One of the things I like most about Bonsai is the fact that it is a living art. Bonsai trees change over time as well as through the seasons. Fall might just be the most spectacular time to enjoy deciduous bonsai; this is the time when leaves change color, resulting in dramatic appearances of the trees.

Bonsai artist Luis Vallejo (from Spain) agreed to do a series with Bonsai Empire; the seasons of Bonsai. The first edition is the Fall. Enjoy these amazing photos!

 

 

Acer Palmatum Bonsai

Acer Palmatum “deshojo” Japanese maple

Country of origin: Japan. Hiroshi Takeyama. It belong to Luis Vallejo Bonsai Collection since 1991.

 

Acer buergerianum bonsai

Acer Buergerianum (Miq) Trident maple

Country of origin: Japan. It was the tree exhibit in the tokonoma in 1991 when the ex-prime minister Felipe Gonzalez visit Mansei-en. It belong to Luis Vallejo Bonsai Collection since 1993.

 

Diospyros virginiana

 

Diospyros bonsai

Diospyros virginiana (L) American persimmon

Country of origin: Japan. Toru Suzuki. It belong to Luis Vallejo Bonsai Collection since 1996.

 

Zelkova serrata bonsai tree

Zelkova serrata (Thunb) Japanese zelkova

Country of origin: Japan. A present from the Nobel prize Gabriel García Márquez to the ex-prime minister Felipe Gonzalez in 1990. It belong to Luis Vallejo Bonsai collection since 1996.

 

Ginkgo Biloba bonsai

Ginkgo biloba(L) Ginkgo.

Country of origin: Japan.Hiroshi Terakawa. A present from Luis Vallejo to the ex-prime minister Felipe Gonzalez. It belong to Luis Vallejo Bonsai Collection since 1996.

 

Fagus Crenata bonsai

Fagus crenata (Blume) Japanese beech

Country of origin: Japan. Mansei-en, Saburo Kato. First prize deciduous tree, Noelanders Trophy XIV 2013. It belong to Luis Vallejo Bonsai Collection since 2007.

 

 

Crataegus bonsai

Crataegus cuneata (Tourn) Japanese hawthorn

Country of origin: Japan. It belong to Luis Vallejo Bonsai Collection since 2012.

 

Autumn bonsai

Autumn shot

Closeup on a Bonsai forest. It belong to Luis Vallejo Bonsai Collection.

 

We kindly thank Luis Vallejo for providing the photos, visit his museum website here. Register to our Bonsai newsletter to be notified when the next edition (winter) is published! The photos are from Miguel Krause.