Regardless that we weren’t capable of finding out who this tree belongs to and even who took the picture, I made a decision to function it as out lead picture for causes I hope you discover apparent. It’s a Japanese maple in full good fall colour. You may discover the bizarre mounded nebari in addition to the excellent motion within the trunks and branches.
We’re going to dazzle our senses with some fall colour at present. Virtually all of the pictures proven listed here are from our Bonsai Bark archives, which dates all the best way again to 2009.
There’s extra to fall bonsai than simply colour nonetheless. Fall is an effective time to fertilize, and although I do know we’ve talked about it earlier than, nitrogen in steadiness with different key macro vitamins is necessary, even within the fall, opposite to an previous and incorrect bonsai fantasy which says that utilizing nitrogen too late causes high progress to proceed into the colder months.
Nonetheless, the reality is that crops decide when it’s time to cease rising primarily based on gentle and temperature, not on whether or not or not there may be nitrogen out there (due to Michael Hagedorn for exposing this generally held false impression in his groundbreaking new guide Bonsai Heresy).
You can too trim within the fall as soon as summer season progress has stopped, however don’t do it too quickly. In case you trim whereas your bonsai continues to be rising, it is likely to be impressed to push out some tender new progress which received’t have time to harden off earlier than winter units in.
Right here’s a superb tree (and wonderful pot) from again within the early days of Bonsai Bark. It belongs to Wolfgang Putz and the pot is by Ingrid Kralovec. The tree is a Korean hornbeam. The botanical identify is Carpinus turczaninowii (although you’ll generally see them known as Carpinus coreana).
This Japanese Maple was donated to our Nationwide Bonsai and Penjing Museum by Ryutaro Azuma. It has been in coaching since 1906. The picture is from Capital Bonsai.
This strikingly colourful Ginkgo with its thick and uncommonly effectively tapered trunk (particularly for a ginkgo) is from a Invoice Valavanis (Worldwide Bonsai) fb publish from approach again in 2010.
Berries can present fall colour too. Not solely does our good friend Invoice Valavanisis fashion and lift fine quality bonsai, he additionally takes nice pictures. This one is from the 2016, ninetieth Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition in Tokyo. No selection is given.
The luminous pink/pink leaves, set off by the purple pot with sturdy pink undertones, work its magic to perfection. The tree is an aptly named Burning bush euonymus (Euonymus alatus kind ciliatodentatus) that belongs to Haruyosi, who along with being our favourite tiny bonsai grasp (not him, his bushes!) can be a grasp bonsai potter.
Maro Komsta‘s Sumac displaying off its fall colour. Sumac are in all places right here in northern Vermont, together with exterior my window and that is precisely how they appear. Properly, not precisely… they are much larger and rising within the floor. l do not know something in regards to the scroll, besides that it is stunning and works with the tree.
A tough bark Japanese maple in full fall colour. Although you may solely see a part of the bottom of the trunk, nonetheless, you may get a fairly good thought simply how highly effective this tree is; with or with out leaves. This picture is from Luis Vallejo’s Bonsai Studio (Bonsai Estudio), on the Bonsai Museum Alcobendas in Spain.