After a long closure due to the #COVID19 pandemic, the #JapaneseGarden ⛩️🌸 in #Leverkusen is open again 😊 The garden was created between 1912 and 1914 at the instigation of the then general director of #BayerAG, Prof. Carl Duisberg, who had a passion for garden art. He was also an enthusiastic #bonsai grower. You can find further information on https://www.bayer.com/de/de/japanischer-garten-leverkusen.
Jonas Dupuich Red Maple Forest Cleanup https://www.allforgardening.com/691264/jonas-dupuich-red-maple-forest-cleanup/
@nathanlovestrees @douglasvb I've got a range of starter trees that have all been pretty forgiving, some maples, a ginkgo, a few pines, blue Alps (pictured). Start with trees you like or know how to care for, or anything free or cheap and it's low risk. I'm self taught and all of my trees are three years old or less. I'm learning the art of patience as much as I'm learning #bonsai
My office friend during the dark season. https://www.allforgardening.com/691061/my-office-friend-during-the-dark-season/
ICYMI: We met some brilliant minds at #MicroConf '23 and discovered a common challenge: balancing feature releases with technical debt.
🌳 That's why we created #Bonsai for:
2. #Ruby applications 👉 https://www.fastruby.io/monthly-rails-maintenance?utm_source=Mastodon&utm_medium=Organic&utm_campaign=Blogpromo&utm_term=bonsai&utm_content=Graphic&utm_id=
Chamaecyparis thyoides “red star”. Now and almost 3 years ago https://www.allforgardening.com/690228/chamaecyparis-thyoides-red-star-now-and-almost-3-years-ago/
Just staring out https://www.allforgardening.com/690045/just-staring-out/
Mexican heather https://www.allforgardening.com/688941/mexican-heather-2/
Chernobyl/pripyat themed penjing idea https://www.allforgardening.com/688294/chernobyl-pripyat-themed-penjing-idea/
This Chamelion is Decorating My Bonsai https://www.allforgardening.com/687297/this-chamelion-is-decorating-my-bonsai/
Two years progression https://www.allforgardening.com/686191/two-years-progression/
I wonder if this concept, of being able to detect senescence via ultraviolet light, could apply to bonsai care https://www.allforgardening.com/686024/i-wonder-if-this-concept-of-being-able-to-detect-senescence-via-ultraviolet-light-could-apply-to-bonsai-care/
I’ve been finding these in my pots this fall. Google says it’s Birds Nest Fungi. Is this a good or bad thing to let grow at the base of a plant? https://www.allforgardening.com/685934/ive-been-finding-these-in-my-pots-this-fall-google-says-its-birds-nest-fungi-is-this-a-good-or-bad-thing-to-let-grow-at-the-base-of-a-plant/
My part time gig https://www.allforgardening.com/685554/my-part-time-gig/
Imported Korean Hornbeam finally hits high color for the season ♥️ https://www.allforgardening.com/685197/imported-korean-hornbeam-finally-hits-high-color-for-the-season-/ https://www.allforgardening.com/685197/imported-korean-hornbeam-finally-hits-high-color-for-the-season-%e2%99%a5%ef%b8%8f/
Mistakes are your friend https://www.allforgardening.com/684528/mistakes-are-your-friend/
Collected my first yamadori today. A tamarack. Let's see how it goes. #bonsai
My windswept Coprosma P. Vista Verde https://www.allforgardening.com/684154/my-windswept-coprosma-p-vista-verde/
You know what's the hardest for me in #bonsai ?
Just leaving the trees alone. They sometimes need so much time with no work being done...
As Danny Use (i think) once said: "Time is your best friend. Or your worst enemy, if you are impatient."
