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Friday, January 6, 2012

"These are a few of my favorite blogs ..."

(OK, maybe I should apologize to Julie Andrews and the memory of Countess Maria von Trapp for the title of this post; but it sounded catchy in my head.)

Having gotten into the blogging world, I've discovered a number of other blogs that focus on bonsai. Some are excellent and active, some are excellent but less active; but all the ones I've run into so far are at least worth a look from time to time.

Here are the two that I read the most at this point. Both are active, and very good for information and inspiration. In a day or two I'll mention some others that I think are worth a look.

Bonsai Eejit is the on-line bonsai diary of Ian Young of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Ian has been in bonsai for over 15 years and does a good deal of collecting. Besides being an accomplished bonsai artist and a witty writer, he is an excellent photographer: the pictures he takes on his country walks are a treat!

Bonsai Bark is the blog maintained by Wayne Schoech of Stone Lantern Publishing. The blog's motto is "Promoting and Expanding the Bonsai Universe." What I appreciate most on Bonsai Bark are Wayne's periodic critiques of fine bonsai. His comments are always perceptive, articulate, and concise. My own eye is being refined, I find, as I read what he has to say about those trees.

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  1. Hey Steve,

    I read Bonsai Bark, but my favorites is Bonsai Tonight, and Peter Teas blog. Andy

  2. Hi, Andrew,

    I'm still getting familiar with Bonsai Tonite; it may end up another of my regular reads.

    I have yet to check out Peter Tea's blog. John Kirby speaks highly of Peter, so I do want to see what Peter has to say.

    Thanks for weighing in!