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    Bjorn Bjorholm Speaks Out On Hedge Pruning

    Why choose one method over another, the results of one are superior to the other in your own estimation. If you can’t discern the difference then for you it is a waste of time to employ traditional methods. For those who clearly see the difference there is no contest. As always, we chose the...
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    Ryan Neil interview of Bill Valavanis

    Back under the bridge now troll
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    Forsythia bonsai?

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    Forsythia bonsai?

    Grown & trained from root removed from the Mother tree displayed in this post
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    Forsythia bonsai?

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    The 2019 National Shohin Exhibition is coming!

    It is a very cool & rare Satsuki that flowers pretty much all summer! Glad too see you got it Judy.
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    1st American Judge in Japan

    Check out Bills Blog of this event with a 4 part report all with photos of stunning Bonsai.
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    1st American Judge in Japan

    I love the history of Bonsai, the trees, the Artists, the Exhibitions,ok so everything. This past November an American was asked to be a Judge at the 38th Taikan ten held in Kyoto in the Miayko Messe Center. That person was my great Friend & Teacher Wm. N. Valavanis!!! No American or westerner...
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    New term for American bonsai

    Bill Valavanis shared photos of the award winning Bonsai as did Bonsai Bark and Bonsai Empire. For great photos the 6th US National Bonsai Exhibition Album is available to reserve prepublication with release next spring.
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    New term for American bonsai

    The All American Bonsai Award was awarded to my American Larch Bonsai. The tree was in a rustic rock scoop container which happened to be American made. The stand was lake bottom drift wood which was selected to enhance the wild natural feel of the tree. Not all Bonsai or displays have a theme...
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    Ryan Neil interview of Bill Valavanis

    This is a unique video in many ways and offers a number of opportunities to gain knowledge & insight. No matter where you are in your Bonsai journey, if you are interested growing your understanding of the Art of Bonsai watching this fast paced but long exchange will be worth while. Few people...
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    Stumpy is Getting Dressed

    Stumpy is Beloved!!! He is an amazing fellow, Alan has treated him well and Stumpy shines! One of my all time favorite trees.
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    Eastern White Cedar Story

    Eastern White Cedar Bonsai This Bonsai was created from a tree collected in 1989. It was growing in a “rock pocket” in Northern Upstate New York. The current front was facing the sky and the current back was lying against the rock. It had a trunk which extended along the rock for about 3 ½ ft...
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    Newbei Thuja

    It is only 12" tall, hard to tell from the photo.
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    Newbei Thuja

    Yes. I collected and trained for over 25 years
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    Newbei Thuja

    EWC are wonderful trees and can make excellent Bonsai including small sizes Chuhin and Shohin Bonsai. They require time, dedication and knowledge. The results can be rewarding.
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    Forsythia bonsai?

    Forsythia Bonsai 5th US National Bonsai Exhibition I Trained from an old garden specimen. Photo by Joe Noga One small bloom during display in Sept.
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    Intelligent conversation of the Literati

    A number of possibilities... One as a companion to a box or other large display table as was displayed @ the 5th US National.
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    Intelligent conversation of the Literati

    I sent this photo to Tomohiro Masumi and asked if this tree which is much taller than 8" height but is bunjin would be allowed to be displayed at Gafuten, the premier Shohin Bonsai Exhibition in the world. His answer: "Yes, of course!" Tomohiro Masumi is the Vice Chairman of the All Japan Shohin...
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    Intelligent conversation of the Literati

    Another rule breaking Literati American Bittersweet, pencil thin in training over 20 years, 3" pot, well over 8"
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    Intelligent conversation of the Literati

    As a Literati, it feels like a Shohin
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