One of the big advantages of the internet is the way it is possible to see images of some of the very many great bonsai that are now being created in many parts of the world.
Look at this amazingly well ramified deciduous image, such a perfect example of a big, mature tree outside of the growing season. I put it that way rather than using the word ‘ winter ‘ because I am not sure where this bonsai is but I suspect that the season at which this photo was taken will probable not equate to what we in the UK. think of as winter !
Another beautiful image. I have no idea of the species but this is a very good representation of what could be any of the UK.’s native broad-leaved trees, a Beech for example.
Look at this branch structure on another outstanding example. Again I do not know the species or its location, but even with what is likely to be perhaps perfect growing conditions in terms of rapid development, this kind of work will require the patience application of great horticultural knowledge, as well as diligent and skilful execution of pruning techniques.
A final image to round off this post. In this case the gentleman posed beside the bonsai gives a clear indication of just how big some of these trees are ! What a specimen to grace ones bonsai collection ! I would love to own this tree, whatever species it is, except, of course, I cannot see it liking the climate in the northern half of the United Kingdom, particularly today, blowing a gale, overcast so little light, snow to come !! Still, for a tree like this I would build a special greenhouse, with heat and artificial light and,,,,,,,,,,,,, oh no I can just hear the financial controller raising some cost issues here !!
My grateful thanks to the unknown bonsaists who kindly shared these wonderful images with other enthusiasts throughout the world.