This photo is from Explore the World of Bonsai, a special feature offered on the National Bonsai Foundation website. Check it out, it’s well worth a look, especially for those of us still becoming acquainted with the art of bonsai (that pretty much covers us all).
Giant bonsai in a very large box. This turned up on Ruddy Valentino d’Augusto’s facebook page. It’s titled Amazing Bonsai Garden. I’ve seen other gargantuan bonsai, but this one may be the most impressive yet.
This fluid Japanese maple is one of a whole series of great trees featured on Yoshimoto Ishizuka’s facebook photos. Is it just me, or would you also like to see the sign removed?
Though it has been about twenty years since I’ve been there, if memory serves, Columbus is one of the nicer mid-sized, mid-western cities and the Franklin Part Conservatory is well worth a visit. Here’s a link to The Columbus Bonsai Society.
Check out the girth of the cascading branch on this excellent pine by David Benavente. Something you may or may not know about cascade bonsai is just how challenging it is to keep the lower parts healthy and strong looking. Most trees are apically dominant, which means energy tends to flow up, rather than down; thus the challenge. This photo is from David Benavente’s Estudio de Bonsai facebook page.
Humidity and heat. It’s that time of year. Morten Albek has a worthwhile article with some useful tips, title Humidity and heat on his Shohin-Bonsai Europe blog. For those of you who don’t know Morten, he’s the author of our Shohin Bonsai, Majesty in Miniature book.
The U.S. National Bonsai and Penjing Museum is still there, awaiting your visit.