Root Over Rock Japanese Holly Bonsai Tree Fall Flowers Progression

Holly Bonsai Tree Root Over Rock

Japanese Holly Bonsai Tree Progression of Fall Flowers.


Japanese Holly Bonsai Tree Styled Root Over Rock  in a 6″ Ceramic Pot – Sequence of the Fall Flowers.

Root Over Rock Holly Bonsai Tree
Fall pre flowers beginning to bud.

In Japanese Aesthetics The term “Wabi-Sabi” which refers to the transient nature, the impermanence of things.  The cherry blossom blooming beautifully and falling to the ground.  This Bonsai tree embodies the concept of Wabi – Sabi while you watch the process of the fall flowers open and slowly fall to the ground.



Japanese Holly Bonsai After Rain
Buds starting to swell tree will flower in the Next couple days



Japanese Holly Bonsai
Japanese Holly Bonsai Tree just after a soft rain










The Fall Flowers are in full Bloom today 10/05/17


Flowering Bonsai Tree
Fall Flowers In Full Bloom.




Holly Bonsai Flowers
Holly Bonsai Flowers. Root over Rock Style Trunk.












Holly Bonsai Tree Root Over Rock
Bursting with Flowers.



Purchase this one of a kind Holly Bonsai Tree

Favorite Ficus Bonsai So Far – 24 Year Tiger Bark Ficus

Bonsai Ficus

Favorite Ficus Bonsai

To this point.   –

A favorite bonsai of mine. surprised it took as long as it did to sell.  I had developed that tree to the point that I am thinking about keeping it for a few years.
Bonsai Ficus
The tree last December.

I made a vow that I would never get attached to a bonsai tree. None if these bonsai are “mine”.  Meaning I try and keep a Zen state of mind regarding Bonsai. Let the water flow through the hose. If I try to grab on to it or look at it like it is mine i clog the flow. Everything is to be shared. Still some I hold on to for years. I work them to a certain point then let so e one else enjoy it. I believe this mentality to be crucial.  Also allows me to see better art every year. In this case, I am getting this tree so far I want to bring it to another level. 


Ficus Retusa Bonsai



This Bonsai progressed quite a bit but has found it’s new home and I hope that the new owner takes this tree to the potential it can eventually reach.  These are the most resent pictures I have below taken on  7/11/17.

Tiger Bark Ficus Bonsai Ficus Bonsai Bonsai Ficus

Japanese Elm Bonsai Tree – Best-Bonsai Tree of the Month

Japanese Elm bonsai

Japanese Elm Bonsai TreeJapanese Elm bonsai tree

Japanese Elm Bonsai Tree.  Zelkova is one of my favorite species to work with.  The Japanese Elm or Zelkova is one of the most popular bonsai tree varieties, for a number of reasons.  Japanese Elm (Zelkova Serrata) is a deciduous tree that is native to Japan, eastern China and Taiwan.  Definitely well known for its grayish bark, small green leaves as that makes it an amazing bonsai specimen to work with.  The trees strong resistance to common bonsai pests and diseases is an added plus.

Trimming  Japanese Elm Bonsai Trees

I prefer to trim Elms very vigorously. If not trimmed on a very regular basis the leaves will quickly turn into long shoots with very big leaves.  However when you trim back these shoots of new growth down to two or three set’s of leaves.  This will allow the tree to develop proper twigging and ramification.

Developing a regular watering schedule is essential to keeping and caring for bonsai.  Allowing the Elm Bonsai to dry out between watering will prevent root rot.  Root rot is the number one killer for people who are just starting bonsai.  When watering a bonsai tree full saturation is the key.  A common mistake beginners make is to not use enough water resulting in the bottom half of the soil and roots drying out.  So when you water make sure you do so fully.  A good rule of thumb water until excess water drains out of the mesh on the bottom of the pot.

Elm Bonsai Trees can be kept inside for short periods of time but need a spot that gets consistent sunlight.  Even still these are outdoor trees for the most part.  With proper trimming, a little wiring, attention; but most importantly patience your bonsai can reach a class of it’s own.  Often scene in showcases and competitions are Japanese Elms (Zelkova’s), Cork Elm, Grey English Elm.

Common Chinese Elm Bonsai Mallsai

Often Chinese Elm are the common S shaped massed produced (mallsai) Mass produced bonsai like the ones you see at Walmart and Target.  They usually are not even planted in soil, have rocks glued on to the top and die within a month max.

