The Front Yard of the Same Brilliant Bonsai Garden

Today it’s Harmut Muenchebach’s spectacular front yard. Yesterday it was the back We were going to move on from yesterday’s post until I stumbled upon the photos shown here. Now the picture of Hartmut Muenchenbach’s magical Bavarian bonsai garden is a little closer to complete. Though the photos here are by Walter Pall and Jennifer Price (just like yesterday’s), we found them at a place called Bonsai Mag 3 Day Wire Sale Ends Tomorrow Night 40% off 2 or more 500 gram Bonsai Aesthetic Wire only 8.70 per roll and just in case you’re new to this 8.70 is a … Continue reading The Front Yard of the Same Brilliant Bonsai Garden

Brilliant Bavarian Backyard Bonsai Garden

Harmut Muenchebach’s brilliant Bavarian backyard bonsai garden. It wouldn’t be hard to indulge in a little envy here, but better to just enjoy. Just stumbled upon these brilliant photos of Hartmut Muenchenbach’s magical Bavarian backyard bonsai garden. They’re from a post on Walter Pall’s timeline titled Jennifer Price at Hartmut Muenchenbach’s. The only other text says This is in Bavaria, Germany. 3 DAYS ONLY 40% off 2 or more 500 gram Bonsai Aesthetic Wire only 8.70 per roll and just in case you’re new to this, 8.70 a roll is so very low this special ends Wednesday night at 11:59pm EDT … Continue reading Brilliant Bavarian Backyard Bonsai Garden

Old World Bonsai Plaza

This Shohin Trident maple is one of a large group of bonsai displayed on a plaza in Treviso, Italy. Getting a deplorably late start this morning, so we’ll take a quick journey back three years to a unusual post about some Bonsai on an Italian plaza. I have no idea if it was a one-off situation or they’re still displaying bonsai there to this day.  I think this the first time we’ve featured bonsai on a plaza. In Italy, or for that matter, anywhere. The displays belong to Barbazza Bonsai. The city is Treviso. You can visit Barbazza on facebook … Continue reading Old World Bonsai Plaza

Nice Tree, Great Pot

Based on the leaves and berries I’m guessing this is an English Hawthorn. Just a quickie today. The tree and pot belong to Peter Krebs, a well known bonsai potter and artist. I found them here. Continued below… 2 BRAND NEW TOOL SALES 30% off Bonsai Aesthetics Tools 20% off Okatsune Bonsai & Garden Tools plus an Extra 10% off orders 100.00+ FREE Shipping on U.S. orders 50.00+ (you must selected Free Shipping when you check out) All those fine brush strokes. The labor of love.   Here’s another Peter Krebs pot from a 2014 Bark post that featured several … Continue reading Nice Tree, Great Pot

When Was the Last Time You Saw a Trunk with so much Power and Character?

This has to be one of the most compelling bonsai I’ve seen in a while. It has that wild, not overly refined look and ‘just so’ deadwood (it’s not dominated by deadwood like so many trees). But the real deal is the trunk. When was the last time you saw a trunk with so much power and character? Hopelessly behind schedule with Thanksgiving and other family and friend obligations looming, not to mention my other job (Stone Lantern) and its daily demands… So to save precious time, we’re going to rerun a post on one of my all time favorite … Continue reading When Was the Last Time You Saw a Trunk with so much Power and Character?

Stone Lantern Site Wide Sale Ends Sunday Night

Our Site Wide Sale covers everything including tools & wire  Just a friendly heads up… … Our 20% to 30% off Site Wide Sale ends Sunday night at 11:59pm EDT 20% to 30% off our already discounted prices on… … Everything!    Our Site Wide Sale covers everything including books Our Site Wide Sale covers everything including our famous Roshi Tools Our Site Wide Sale covers everything including Fertilizer & Bonsai Wire Our Site Wide Sale covers everything including Ho Yoku Care products Our Site Wide Sale covers everything including Bonsai Pots   Our Site Wide Sale covers everything including … Continue reading Stone Lantern Site Wide Sale Ends Sunday Night

Celebrating Bonsai

I’m feeling a little daring today. Even revolutionary. This is the first time we’ve used cartoon images. Let alone head up a post with one. Both cartoons are promotions for Robert Steven’s big Bonsai Biennale and they work for me. Hopefully for you too. All the images in this post are from Robert’s facebook feed. It has been a while since we’ve featured Robert Steven’s masterful bonsai and his other numerous doings. Doings so numerous that I suspect he seldom sleeps (Bill Valavanis is also suspect, but that’s for another time). We’ll focus mostly on images that feature Robert’s upcoming … Continue reading Celebrating Bonsai

The Last Day!

This perfect Pemphis acidula by Robert Steven doesn’t have much to do with the last day of our Big Winter Sale. Except that Robert’s excellent book, Mission of Transformation is one of the items you can save on (the photo originally appeared in a Bark post way back in 2009). Our Big Winter Sale is running out of time. Today is the last day to save 20% to 25% on everything we offer at Stone Lantern. Just in case you’re one of those people who reads this blog but never visits our Stone Lantern website, you should know that we … Continue reading The Last Day!

A Quick Study in Deadwood

It’s all about the deadwood (and the crown). Deadwood is sometimes overplayed, especially on Shimpaku. But even though the deadwood is dominant on this tree, the powerful and well constructed crown offers a good sense of balance. All three photos in this post are from Marco Invernizzi’s website. I’m still on vacation, so we’ll make no pretense of in-depth analysis of deadwood this morning (not that we ever do much in-depth analysis of anything). Just three photos of Shimpaku from Marco Invernizzi’s website with a few quick comments and a little word from our sponsor. Marco Invernizzi studied extensively with … Continue reading A Quick Study in Deadwood

Trim, Wire, Feed, Transplant, Enjoy

Trident maple forest from Bonsai Today issue 14. Back issues of Bonsai Today are 75% off. We don’t often use Bonsai Bark to advertise our products, but in this case, because so many of you have been waiting for our Bonsai Aesthetics wire, we’re making a somewhat rare exception. Our famous and enormously popular Bonsai Aesthetics wire is back, and, as always, the prices are unbeatable. 1 Kilo rolls are from 14.80 to 18.50 each depending on how many you buy, and 100 gram rolls are from 2.36 to 2.95 also depending on how many you buy. Roshi Bonsai Tool … Continue reading Trim, Wire, Feed, Transplant, Enjoy