Ponderosa pine progression, finally committed to a literati design https://www.allforgardening.com/683822/ponderosa-pine-progression-finally-committed-to-a-literati-design/
Impromptu Azalea Purchase https://www.allforgardening.com/683632/impromptu-azalea-purchase/
Potentilla for windswept? https://www.allforgardening.com/683362/potentilla-for-windswept/
Red alder. Quick to develop. This little guy is maybe 5 years old and has been in this pot for about 2 1/2 years https://www.allforgardening.com/683281/red-alder-quick-to-develop-this-little-guy-is-maybe-5-years-old-and-has-been-in-this-pot-for-about-2-1-2-years/
Oak inspiration !! https://www.allforgardening.com/682802/oak-inspiration/
Chinese Elm Work for Fall, My Multiple Sclerosis Bonsai Therapy https://www.allforgardening.com/681048/chinese-elm-work-for-fall-my-multiple-sclerosis-bonsai-therapy/
Prunus Cerasifera (Cherry Plum) https://www.allforgardening.com/679994/prunus-cerasifera-cherry-plum/
A bunch of pots I made. Please let me know if you’d use them for your trees. (fired in a gas kiln so they show effects of flames & reduction) https://www.allforgardening.com/679892/a-bunch-of-pots-i-made-please-let-me-know-if-youd-use-them-for-your-trees-fired-in-a-gas-kiln-so-they-show-effects-of-flames-reduction/
There’s a really nice #bonsai garden at Adam’s Point. This is the oldest tree they have there. They call it the Daimyo Oak.
Put the #Bonsai trees from the bench to the ground for the winter. Which always makes me a little sad because I love looking at them from the kitchen windows.
Pretty but wasteful:
Resilient Bonsai Tree Sculptures Burst Through Porcelain Vessels
> Nothing can hold back the beauty of nature!
Nach der frühmorgendlichen Aufregung am #SilentSunday musste ich erst mal wieder runterkommen... mit ZEN und der Ruhe des Bonsai-Gartens mit seinen zum Teil weit über 100 Jahre alten Bäumen
After the early morning excitement today on #SilentSunday I had to calm down... with ZEN and the tranquillity of the bonsai garden with its trees, some of which are well over 100 years old.
edit: weiteres Foto hinzugefügt, photo added
#fotografie #photography #bonsai #tree
@Irisfreundin ja, das mit dem PH-Wert der Erde ist so eine Sache... Letztes Jahr um die Zeit hatte er kein eiziges grünes Blatt mehr und im Frühjahr sah er ganz furchbar aus (s. Bilder mit dem #Bonsai Hashtag). Dieses Jahr habe ich den Zitrus-Pflanzen extra Dünger mit viel Eisen/Kalzium gegeben, das hat offensichtlich etwas geholfen. An der Erdmischung muss ich aber noch arbeiten, auch bei meinen Rhododendren 🍃
jetzt stehen nur noch zwei meiner #Bonsai im #Garten, die ich mit dem ersten Frost dann rein hole - also vielleicht im Januar, wenn überhaupt.
1. Bild: Orange (Citrus Sinensis) aus einem Kern gezogen. Die gelben Blätter sind leider keine Herbstfärbung 🍂
2. Bild: Kirschmyrte (Eugenia paniculata), die über die Jahre häufig umgefallen ist und deshalb besonders an der Spitze etwas kahl wirkt 🤷♂️
3. Bild: Chrysanthemum indicum, die spendiere ich Euch noch oben drauf, Farbe soll ja momentan gut tun 😉
slip potting & mild pruning, plus a wire treatment later, I have what can reasonably be called a #bonsai
Some time during the Tang dynasty, 'penjing' (盆景), the Chinese tradition of creating miniature landscapes in a tray, arrived in Japan. Here the emphasis moved from creating entire scenes to focusing on individual trees, replicating full-grown specimens on a minute scale.
Penjing began to arrive in Japan from the 7thC, but the first appearance of (what we would recognize as) bonsai in Japanese art is in the 1195 'Saigyō Monogatari emaki' (西行物語絵巻).
Kyōto hosts 2 major exhibitions of bonsai each year at the Miyako Messe: the 'Nihon Bonsai Taikanten' (日本盆栽大観展) in Autumn, and the 'Gafūten Shōhin' (小品盆栽 雅風展) in January, which focuses on Bonsai so small they can be held in the palm of your hand.
