bonsai tree care

Show trees and accents

bonsai general - 25 views

for exhibit Bay Island Bonsai this year, I exhibited six trees and four accents. Two of the accents were created for previous exhibitions, while the other (smaller) two came together just before the show. Trees, on the other hand, have all been in my collection for some time.

Two of the pines are the same age, but it does not. Both the red pine forest pine and black shohin were planted in 1994, but the red pines still look young for me. It may be another five to ten years before starting to look his age.

Japanese red pine – 22 years from seed

black pine Japanese – 22 years from seed

the black pine shohin was an obvious choice for the exhibition as recently shown that in the Glass artisans who, incidentally, today launched its retrospective exhibition. More on that a review soon!

Yaupon holly

dwarf glycine ( japonica Millettia ‘Hime Fuji’ )

pine black – 12 years from seed

white chojubai then caught my attention because it was completely budded and begins to bloom right as the opening of the exhibition began. A new pot and some moss and was ready to go.

Japanese flowering quince ‘chojubai’

The hens and chicks are shown below on several BIB exhibitions. One or two years ago, a leaf from a nearby succulent fell into the pot and began to grow. I leave it for the moment.

Hens and chicks succulent

Sedum with Selaginella

The accent is a little later naked. I’m curious how it will look in another year.

Selaginella with two types of moss

Read also:   Henk Fresen Beautiful Bonsai Display Bronzes

effusis Juncus – possibly ‘Spiralis’

This article was originally published on

Show trees and accents

International contributions to Japan Suiseki Exhibition

International contributions to Japan Suiseki Exhibition

One of the remarkable aspects of Suiseki Exhibition Japan is that all stones on display were from Japan. This included a series .... More »

Stimulate new growth on cork oak

My recent posts have cork oak trees that were removed from the plant during last winter. The aim of these trees is simply get he.... More »

35th Annual Exhibition of BABA

weekend Bonsai Bay Associates held their annual exhibition number 35 in the Center Garden Lake Merritt in Oakland, California. D.... More »

The distinction of ripe age of new growth in junipers

A recent heat wave left its mark on a number of trees in my garden. On the day the temperatures peaked, brown needles appeared i.... More »