With the some 70 degree, steamy weather in Seattle this week it feels like Spring is finally here to stay. #tbt to @danrobinsonbonsai 's apple bonsai in bloom in Spring 2017. Apple is a surprisingly low maintenance species for #bonsai! See this tree for yourself at #elandangardens
#tbt to a busy repotting season 2 years ago. In the midst of Dan's Rocky Obsession (link in bio for more), he enhanced less visually powerful trees by planting them on rocks to create more dramatic landscape scenes. This #juniper forest is a great example. Before Dan recieved it, it was created as a workshop tree through the local #bonsai club. The forest spent 30 years in the same pot and put on minimal trunk growth in that time. The addition of the rock - with its eye-catching features - transformed this composition into a new life much more worthy of display at #elandangardens !
Seattle just got snowed on AGAIN, so this week's #tbt goes to a winter silhouette - Dan's African baobab-inspired japanese maple. One of my earliest blog posts was about this #bonsai (link in bio). Since then, Dan carved additional details during a demonstration for the Evergreen Bonsai Club. Swipe for bonus pics of this work in summer 2017 and fall 2017. Find this tree at #elandangardens Edit: I forgot to mention this tree was actually started by another student of Dan's - Will Hiltz! Will has supported Dan in many ways over the years, including writing a book about Dan and his trees, as well as donating this tree to the garden.
#tbt to @danrobinsonbonsai 's dwarf Rhododendron in bloom. Spring is not so far away! #bonsai #elandangardens #azalea #rhododendron #flower