On this website we share information about Bonsai tree care. For background information (styles, history) check the "Origin of Bonsai" section and for techniques check "the Basics" section.
(In Japanese: 啓応桜, or: Sakura)
In Japan's Nara period (710–794) a tradition began of watching and appreciating the cherry blossom. The short period in which the cherries bloom has become a national obsession and is a period of great importance to the Japanese. Needless to say, many cherry blossom Bonsai trees are kept in Japan.
Sorry to have kept you waiting, but we’re finally done. Several days of filming and lots of hard work resulted in the best Bonsai movie we made so far.
We filmed ten trees, including a blooming Wisteria and a bright red Acer Palmatum, a very diverse selection of true Bonsai masterpieces. Please feel free to share or embed the movie to your blog if you like it!
Bonsai trees are mystical objects, subject of the imagination. To provide some insight in where it comes from and what it's about we created an infographic, with all the basic information you need to get started.
Though growing Bonsai trees is a hobby practiced by many people around the world, its Asian origin is still obvious. Not surprisingly, the most impressive trees are to be found in collections of famous Japanese masters. We have put together a list of ten stunning trees that are unique in their beauty, balance and realism. These trees will help you appreciate this ancient and fascinating art!
"A large hill (The Hill) lay to the north, and under its southern slopes Bilbo's father Bungo built the luxurious smial Bag End above the lane of Bagshot Row. This is the home of Bilbo Baggins, Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee, where both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings begin and end."
The described scenery was more than enough inspiration for Chris to recreate it in miniature, with a stunning Bonsai plant as result. This article describes how this landscape was created.