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Valentin’s Bonsai Behemoth

08/30/18

 

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This is what can happen to an old bonsai behemoth in the hands of the right artist. In this case the hands belong to Valentín Cruz. The tree is a yamadori (collected from the wild) Sierra juniper (Juniperus occidentalis)

Continuing with North American bonsai in our lead up to the 6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition… It wasn’t long ago I stumbled upon the bonsai of Valentín Cruz, a remarkably skilled young bonsai artist who lives and practices his art in Northern California. Valentín is a student of Jim Gremel, a highly respected bonsai artist and ceramicist, and the proprietor of Deer Meadow Bonsai and  American Bonsai Ceramics
Continued below…

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Before and after

It’s not too late to plan your trip to Rochester for the 6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition. If you’ve never been, you owe it to yourself. If you have been, you’ll understand why

 

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Before. It never hurts to start with good material

 

Our Striking NEW Men’s & Women’s Bonsai T-Shirt

The illustration* is taken from a famous Robert Steven Bonsai

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Don’t be fooled by this photo
Our Brand NEW Bonsai T-Shirt
is a traditional cut for men (and for women)
Unisex in other words
Available at Stone Lantern and at the upcoming
6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition

*by our own Ric Walter and with Robert’s permission

 

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Perfect in its classical design. It's an Atlas ceder (Cedrus atlantica) by Jim Gremel, Valentin's mentor

 

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100 GRAM ROLLS 3.95 EACH
ONLY 2.95 EACH FOR 10 OR MORE ROLLS

WIRE DISCOUNTS ARE COMPUTED AT CHECK OUT

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*In order to maintain our low prices in the face of new import duties,
beginning September 1st, we will no longer offer Free Shipping
on Wire, Soil & non-hydraulic Turntables
However, all other items will still qualify for Free Shipping
and we will make sure to keep our shipping prices very low


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