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!
The "Satsuki Azalea festival" is held every year in late may, when the trees are in full bloom. Now I always loved Azaleas, but when they flower they are without doubt stunning.
Bonsai is an ancient art-form originating in China and Japan, dating back centuries, even millennia. Although Bonsai became incredibly popular in the West, it never reached the status as “fine art” like it does in countries like Japan.
We’re very interested to hear what Ryan Neil has to say about this, as he is currently working on creating an event that might change our perception of Bonsai, finally.
We have seen realistic miniature landscapes before, but this particular one really stands out. It consists of a traditional Vietnamese farmhouse, two small Bonsai trees and outer walls.
Its creator is still unknown to us, but most likely a local farmer from the Bắc Ninh area in Vietnam made it. Making the bricks, tiles, doors and window-frames must have been an incredible amount of work.
The buzz has been going around for a few weeks now. Ryan Neil and his team are working around the clock on creating an astonishing event, planned to take place late September. About time we investigated what’s going on!
Bonsai is something that fascinates people, and this fascination has led to several jokes and hoaxes on the internet. The Bonsai kitten (little kitten held for years in small glass jars) is probably the #1 story in this category, it was even investigated by the FBI, and luckily turned out to be fake!
Another story we heard before is about Marijuana Bonsai plants. Hoax or not?
Bonsai are known for their small size. But Mame Bonsai (up to 4'' / 10cm) take the quest for miniaturization one step further.
Mame and pottery artist Haruyosi (Japan) shares with us several of his miniature works of wonder.
Deciduous trees make great material for Bonsai. The most loved feature is their changing character throughout the year. Spring is the season of new growth, while fall is the season of changing colors, signalling the upcoming winter. This tree is absolutely stunning in all seasons.
"Help! My Bonsai tree is dying!"
Unfortunately, we get these cries for help quite often on our forums. So it was time a guide on reviving a dying Bonsai was written. I take you through the steps needed to rescue your Bonsai.
On our Facebook page we regularly share interesting progressions (before and after shots of Bonsai trees being styled). I find these shots very interesting as it shows how much a skilled artist can do to design a Bonsai tree, often in just hours work. In this post I share 18 great examples.
Masashi Hirao (aka Bonsai warrior) travels around the world as a Japanese cultural envoy. Last weekend he gave a interesting Bonsai demonstration at Deshima Bonsai, styling a Spruce. Enjoy the movie!