L’harmonie du Yamadori

Originally posted on Bonsai VL:
(English version below :  Yamadori Harmony )  Auteur: Jacinthe Auger Traduction anglophone: Patrick Blandeau Photos:  Robert Smith L’harmonie du Yamadori … le reboisement Lors du banquet du 20e anniversaire de la Société de bonsaï et de penjing du Québec (SBPQ), j’ai pris connaissance des engagements de la SBPQ quant au reboisement et aux bonnes pratiques du yamadori.  Robert Smith propriétaire… Continue reading L’harmonie du Yamadori

Development of Juniper #1

Originally posted on Bonsai VL:
? (Version française ci-dessous) I acquired this Juniper Chinensis in the summer of 2007.  It was field grown in South Korea.  I acquired the tree because I loved the twisting veins on the trunk and to have a bigger challenge during my various courses. The challenge was bigger than I thought and I am still learning about the optimal horticultural… Continue reading Development of Juniper #1

Ancient Trees of The Sierras

Originally posted on Moonlight Bonsai:
One of the most beautiful treasures of California is without a doubt the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. Littered with twisted conifers full of deadwood and intricate structure, this place is a gold mine for bonsai artists to study and instill into their trees and design principles. Looking out on the vast wilderness of the Sierras One of the more sought… Continue reading Ancient Trees of The Sierras

Japanese Maples and Healing Large Wounds

Originally posted on Moonlight Bonsai:
I recently came across an interesting Momiji (Japanese Maple) project with nice subtle curves and slow elegant taper – great features for a raw stock Momiji. Momiji Before Work Now you may have noticed one or two major details about this tree… 1. It is in major need of a repotting which luckily when these photos were taken was the… Continue reading Japanese Maples and Healing Large Wounds

Koromogae Philosophy & Rocky Mountain Juniper

Originally posted on Moonlight Bonsai:
Koromogae (衣替え) is a Japanese term that I have come to enjoy using recently…. In common terms it expresses the changing of robes or changing of clothing due to the seasonal flux. With bonsai this term is used to describe the technique of changing the entirety of the foliage variety on a particular tree. The tree in question is a… Continue reading Koromogae Philosophy & Rocky Mountain Juniper

72nd Annual Orchid and Bonsai Show

Originally posted on Collectors Connection:
Philippine Orchid Society will be hosting their 72nd Annual Orchid and Bonsai show  from March 9 to 19,2018 at the Hardin ng mga Bulaklak, Quezon Memorial Circle , Quezon City. This year’s theme is: “Orchid Fantasies and Bonsai Grandeur”. Orchids, ornamental and bonsai trees enthusiasts can expect a bigger and more impressive show at Philippine Orchid Society’s Orchid and Bonsai… Continue reading 72nd Annual Orchid and Bonsai Show

Red Pine / Ponderosa on Rock-

Originally posted on Michael Hagedorn:
One of the bonsai benefits of living in the volcanic Pacific Northwest of the U.S. is the geology. There are many dark, irregular rocks out there for rock plantings. This pine was originally a Ponderosa, Pinus ponderosa. About seven years ago I grafted it with Red Pine, Pinus densiflora. This spring we were casting about for a container—I send students… Continue reading Red Pine / Ponderosa on Rock-