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  • Ulmus in Bonsai Museum Dusseldorf

    Ulmus by Werner Busch

    A very refined bonsai in the Bonsai Museum in Dusseldorf, in the middle of winter. Look at the fine twigging, and the forst crystals on the branches. Exceptional quality!

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  • Larch – Before and after

    Larch – Before and after

    During a workshop in Wales, in March 2015, Pavel Slovak put a finishing touch on this larch, owned by Jeremy Wheeler. Over several variations this exploded bush with a big trunk -no pun intended- has become an elegant bonsai. Such a great transformation. Note that This tree went through several alterations over the year, before the final styling that led to this image. First major style & deadwood styling by Bob Hill Widening of the canopy and refining of deadwood […]

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  • Literati by Qingquan Zhao

    Literati by Qingquan Zhao

    This literati by Penjing Master, Qingquan Zhao, is top of its class. Literati are often dramatic, with many twists and bends, defying logic. however, when expressed properly, a good Literati comes across as a balanced, calm image. The slender long cruved trunk reflecting on the struggle the tree has had to survive. Master Qingquan Zhao is one of the best bonsai artist in his area.

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  • Hawthorn Raft

    Hawthorn Raft by Tony Tickle

    Tony Tickle (http://yamadori.co.uk) is well known for his Yamadori collecting sprees and the resulting amazing trees that he is able to find. One of his earliest trees is this Hawthorn raft. The leaves are the size of finger nails, and it gets better every year. This is a truely spectacular tree. In winter it sits outside on his benches:

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  • Repotting Bonsai by Graham Potter

    Repotting Bonsai by Graham Potter

    Graham Potter (Kaizen bonsai) has a great series of bonsai videos. In this one, he shows step by step, how to repot a bonsai tree. In the example he shows how much rootmass you can remoe when you take a potted up plant, and move it into a nursery container.

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  • Elm by Paul Spearman in 2011

    Elm raft – Paul Spearman

    Paul bought this elm of Will Baddely in 2011. By January 2015 the basic structure is very clear. A clear example of what a little bit of vision, combined with skills can do. Can you imagine what this tree will look like in another 5 or even 10 years? Before repotting on the slab (Winter 2014) and in leaf (summer 2014):

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  • Airlayering – The basics by Graham Potter

    Airlayering – The basics by Graham Potter

    Graham potter is a well-known bonsai artist, amongst others known for his massive online website based in the UK. In this post he explains in simple terms, with very clear footages, the steps to set an airlayer. One of the best tutorials on the process available. A definate guide to airlayering. Air layering is a method to grow roots on a trunk or branch in a place where normally no roots would grow. It can be very usefull if you […]

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