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Michael Hagedorn’s Conifer Bonsai – Stone Lantern

Michael Hagedorn name this one a “Very Previous Mountain Hemlock Styling.” Should you spend a while with Michael’s Portfolio , you will shortly uncover his fondness for Mountain Hemlocks.

At this time I’ve determined to function a few of Michael Hagedorn’s conifer bonsai. All however one of many pictures* proven listed here are from his Crataegus Bonsai Portfolio. Along with being a bonsai artist and instructor of some renown, Michael can also be the creator of two of essentially the most compelling and readable bonsai books we all know of, Publish-Dated and Bonsai Heresy.

Michael titled this shot “Day of Yikes: Grafted Rocky Mountain Juniper Styling.”

Formal upright Cryptomeria. As a result of formal uprights are so uncommon right here within the U.S., we’ll share Michael’s story of this exceptional tree: 

“Any go to to Japan the place distant temples are on the menu will often contain Cryptomeria. These stately forest timber remind one in every of miniature redwoods, standing bolt upright as if on overview.

“The Cryptomeria featured here’s a home-grown bonsai from nursery inventory, not an import. It was first styled by Harunobu Tokita in California. The primary picture begins the legacy of this tree that lived for a very long time in Boon Manakitivipart’s backyard as a singular formal upright solely not often seen in america. I recollect it nicely once I studied with Boon earlier than shifting to Japan.”

Here is a “Historic Ponderosa” in an outdated brake drum.

A Black pine grafted Ponderosa.

Michael, once more: “This juniper has been rising in my yard for a yr. It’s a shopper tree, one other of the good native yamadori that was collected by Randy Knight of Oregon Bonsai.”

A Rocky mountain juniper that Michael calls “The Fish.”

Here is one which pops up lots. It is a Mountain hemlock on a ‘Levitated Nylon Board.” (scroll down in your hyperlink to Michael’s portfolio in case you’re making an attempt to make heads or tails of what which means).

A Shore pine on a steel publish. Michael has just a few very uncommon bonsai that he appears to conjure up from the depths of his adventurous thoughts.

Michael’s well-known Mountain hemlock planting on the fifth U.S. Nationwide Bonsai Exhibition the place it gained the Best Evergreen Bonsai. Photograph by Oscar Jonker of Bonsai Empire.

A better have a look at a unique angle and one other time.

Michael calls this Western hemlock a “Cliff Bonsai.”

This one is a Limber pine with a ‘helix’ root (see slightly below).

Michael’s Tiny Home. Search for his Tiny Home ebook subsequent yr.



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