Jerry 'Bonsaihunk' Meislik is probably best known for his work growing tropical bonsai grown under a purpose-built lighting system. He is also an accomplished bonsai lecturer and writer of articles for various bonsai publications. His first book 'Ficus: The Exotic Bonsai' was published last year.
To see more of Jerry's bonsai please visit Bonsai Hunk My thanks go to Jerry for allowing me to show some of his work on this gallery.
Ficus salicifolia/Willow Leaf Fig
Approximately 35 years old, originally grown and trained by Jim Smith of Vero Beach, Florida.
Acquired in 1999.
Ficus microcarpa/Chinese Banyan
30"/74cm tall, trunk diameter 10.5"/26cm
Purchased in Taiwan in 1989
Ficus benjamina/Weeping Fig
37"/90cm tall, trunk dia 8.5"/21 cm
When purchased in 1990, this tree had been a potted indoor landscape tree and was over 10ft tall!
Originally collected in Florida, this tree was purchased in 1992.
Wrightia religiosa/Water Jasmine
Purchased in Malaysia in 1993.
Pinus flexilis/Limber Pine
Developed from a 7ft tall nursery tree bought in 1985
Larix larcina/Eastern Larch
Estimated at around 85 years old, this twin trunk larch was collected from a bog in 1985