The Bonsai progressions all show before and after shots of Bonsai trees being styled by experts. A great way to learn the basics of styling trees.
Crab apple (Malus spectabilis)
Many people feel attracted by apple trees because they have nice childhood memories of climbing fruit trees in the countryside or in their parents' backyard and picking apples.
Hawthorn raft style
This case study shows a Hawthorn found in a forest and trained into a raft-style Bonsai tree.
This Taxus Baccata Bonsai is truly wonderful. I saw it on display at the Noelanders Trophy in 2015 and again last weekend at the Bonsai San Show.
Shimpaku Juniper from nursery stock
In this article, Mr. Koji Hiramatsu will demonstrate how to create a 2-3" (7cm) shohin shimpaku juniper.
Quercus serrata Bunjingi
Quercus serrata or Konara as it is known in Japan is native to China, Korea, and Japan. While not a popular species for Bonsai in the grand scheme of things, root-over-rock, bunjinji, and upright styles pop up occasionally at shows.
How a Samurai became Bonsai
In this article Melanie Walzer discusses the tree's progression and the artistic considerations made when Nicola Crivelli styled it. “Lone Wolf with cub” has won the first prize at the Swiss Bonsai Award in 2012.
Styling a Ficus
In May of 2004 I visited David Fukumoto at his Kurtistown, Hawaii, nursery, Fuku-Bonsai. David is a long-time friend and Bonsai artist and knowing of my interest in Ficus presented me with a Ficus natalensis, grown from material that he obtained many years before while involved in a research project with the Lyon Arboretum.
Brazilian Rain tree progression
In the tropics, especially in South and South East Asia, there is a giant rain tree called Samanea saman that grows as a beautiful gigantic tree giving shades to a large area under it.
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