the Winter Silhouette Bonsai Expo. Sounded like… Continue reading Static equilibrium: the trip to the Winter Silhouette Bonsai Expo

Bonsai without Borders in China Demo tree

Originally posted on Bonsai & Yamadori from Tony Tickle:
At the Bonsai without Borders event in China December 2016, 70 artists each had a juniper to work, there were no egos, artists worked alongside each other Kobayashi worked alongside, Serjio, Nacho, Mauro, Bjorn, Ofer, Leigh, Yannick, Nik and many more artists from across the world it was a leveller, NOT a competition but every brought… Continue reading Bonsai without Borders in China Demo tree

Bonsai, Kusamono and Companion Displays that I like at the Artisans Cup

Originally posted on Bonsai Penjing & More:
The Artisans Cup has many powerful and beautiful bonsai. As a visitor, some of them appealed to me more than the others. I enjoyed them all, perhaps some trees related to something I had previously experienced, or the whole composition appealed to me more than just an individual tree.  I like Greg Breden’s Southwestern White Pine, it looks rugged, clinging precariously… Continue reading Bonsai, Kusamono and Companion Displays that I like at the Artisans Cup

An Informal Upright Japanese Black Pine

Originally posted on Bonsai Penjing & More:
A three-point Japanese Black Pine display at the LSBF show. This Japanese black pine (JBP) won the best conifer award in the April 2014 Lone Star State Bonsai Federation (LSBF) show in Houston. Winning the award was a pleasant surprise since I did not expect it; the tree looked somewhat sparse during the show compared to how it looked in the following photo… Continue reading An Informal Upright Japanese Black Pine

The 5th US National Bonsai Exhibition

Originally posted on Bonsai Penjing & More:
When Tony Tickle, one of the judges, said Bill Valavanis has an energy of four men at the awards banquet, he was right to the point and drew a standing ovation. Bill was the force behind this great event. When you see him directing volunteers, from setting up the displays to measuring dimensions of bonsai for the commemorative album, he is… Continue reading The 5th US National Bonsai Exhibition

Preparing A Small Bonsai Display For Show

Originally posted on Bonsai Penjing & More:
Last weekend, we had our Lone Star (Texas) State Bonsai Federation education seminar, and the topic was literati bonsai. All participating trees must be a bunjin. My wife and I exhibited a small, 24″ x 18″, Japanese toko-kazari display. Display consisted of a mame bujin Chinese Elm grown from root cutting, a dwarf Fiber Optic grass, a distant mountain viewing stone and a two-line… Continue reading Preparing A Small Bonsai Display For Show