Magnificent bonsai from humble beginnings:
A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of these unique trees
Ponderosa Pine Bonsai
RMBS Artist Dan Wiederreecht presents a powerful form with with ponderosa pine. This composition represents the culmination of five years or care and input from four top American bonsai professionals. Although it reminds us of the majestic bull elk prone to territorial aggression, this tree is born from collaboration, not competition.
Golden Gate Ficus Bonsai
RMBS artist David McPeters demonstrates how well proportioned nursery stock can be transformed into graceful bonsai. Tropical species such as this ficus grow well here in the Rocky Mountain region with proper care.
Engelmann Spruce Bonsai
RMBS artist Adam Johnson has created a truly unique spruce bonsai. Collected from the Rocky Mountains this bonsai is a perfect balance of graceful trunk line, compact foliage and intriguing deadwood.