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Some Sort of Bonsai Magic – Stone Lantern

I am unsure how Peter Tea retains placing up so many high quality bonsai. Each time I go to his Fb timeline (about as soon as per week) there may be one other batch of nice bushes in numerous levels. A seemingly limitless development. Some from earlier than, however a stunning number every time that I have not seen. Some form of magic I assume. 

I do know some folks do not recognize extremely stylized bushes like this one, however sure bushes appear to demand it. Particularly in Japan, although this one is from California. It belongs to Peter Tea who apprenticed in Japan just a few years again. 

Here is Peter’s caption: 

The entrance view of this Moss Cypress that I in the reduction of and cleaned up lately. This tree has been in improvement for the final 15 years. It’s tremendous full with plenty of pads and has a contented, plentiful really feel to it. I can’t assist however pet the tree each time I stroll by it within the backyard!

Hen’s eye view. Once more Peter’s caption:

The Aerial shot shouldn’t be a standard technique to view bonsai however form of cool! Moss cypress wanting fairly full from up high!

BTW, I feel the botanical identify for Moss cypress is Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Tsukomo.’

Sticking with a extra formal look. Peter’s feedback:

The work continues with the tall cryptomeria. In the reduction of and cleaned up the pads. Some extra effective tuning and it’ll be present time! Thanks for following and liking the web page everybody!

We’ll let Peter do the speaking:

Cleaned up and in the reduction of this collected Western Juniper. It was a bit overgrown and final proven on the 2018 GSBF conference in California the place it gained Finest Conifer and Finest in Present. 🎉 I shrunk the highest and eliminated just a few leggy branches this time round. New branches are coming in and I plan to vary just a few issues because the tree develops. Additionally prolonged a deadwood function that was began final 12 months. 

Now it’s time to calm down and benefit from the Summer time solar. 

I am unsure I’ve ever seen a Arboricola so nicely developed. Here is what Peter wrote: 

It’s good to have selection within the assortment. Right here’s a umbrella tree that’s native to Taiwan and China. My shopper put this collectively nearly 20 years in the past. Onerous to see however two of them are rising over rocks.

I do not know if I’ve ever seen a Shohin show by Peter. Till now, that’s. 

Preliminary shohin mock up. Lacking just a few stands and an accent, however an excellent begin!


Chojubai, Trident maple

J. Maple, olive

Potentilla cascade

Monster Trident maples are fairly frequent in delicate climates (not up right here in Vermont although), and San Jose, CA is most def a light local weather. And naturally, being in Peter’s palms this one is nicely above common. Here is his caption:

Again to the deciduous bushes! Received this enormous trident maple lately and looking out ahead to constructing out the construction. Going to repot it subsequent 12 months and put it in a field to work out the foundation system and unfold. In the meanwhile, I’m going to take a look at the department construction and do some rebuilding.

Tree: Trident Maple

Pot: Japanese coaching pot

Okay, now for slightly enjoyable (see beneath).

It speaks for itself, so no remark from Peter.

For extra of Peter’s bushes, you may take a look at his work on Fb.



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