I have pottet this juniper (a cheap hedge plant from a nursery) into a #bonsai pot way to ealry. Now, I want to re-style it. That will probably take a few years, so better start now :)
Later, I want to remove most of the brances and only leave a few strong ones. But for now, I am letting them grow so they can get a little bit thicker.
I will remove some of the foliage in winter and put the tree into a pond basket in spring, so it can grow faster.
But later. For today, I decided to...
Last week, I wrote that my chinese elm #bonsai does not look healthy and that I think it did not get enough light this year.
That's why I built those benches from leftover wood from our construction site this autumn. Now I can place the trees in a part of the garden that gets a lot of light, but also some shade.
The gravel on the benches is for better drainage - and also because it looks nice.
My parents have a large cotoneaster bush, and some branches have grown air roots, so I took a few cuttings and put them into an indoor greenhouse.
I like cotoneaster for #bonsai because they are relatively easy to keep small and they have loveley flowers and small fruit.
Unfortunately, my last one died of a really nasty infection. Wish me more luck with those four...
Ich weiß darüber gerade nur so viel, daß ich wohl beides nicht würde hinbekommen: Einen #Bonsai kleinhalten, genau wie einen stattlichen Baum ihn werden lassen nicht. Ich bin ein #Bäumebeschneider vor dem Herrn. Sobald ich mit denen fertig war, brauchten die alle jedes Mal dann erst wieder Jahre, sich von den #Heimsuchungen zu erholen. Einzig die #Nachbarn freut's - ... weil sowas immer die Nachbarn freut ... 🤓
So, here's a chinese elm #bonsai that I bought ~1 year ago in a garden center. I bought it because I think it's not too bad for a garden-center bonsai.
It came in a wayyyy-too-big pot, so I re-pottet it into this blue pot. But then, it was in a too-shady place during our construction work.
I think that's the main reason why it does not look very healthy right now (and also probably because I had to cut *a lot* of roots to fit it into this container).
I am getting started with #bonsai again. All the trees I have right now are just raw material that will need another 5-10 years. Anyway, I will start to post some pictures of me working on my trees here. But right now, there's not much to do, since winter is coming...
I am a novice hobbyist, but I have two apples from a much-neglected tree on my late father's farm, which I got on my last ever visit. For now, I will not be able to go back. They are still whole, but I'd like to try getting and starting the seeds.
Any advice before I google?
Frage an Bonsai-Bubble:
Kann ich eine Japanischen Lebkuchenbaum als #Bonsai ziehen?
Soll nicht Fensterbank-tauglich sein, aber so, dass er in einer großen Schale/Topf im Hof stehen kann.
Ich mag das Ding nicht auspflanzen und Bonsai faszinieren mich schon länger.
Another from the Portland Japanese Garden. This Western Hemlock #Bonsai is 55 years old. Amaze.
2/ In the end, I found 14/15 saplings, all spruce but that one tamarack. After the first few larger ones 20-30cm +/- a foot, I was tired of trying to dig the shovel into rocks and gravel (limited success anyway) and the smaller ones were mostly pulled out, with not much difference in root volume (all poor) -- I've removed many in the past though, with a good survival rate. These were all potted up, we'll see how they are next year. anyone need #bonsai or #windbreak starters?
The latest of my plant/flower photographs that I've made public domain for artists (or anyone, for that matter) to use for their work.
A bonsai juniper tree. (Juniperus procumbens)
(Thanks to @n8dly for the proper id!)
Approximately 1 foot high.
That high resolution version is located at here at the Canonical URL: https://flic.kr/p/2oJXvhz
something that brings me joy...this quirky Mame display by Nigel Saunders, which is a miniature bonsai bench complete with real trees.
it's getting worked on before a show - the moss has just been laid down, and it will green up a bit more before the actual bonsai show.
(from this long video: https://youtu.be/cgY77tvT0EQ )