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, and a few years time. In this post we share 18 great examples.
Small leaved yamadori elm 2008-2014 by Andrei Darusenkov.
Juniperus Sabina by Gabriel Romero, 2012-2015.
Juniperus Sargentii, styled by Salvatore Liporace. Tree by Zezao.
Pine Bonsai, the original tree in 2011 and the styled Bonsai tree in 2015. By Pavel Slovák.
Pistacia lentiscus (Mastic tree) by Marija and Andrija. The tree was collected in 2009, the styled tree photo was taken in 2014.
White pine (Goyomatsu) by Jarek Lenarczyk, a great transformation.
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.
The progression of a Carpinus Betulus, collected in nature, by Roland Petek (2010-2014).
Hawthorn by Tony Tickle, it took 18 years to develop the tree from collected material to an exhibition ready Bonsai.
Brazilian Rain Tree by Willi Panell (2011 - 2015).
Taxus bonsai by El Tim Bonsai.
Linden tree (2009-2014) by Marco Merschel.
Juniperus procumbens by Mauro Stemberger.
Cupressus Sempervirens by Bruno Proietti Tocca.
Beackea Frutescens by Matyie Che Makhtar.
Escallonia tree by Ian Young, 2001 to 2015.
Azalea progression by Nik Rozman, 2008-2014.
Yamadori Juniper by Yannick Kiggen, 2007-2013. Pot: Antique Chinese.