Bonsai blog

In the section “Basics” we have discussed the general knowledge of Bonsai care and cultivation. Here in our Blog we write about current and more advanced topics.

Articles are added regularly, enjoy reading!

Bonsai and Tokonoma displays




A Tokonoma is a dedicated space in a Japanese style reception room, in which items are on display for artistic appreciation. Often this includes a Bonsai tree, a Suiseki (viewing stone), a scroll and an accent plant.


Bonsai demonstrations at the Noelanders Trophy

Noelanders Trophy 2015 demonstrations



This year's Noelanders Trophy was a great event and the three demonstrations were of outstanding quality. The demonstrators were Ryan Neil, Seok Ju Kim and Salvatore Liporace. We filmed the demonstrations and in this article you will find the three finished movies.


Noelanders Trophy - Bonsai Exhibition 2015

Noelanders Trophy 2015



This year's Noelanders Trophy was held at a new location; bigger, more spacious and simply better. The trees on display were of outstanding quality and at least 5 trees reached the level of almost-perfection. Selecting the winner must have been difficult for this year's demonstrators; Ryan Neil, Salvatore Liporace and Seok Ju Kim (follow us on Facebook as we will upload their demonstrations soon).


Hedges and tree, a Bonsai landscape

Landscape Bonsai with hedges



This post shows the remarkable creation of a small Bonsai landscape, by Joe Selworthy. It consists of a single tree (a maple) and a hedge (cotoneaster trees). Together with added moss the resulting miniature looks stunning!


Bonsai gardens, inspiration for displaying your trees

Bonsai garden


A well designed Bonsai garden makes your trees stand out more than anything else. But designing one is incredibly difficult, especially because you need to find a way to display your trees at eye-level, while keeping in mind the individual requirements of each of your trees. This article can help you to find inspiration and offers a few guidelines to get started; good luck!


7 Great Bonsai forests

Forest Bonsai (Yose eu)



The forest style (in Japanese "Yose-ue") is one of the most popular styles of Bonsai. Instead of creating and displaying a single tree, with a forest we create a complete landscape. Enjoy viewing seven stunning examples of Bonsai forests!


8 stunning Rock Bonsai trees

Rock Bonsai (Seki Joju) 


A Bonsai growing on or in a rock (called "Seki-joju" and "Ishisuki" in Japanese) is a highly dramatic depiction of nature. We can all imagine steep cliffs, where only the strongest and most robust trees can survive. This is exactly the kind of emotion a good rock Bonsai should show. We have selected eight stunning examples to serve as source of inspiration, enjoy!


Garden Bonsai examples

Garden bonsai



Garden Bonsai are potted trees that are very similar to, yet slightly different from Bonsai. The dramatically shaped trees stand out in any garden and are increasingly popular in both Japanese and Western garden designs. In this article we discuss Garden Bonsai trees and their similarities and differences with Bonsai.


Tree VS Bonsai, nature as source of inspiration

Tree vs Bonsai



It will be no surprise to anyone that nature is a big source of inspiration for those interested in Bonsai. After all, the ultimate goal of growing a Bonsai is to create a miniature version of nature.

In this article we have combined trees and Bonsai trees that look alike; you might be surprised at how incredibly similar some Bonsai trees are to their full-grown counterparts. Enjoy!


Bonsai movie

Bonsai movie



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!



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