When you purchase a Japanese Elm Bonsai Tree from Best Bonsai your receiving the exact tree pictured.  Always packed using our method which has stood the test of time.  Our Bonsai come in the highest quality mix of our house blend bonsai soil.  Which includes Lava Rock, Akadema, Perlite, Soil, Pine Bark, and Slow Release Bonsai Fertilizer.  10-10-10

The Japanese Zelkova Bonsai may be grown outdoors in U.S.D.A plant hardiness zones 5 to 8, but will thrive in full or partial sun.  In the summer, the plant will require some protection from the sun.  Keep the tree in shade or sett up a temporary shade cover. Indoor plants need a sunny windowsill. If kept indoors, Japanese Elm Bonsai will keep its green leaves year-round. Indoor plants should be brought outdoors in late spring until fall  to soak up a little extra sun.

Japanese Elm Bonsai Tree


Holly Bonsai Tree – Root Over Rock

Holly Bonsai Tree – Root Over Rock Style

Holly Bonsai TreeRoot Over Rock Style Holly Bonsai Tree.  This was one of our first most famous pieces, I am very proud with was the first of many Holly Bonsai.   All have turned into amazing pieces of artwork.

One variety of Holly is the Ilex crenata is an evergreen shrub or small tree with minutely scalloped dark-green leaves up to 2-3cm long and fine twiggy growth. Remember, these bonsai produce very impressive white flowers that produce shiny, red berries. I love the Japanese Holly Bonsai in full blume.   The crenata is native to Japan, Korea and parts of Russia (Sakhalin) where it can reach heights of 5 metres, incredibly spread up to 4 metres. There are many sub-species suggestible for bonsai such as I.crenata ‘convexa’, I.crenata ‘Stokes’ and I.crenata.

Ilex is a genus of many species of evergreen and deciduous trees.  Known as shrubs and climbers from various woodland, subtropical, and temperate regions.  Spiny-leaved varieties have coarse growth that look semi attractive as bonsai, however there are some Holly species which carry small leaves with a trunk that is very suitable…

Root Over Rock Style

Root over rock is an impressive style.  Can time consuming though.  The roots of the Bonsai Tree are trained to grip the sides of a rock.  Using this techniques you can create small but impressive bonsai specimen that.  Time consuming never the less,  creating a complete root over rock piece in under 6 months with proper technique is possible.

Remember, Root over Rock Style Japanese Holly Bonsai are created by draping the living root system of a stylish rock.  Pack outside of roots this fine cut soaked Sphagnum Moss with a little bit of Vermiculite and Per-lite.  Add Super Thrive and water regularly and new stronger root system will grow around the rock.

I love Japanese Holly Bonsai for Root Over Rock style.  These trees are known to have very impressive well formed roots.  Great species to work with.   Definitely are preferable to other varieties

Tiger Bark Ficus Bonsai – 12 Year Old Bonsai Specimen

Bonsai Tiger Bark Ficus

Tiger Bark Ficus Bonsai

This Tiger Bark Ficus Bonsai was hand potted and trained by Artist Nandi.  This is a one of a kind living piece of art that can be enjoyed for only $120, comes complete with house blend bonsai soil, 12″ ceramic bonsai pot, and slow release Bonsai Fertilizer.   This Piece is currently headed to our archived section of trees already sold.  This tree was sold back in 2015.  Wow amazing how time fly’s the current in stock equivellent to this item would be the Tiger Bark Ficus Bonsai 25 Year Old Specimen in Low Profile Ceramic Pot.

Tiger Bark Ficus BonsaiTiger Bark BonsaiBonsai Ficus in 12" Pot

 If you are interested in this tree, any of our other pieces, or customer work call me James at 786-385-3218.




Japanese Holly Bonsai

Root Over Rock Style

Japanese Holly Bonsai Tree – Flowering Specimen

Also known as Ilex Crenata – The Japanese Holly or Dwarf Holly is an excellent specimen for bonsai because of its bright red fruits, small glossy leaves, and impressive white flowers. It can grow to 50 ft. in the wild. Hardy in zones 7-9.  We specialize in what I call the Japanese Holly Bonsai, depending on the time we have different sizes and ages available as finished bonsai.

Beautiful Flowering Japanese Holly Bonsai in full bloom.

Japanese Holly Bonsai








Root Over Rock Holly Bonsai

Root Over Rock Style

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