Friday, April 30, 2010
I’m not sure what this is and I apologize for the somewhat blurry image. Beyond that, it’s another example of a flowering bonsai that is designed to show off its flowers rather than its bonsai chops. In fact, without its flowers, it’s quite conventional with its commercial spiral S shape and funky nebari. I got it from the April page on our 2010 bonsai calendar.
Aha! A little better. This satsuki azalea holds its own as a bonsai, with or without flowers. I borrowed the image from Classic Bonsai of Japan, a one-of-a-kind standard that never goes out of date.
Source: Bonsai Bark