OurBonsai Dan Barton

Dan Barton has very kindly given me permission to re-blog some pages from the OurBonsai web site.  Thanks Dan

I think the concept and content of the site is excellent so please click the link to pay it a visit. Dan’s objective, as I understand it, is to showcase “bonsai that have been created from simple beginnings”

Quote “Many more pictures of your trees required for this International site — do check through your photos to see what you have that ‘fits the bill’.  I do hope you’ll be a part of it.

This site is capable of handling 100′s of images, so come on guys, let’s be having some of your beautiful specimen bonsai to showcase for the rest of the world to see and to encourage more bonsai enthusiasts to persevere with their trees from simple beginnings.

For further information about the site take a look at the “About” page”

Click the links to visit the sight. You might even have a tree in your collection that Dan would feature.

The images below are posted on this site subject to the following Dan Barton copywright:

 Copyright belongs to the owner/photographer of each image and/or text posted on this site . Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Dan Barton with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Above is the latest update picture of Simon Temblett’s breath-taking Weeping Willow (Salix babylonica) developed from a simple whip — check out its development in the ‘Case Histories’ page

I have referred to this Hawthorn Bonsai in a previous post. This is it today after many more years of nurture since it first appeared in Dan’s The Bonsai Book.

Dan Barton— Semi-cascade style hawthorn dating back to the year I started bonsai in April 1969. Collected seedling from a local quarry and planted in a bespoke ‘Dansai’ pot. Apologies for the double stand

 Bill Gordon — Chinese elm nursery stock tree purchased 18 years ago. 42 cm high, Erin pot.

Winter Image

USA — Michael Deitz — Juniperus procumbens bought 35 years ago as a seedling, 32 inches tall.

“UK — Ian Warhurst — Privet collected from a garden and in training for 10 years”


“USA — Ed Trout — Ficus nerifolia, nursey stock, 5 years in training. !8″ tall x 26” wide

Chinese Container”

“Austria — Wolfgang Putz — Potentilla fruticosa Mame from nursery (styled since 2003); 12cm”


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