Selecting a lead tree isn't always easy. Especially with so many good bonsai to choose from. I settled on this one partly because it's a full cascade and good full cascade bonsai aren't that common, and partly because of the tree's overall relaxed feel; the unusual way the foliage seems draped across the top and just how loose all the foliage hangs. Not to say that its wild shape and extraordinary deadwood aren't enough to make this tree worthy. But then most of Gede Merte's bonsai show wild shapes and extraordinary deadwood. The tree is Pemphis acidula. A common plant in Indonesia.
Yesterday’s post featured several tropical bonsai from Indonesia, including one from Gede merta (Bonsai Bali), a highly innovative Indonesian bonsai artist. This post is from our archives. April, 2015, and is devoted to his bonsai.
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Another extraordinary Pemphis acidula
If you’ve been paying attention you can’t help but notice that something is afoot is Southeast Asia. In this case it’s Indonesia, which seems to be leading a revolution in collected Tropical bonsai. One of the key figures in this revolution is Gede merta (Bonsai Bali), a bonsai artist with a distinctive easily recognized touch. All the trees in this post are his (from facebook)
And yet another. Gede Merta's caption says 'theme: bird'
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This makes four Pemphis acidula in a row. The theme is 'dance'
Aha. A non-Phempis. The caption says Hokian tea. A more common name might be Fukien tea.
Finally, another Pemphis acidula. The theme is 'People' Is this because we grow up the first part of our life and then down after that?
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