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Herbal Bonsai

If you like Bonsai, you might be missing out on a whole variety of plants to grow in your collection; Herbal Bonsai. Cultivating herbs for their medicinal purposes has been common practice for hundreds of years, but how to apply their qualities for Bonsai is relatively unknown.

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Noelanders Trophy 2017

The Noelanders Trophy show is about the end and, as always, it was a beautiful show displaying the best of the European Bonsai scene. In this post we share the winning trees and an overview of the exhibition.

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The Bonsai that survived Hiroshima

This story went viral on the internet, but it’s undeniably true. The Yamaki family, living in Hiroshima, styled and cared for this tree for five generations.

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National Bonsai Foundation

The National Bonsai Foundation is located inside the US National Arboretum, and was opened in 1976, with 53 Bonsai trees donated by the Nippon Bonsai Association.

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The Kennett collection

The Kennett Collection is a private bonsai garden located in Kennett, PA. Check our photo report and movie in this article.

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The Bonsai landscape

This is a wonderfully detailed miniature Bonsai landscape, but on a huge scale. It was made by Bonsai group Namaste in India.

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Sakka Ten Autumn trees 2016, Roma

This weekend the Sakka Ten show is organized in the botanical garden in Rome. The show is a display of the autumn season, with Bonsai, Shohin, Suiseki and Kusamono.

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Bonsai San show 2016

We're honored to have been part of the Bonsai San show this year, by doing the interviews with the four apprentices and their master mr. Kimura - and to have witnessed and filmed the superb exhibition and demos.

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The 8th World Bonsai Convention

Next year the World Bonsai Convention will return to Japan, where it was first organized 28 years ago. The convention is massive in scale (they rent the Saitama Super Arena to host it) and features several world famous masters demonstrating their techniques on stage. Bonsai Empire is an official press partner and will cover the event in film and photo.

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Masahiko Kimura interview

Masahiko Kimura is one of the world’s most renowned Bonsai masters. In this unique and exclusive interview, conducted in his garden near Tokyo, we ask about his early years as apprentice, the way he educates his students and how he successfully build his business.

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The 5th US National Bonsai Exhibition

It's Sunday morning in Rochester, about time to announce the winning trees of the 5th US National Bonsai Exhibition! The judges had a hard time picking these winners, as the level of the show has risen substantially. Here goes...

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Interview with William Valavanis

This September, the fifth edition of the US National Bonsai Exhibition will take place in Rochester, New York. With over 200 trees on display from all regions of the USA, this is a show not to miss!

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