Tuesday, June 13, 2017


(#1) Azalea Bonsai in full bloom, by Makoto Tsuji

Flowering Bonsai tree
Stunning image of an Azalea Bonsai tree in full bloom, by Makoto Tsuji.

(#2) Bougainvillea by Lorna Toledo

Bougainvillea Bonsai in bloom
Abundant flowers on this massive Bougainvillea Bonsai, by Lorna Toledo. Read more in the Bonsai with flowers article.

(#3) Shohin crabapple by Katsumi Komiya

Crabapple Bonsai
Berries on a Crabapple Bonsai tree, very small size (called Shohin). By: Katsumi Komiya

(#4) Flowering Bonsai, by Wolfgang Putz

Flowering Bonsai
This tree is an Azalea species of only 14 cm (5 inches) high. The picture is taken in late spring / early summer, the moment when Azalea trees bloom (shortly, but very vividly!). The tree is planted in a Japanese Bonsai pot.

(#5) Wisteria Bonsai by Heike van Gunst

Wisteria Bonsai with flowers
Wisteria Bonsai tree in full bloom, simply spectacular. By: Heike van Gunst

(#6) Apple on Bonsai tree

Apple bonsai tree
"Big apple on a tiny Bonsai tree". It looks photoshopped, but it is in fact a real Bonsai. Leaves can grow smaller, but often fruits remain relatively big. Photo by: Flowerstory

(#7) Azalea Bonsai with flowers, by Teunis Jan Klein

 Cascade flowering Bonsai
Not often do we find an Azalea Bonsai in cascade style. The tree has bright flowers. By: Teunis Jan Klein, check his Bonsai artist profile.

(#8) Callicarpa Japonica Bonsai

Callicarpa Japonica Bonsai with fruits
Callicarpa Japonica Bonsai, bearing flashy purple fruits. Photo by: Associazione Rock'n'Bonsai.

(#9) A Bougainvillea variety

Orange flowers on this Bonsai
Bright orange flowers on what seems to be a Bougainvillea variety. By: 睿璿.

(#10) Prunus Mume (Japanese Apricot) by Michael Bonsai

Prunus mume Japanese apricot Bonsai
A Prunus Mume (Japanese Apricot) with tiny white flowers. Even more significant in Japan is the Cherry blossom Bonsai season. By: Michael Bonsai.

(#1) Bag End Bonsai landscape by Chris Guise

Bag End Bonsai tree landscape
The wonderful Lord of the Rings movies were more than enough inspiration for Chris to recreate the Bag End landscape in miniature, with a stunning Bonsai as result. Read more about how it was made in the "Bag End Bonsai landscape" article!

(#2) Juniper Bonsai tree by Luis Vila

Juniper by Luis Vila
A Juniper Bonsai tree, placed in a unique Crescent Bowl which enhances the dramatic effect of the cascade composition. Photo by: Salvador De Los Reyes.

(#3) Crash Bonsai

Crash Bonsai
Miniature cars folded around Bonsai trees, the result? Crash Bonsai (source).

(#4) Bonsai Art by Makoto Azuma

Makoto Azuma Bonsai art
The Japanese artist Makoto Azuma created this exposition, using classic Japanese Bonsai trees.

(#5) Pine Bonsai at Ryokan Yachiyo

Kyoto Juniper Bonsai
It took 30 years to grow the 6,5 foot (2 meter) branch of this Bonsai, at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo. Read more on Bonsai in Japan. Photo by: Michael Bonsai.

(#6) An 800 year-old Bonsai tree at Shunkaen, by Kunio Kobayashi

800 year old Bonsai tree
A remarkable tree which is well known for its extremely high age; the tree is reported to be over 800 years old! Its owner, master Kunio Kobayashi, is one of the most well known Bonsai artists in the world and has won the prestigious Prime Minister award in Japan 4 times. His nursery, Shunka-en, is located in Tokyo and is open to visitors.

(#7) Juniper by Peter Ebensperger

Juniper Bonsai
Spectacular and very unique display. Slanting Juniper Bonsai composition, forest style. Picture by Peter Ebensperger.

(#8) Bonsai tree-houses / dioramas by Takanori Aiba

Bonsai treehouse diorama
A truly stunning creation, combining a miniature city and a Bonsai tree into a "Bonsai Diorama".

(#9) Bonsai trunk fusion by Greg Wentzel

Bonsai trunk fusion
Trunk fusions are a grafting technique that use multiple rooted cuttings to create a large base trunk with a dramatic even taper in a relatively short time frame. Read more about it in the "Bonsai Trunk Fusion" article.

(#10) Apple on Bonsai tree

Apple on a Bonsai tree
"Big apple on a tiny Bonsai tree". It looks photoshopped, but it is in fact a real Bonsai. Leaves can grow smaller, but often fruits remain relatively big. For more information, read the Fruits and Flowers with Bonsai article. Photo by: Flowerstory.

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