On our Facebook page we regularly share interesting progressions (before and after shots of Bonsai trees being styled). I find these shots very interesting as it shows how much a skilled artist can do to design a Bonsai tree, often in just hours work. In this post I share 18 great examples.

Enjoy!

 

 

Small leaved yamadori elm 2008

 

Elm bonsai 2014

Small leaved yamadori elm 2008-2014 by Andrei Darusenkov.

 

Gabriel Romero bonsai

 

Juniperus Sabina bonsai

Juniperus Sabina by Gabriel Romero, 2012-2015.

 

Juniperus Sargentii bonsai

 

Salvatore Liporace bonsai

Juniperus Sargentii, styled by Salvatore Liporace. Tree by Zezao.

 

Pine bonsai by Pavel Slovak

 

Pavel Slovak bonsai

Pine Bonsai, the original tree in 2011 and the styled Bonsai tree in 2015. By Pavel Slovák.

 

Pistacia Lentiscus

 

Marija and Andrija bonsai

Pistacia lentiscus (Mastic tree) by Marija and Andrija. The tree was collected in 2009, the styled tree photo was taken in 2014. More photos here.

 

Jarek Lenarcyk bonsai

 

White pine (goyomatsu) bonsai

White pine (Goyomatsu) by Jarek Lenarczyk, a great transformation.

 

Tomaz Kovsca bonsai

 

Picea Abies bonsai

A Picea Abies, 2012 - 2015. Good example of how relatively simple material (this was collected in nature, but similar trees are available at garden centers) can turn out to be great Bonsai material. Work by Tomaž Kovšca‎.

 

Carpinus Betulus

 

Roland Petek bonsai

The progression of a Carpinus Betulus, collected in nature, by Roland Petek (2010-2014).

 

Hawthorn by Tony Tickle

 

Hawthorn bonsai

Hawthorn by Tony Tickle, it took 18 years to develop the tree from collected material to an exhibition ready Bonsai. Check his blog for more photos here.

 

Willi Panell bonsai

 

Brazilian Rain tree bonsai

Brazilian Rain Tree by Willi Panell (2011 - 2015).

 

El Tim Bonsai

 

Taxus bonsai

Taxus bonsai by El Tim Bonsai.

 

Linden tree bonsai

 

Marco Merschel‎ bonsai

Linden tree (2009-2014) by Marco Merschel‎.

 

Juniperus procumbens bonsai

 

Juniper by Mauro Stemberger

Juniperus procumbens by Mauro Stemberger.

 

Cupressus Sempervirens

 

Bonsai by Bruno Proietti Tocca

Cupressus Sempervirens by Bruno Proietti Tocca.

 

Beackea Frutescens bonsai

 

Bonsai by Matyie Che Makhtar

Beackea Frutescens by Matyie Che Makhtar.

 

Ian Young bonsai

 

Escallonia bonsai

Escallonia tree by Ian Young, 2001 to 2015. Check his blog for more photos here.

 

 

Nik Rozman bonsai

 

Azalea bonsai by Nik Rozman

Azalea progression by Nik Rozman, 2008-2014.

 

Yannick Kiggen bonsai

 

Juniperus yamadori bonsai

Yamadori Juniper by Yannick Kiggen, 2007-2013. Pot: Antique Chinese.