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Halloween 2007

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Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

Photograph by Eric Newton

Another year has quietly folded into the past, bringing forth into the light another Halloween Gallery to remind us that stranger, darker things lurk upon the backbenches of our gardens. These often out of sight bonsai of the shadows are perhaps waiting for the day when the weird, the scary, the warped will revolt together against the common realities and fight for a place on the front benches of the unwary.

Last year's Halloween Gallery introduced us to bonsai not often seen or appreciated before. It is our hope that this year's gallery will do the same and perhaps even spark a creative fire in all who view it. Maybe these photographs of darker inspiration will help some to shake off the shackles of the expected, the bonds of tradition and let imagination guide their creativity, even if the path leads into the realm of the otherworldly.

We wish to express our sincerest thanks to all of you who contributed to this gallery and to Walter Pall and our friends at bonsai-fachforum.de, without supporters such as you, there could be no us.

For some other Halloween bonsai fun, please see the following short stories by Will Heath.

The Hawthorn Diaries

October Moons

Happy Haunting!

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

'Salvador Dali'
Walter Pall (Germany)
European Spruce (Picea abies)

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

'Toad'
Dan Barton (United Kingdom)

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

'Fox Cave'
Karl Thier (Austria)
Larch (Larix decidua)
Pot: Chinese

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

Will Heath (USA)

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

Skull Rock
Enrique Castaño (Mexico)

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

Christine Hayward (United States)
Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)
Half skull rock
Victorian spiderweb placecard holder

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

Joel Querido (United States)
Olive (Olea europaea)
Pot: Wallace

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

'Willow Cutting'
Nick Lenz (United States)
Willow

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

Monika (Germany)

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

'New Witch'
Dan Barton (United Kingdom)

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

Enrique Castaño (Mexico)

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

'Baby Head Split'
Nick Lenz (United States)

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

'Reaching for the Sky'
Wessel Eijkman (Germany)

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

'Abel Meditation'
Nick Lenz (United States)
Larch

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

Robert Kempinski (United States)

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

Natural Root
Enrique Castaño (Mexico)

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

Budi Sulistyo (Indonesia)

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

'Dragon'
Jupp (Germany)
Grape and Elm

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

'From Beneath'
Arakawa (Germany)

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

'Linda and Visitor'
Backyard (Germany)

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

Ulf (Germany)
Cannabis_sativa 'Blueberry'

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

'Sweet Revenge'
Will Heath (USA)

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

Bug
Enrique Castaño (Mexico)

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

Will Heath (USA)

Monika (Germany)

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

'Geist'
Hendrik (Germany)

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

Heike (Germany)
Chaeneomeles

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

Heike (Germany)
Chaeneomeles

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

'Jack-o-Lantern'
Jeffery Dubinski (USA)
Pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima)

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

Wolfgang Putz (Austria)
Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Halloween Bonsai Gallery 2007

Wolfgang Putz (Austria)
Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

More Halloween fun:
Art of Bonsai Project's 2006 Halloween Gallery
Art of Bonsai Project's 2008 Halloween Gallery
30 Creepiest Trees on Earth submitted by Candy Shirey

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