Sunday, September 29, 2013

Chinese landscape

This image of a penjing at the present WBFF convention in China impressed me deeply. Look at the first image and see a great landscape. How about having this as bonsai? Impossible? Look at the second one. This could be the future of bonsai when the Chinese will be getting serious.

I have to apologize to bill Valavanis for using his image. I found it on Facebook where this and similar ones are floating around dozens of times without mentioning a source. I only found out after using it here that the original came form the blog of Bill Valavanis. Bill wrote several great articles about his adventures in China:]


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Cembra pine #1

Cembra pine, Swiss stone pine, Pinus cembra, collected in Austria in 2005, pot by Walter Venne, Germany.


Mugo pine #11

Mugo pine, Pinus mugo, collected in Switzerland in 1994, first image of 1995, pot Tokoname. After twenty years the tree is finally presentable. I cannot recall ever having seen a denser mugo pine.


Monday, September 23, 2013

photo usage

This happens when a tree's photographs go around the world. Well, I see it as a compliment.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Mugo pine #21

Mugo pine, Pinus mugo, collected in Switzerland in 2002, first image of 2004, pot by Bryan Albright. After the first styling the lowest branches died. By now the tree has recovered well from this problem.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

INTERNATIONAL BONSAI ACADEMY with Walter Pall 2013 - Case Study 10/ Pinu...

Euonymus #3

Euonymus, burning bush, Euonymus europea, nursery grown, first image 2010, after the radical cut one year ago the tree already looks fine again. Pot by Derek Aspinall / glazing by WP. Pot is not quite as red as on the images, color will look spectacular with red fall leaves.