Chinese Juniper Makeover

This tree has been on the For Sale bench for a while as raw material for a workshop. It’s not exactly raw as it’s been styled on and off over the last 20 years by 3 owners that I know of. I felt the urge today to give it a reworking and this is the result before and after. No longer of use for a workshop but will make a nice addition to someone’s collection down the line.One major branch removed and jinned to lighten the image Slight angle change with tree being repositioned in the pot which is by Jackson Conn, a collectors piece in itself 😉

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Facelift

I’ve had this Elm group for a while on my For Sale list but I think the cracked red Cat litter tray was putting a few interested folk off. I decided to transfer it over onto a slate to make a better image.

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Larch Initial Styling

I have a number of raw material Larch collected 2 years ago that I’m in the process of doing an initial styling. Hoping to give them some shape and a few months growth before adding to my sales page.

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A few more to do as time permits.

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Kennet Collection Reduction Sale

I’ve been asked to share this with you all, makes sense as I have a lot of hits from the USA. This sale looks amazing! It took me quite a while flicking through the photos and checking prices to see what was on offer. If you live near or even can travel for a day, this is well worth a visit. Some great trees for sale, mostly Japanese Import too. Prices range from £20 to $14,000 and everywhere in between. They are obviously priced to sell!

 

Collection For Sale

The observant among you will have noticed a new page tab at the top of the page titled Collection For Sale. A friend has decided to get out of bonsai and is selling his collection of 26 trees, either singularly or multiple trees. If you are interested click on the image below or just just click the tab above for a full run down. No prices listed but offers welcome.

4d.LARGE jAPANESE MAPLE.

Field Grown #4 Yew

Another field Grown Yew. This one has quite a bit of character when you see it in the flesh. It’s been on the sales page here for a while and instead of it sitting for another year without any work down, I have went ahead and gave it the initial styling.  It now has a good basic skeleton structure to work from and build a nice little tree. A few too many branches retained but these can be removed as the tree fills.

Warren Hill Bonsai Sale

As I have a respectable number of American followers, I thought I would share this post from the IBC Forum regarding the Sale of Warren Hill’s Bonsai. This was posted today by Willaim Valanvanis.

Warren Hill has had serious health problems and his bonsai will be sold on Saturday. Here is a message from Matt Berenberg:

ust a friendly reminder that due to health issues Warren Hill has authorized a sale of specimen trees, pre-bonsai and stock material at his Tree Haven School of Bonsai in Greenville, TN. 
This sale is scheduled for this Saturday March 9th from 10 am till 6 pm.

All are welcome to attend.

This sale will include specimen material – one of a kind bonsai created by Warren during his 50+ years in bonsai, as well as stock material propagated and developed by Warren. 
These are truly American bonsai masterpieces.

Images of some of the available Specimen trees can be seen on his web site:http://www.warrenhillbonsai.com/. Specimen trees include ponderosa pines, Japanese black pine , stewartia, wisteria, Chinese quince forest, Japanese and Trident maple forests and single tree specimens, hinoki forests, spruce forest on rock slab, hornbeam forests and single tree specimens, crepe myrtle, several outstanding root-over-rock specimens, and juniper specimens among others.

Stock trees including semi-styled and as well as untouched seed grown material are available. Trees on hand include: satsuki azaleas, Japanese maples, trident maples, root-over-rock material, boxwoods, shimpaku juniper, Tschi-Tschi gingko, tall Stewartia, pomegranate, princess persimmon, dwarf crepe myrtle, spruce, hinoki, hemlock, quince, cryptomeria, Caitlin elm, and Japanese and trident maple forests. This stock material can be used for upcoming workshops or grown and developed into future masterpieces.
Warren has spent the last decade propagating and developing this material and now it will be available to the public. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to own a tree grown and developed by one of Americas premier bonsai artists and teachers.

If you edit a club newsletter, maintain bonsai friends e-mail list, know of bonsai collectors or clubs that may be interested please share this announcement.
If you cannot attend but have interest in owning one or more of these trees please contact Matt or Tim.

Terms: 

All trees will be priced (A price list will be available the day of the sale)
Cash or check day of sale
prices will range from $25-$20,000

Info: Matt Berenberg —mattberenberg@yahoo.com
Tim Weckman —tj.weckman@yahoo.com

 

Even More Pots

Susan, aka SusanFrancescaHunter.com was also a visitor to my home last night and she brought along a new selection of accent pots and her first batch of Bonsai pots. These have now been added to the Accent Pots for Sale Page and also a new page, Bonsai Pots for sale.

Here are a selection of my favourites.

SFH Accent Pots Added

Some more Accent pots from SusanFrancescaHunter added on the Pot Page.

Susan Francesca Hunter Accent Pots

Susan Francesca Hunter is a freelance designer living and working on the North Coast of County Antrim Northern Ireland. Susan works in a variety of mediums and scales from large public art work to smaller scale intimate ceramic and glass pieces. Susan has a B.A. Honours in 3-Dimensional design: Ceramics and a Post Graduate Diploma in Ceramics.

Susan has now turned her talent to the design and creation of accent and bonsai pots, and is willing to create bespoke pots on commission to fit your needs.

Below are some of her accent pots which she has graciously allowed me to add here on my blog for sale. These will be added to frequently to replace sold stock. If you see a pot that is already sold please supply me with the number and a similar but unique pot can be commissioned for you. This can be found at any time under the ‘For Sale’  Tab at the top of the blog.

You can also contact Susan direct :susan@susanfrancescahunter.com

These pots are £6.00 each or 2 for £10 +P&P

SFH #001 £6.00 SOLD
SFH #001 £6.00 SOLD
SFH #002 £6.00
SFH #002 £6.00
SFH #003 £6.00
SFH #003 £6.00
SFH #004 £6.00 SOLD
SFH #004 £6.00 SOLD
SFH #005 £6.00 SOLD
SFH #005 £6.00 SOLD
SFH #006 £6.00 SOLD
SFH #006 £6.00 SOLD
SFH #007 £6.00
SFH #007 £6.00
SFH #008 £6.00 SOLD
SFH #008 £6.00 SOLD
SFH #009 £6.00 SOLD
SFH #009 £6.00 SOLD
SFH #010 £6.00 SOLD
SFH #011 £6.00 SOLD
SFH #011 £6.00 SOLD
SFH #012 £6.00
SFH #012 £6.00