Author: Bonsai Journal

bonsaiempire: Cool collection of Mame and Sho…

bonsaiempire:

Cool collection of Mame and Shohin sized Bonsai, photo by Miyazato Rintaro. Feel free to share!

kihaku-gato: 5-and-a-half-acres: One of my f…

kihaku-gato:

5-and-a-half-acres:

One of my favorite trees due to year round interest.
Birch bark cherry or Tibetan cherry.
Prunus serrula.

Holy batman, that’s copper pipes with leaves lvls of bold!

bonsaiempire: Pyracantha/ Firethorn Bonsai, i…

bonsaiempire:

Pyracantha/ Firethorn Bonsai, in the collection of 洪瑋岳.

bonsaiempire: Smoke Tree, by Harvey Carapella

bonsaiempire:

Smoke Tree, by Harvey Carapella

bonsaiempire: An absolutely stunning Azalea b…

bonsaiempire:

An absolutely stunning Azalea bonsai by the Crespi Bonsai museum.

adamaskwhy: I had the pleasure of visiting an…

adamaskwhy:

I had the pleasure of visiting an old friend (Big Foot the ficus) and meeting some new bonsai at Petroleum Traders the other day. I worked hard on Big Foot a few years back (https://adamaskwhy.com/2014/06/28/eight-foot-tall-ficus-trunk-chop-how-low-can-you-go/) and I was delighted to see how much the tree has developed. It and all the trees there are diligently cared for by Darlene and Pat, and the great American bonsai artist, Guy Guidry, directs them and visits several times a year. Guy has sold several of his “babies” to the owner, Michael, and does a great job curating the collection. Thank you Darlene for letting me revisit Big Foot! #bonsairoadwarrior #mybonsaiworld #bonsai #trees

bonsaiempire: Shishigashira (Japanese Maple) …

bonsaiempire:

Shishigashira (Japanese Maple) bonsai, photo by the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum in Japan.

smalltree: While in Hanoi for work I had the …

smalltree:

While in Hanoi for work I had the opportunity to visit the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, where I was surprised by a couple dozen bonsai in one of the courtyards. 

bonsaiempire: Gelonium aequoreum Bonsai by Mi…

bonsaiempire:

Gelonium aequoreum Bonsai by Mike Siow

Baby tree alert!

Baby tree alert!

The top pic is of tamarack seedlings, which I’ve finally succeeded in germinating. I collected the seeds in the fall of 2017, stratified them in a container of moist sphagnum in the garage, and brought them indoors in mid-March. Now, a few weeks later, five seedlings are up. I’m not sure yet how I’m going to transfer them to a deeper container, but keeping sphagnum consistently moist is tricky and they’ll need a different medium soon.

In the bottom pic are Forelle pears, which I started stratifying on 1-6-18 in the fridge, and which just germinated this week. There are five seeds in this pot, but only four are up so far, as the last had only just started growing a root when I potted them up.