Two “Root-On-Wall” Ficus Penjing – How I Create This New Style

Originally posted on Bonsai Penjing & More:
This article was written by Mr. Xuenian Han (韩学年), a well-known Lingnan penjing master. It was published in Mr. Shaohong Liu’s (刘少红) “The World of Penjing” (盆景世界), the most widely read online penjing magazine in China with over 135,000 subscribed readers. Both Mr. Han and Mr. Liu gave me permissions to translate this article and share it with English… Continue reading Two “Root-On-Wall” Ficus Penjing – How I Create This New Style

Stewartia Update

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
I repotted the Stewartia this spring into a shallow container…maybe too shallow. But I think it will be ok. I wanted to correctly orient the tree so the new front would be, well, out front. My short history of this tree spans about 16 months now. Here is a post on the collection through first styling: https://nebaribonsai.wordpress.com/2020/02/01/stewartia/ New Front: Back:… Continue reading Stewartia Update

E.J.H Corner, a Ficus Authority and “My Father in His Suitcase”

Originally posted on Bonsai Penjing & More:
I was searching online for ficus information, came across “FigWeb” and saw this reference: Berg, C.C. & Corner, E.J.H. 2005. Moraceae – Ficus. Flora Malesiana Series I (Seed Plants) Volume 17/Part 2. National Herbarium of the Netherlands, Leiden. Holy Moly! Was Corner still alive in 2005?  No, he passed in 1996.  The monograph was published posthumously. As a… Continue reading E.J.H Corner, a Ficus Authority and “My Father in His Suitcase”