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!

Miniature Bonsai Gardens

Miniature gardens



Emre Ozberk had a fascination for Bonsai trees. But at some point, he started to focus not on the tree, but on the empty space around it. The beginning of a great new hobby, creating miniature gardens around Bonsai trees.


The Abandoned Power Plant, Bonsai display

Abandoned Powerplant bonsai display



Azuma Makoto surprises us again with another great Bonsai display, this time inside an abandoned power plant. We talked to the artist about his latest work of art.


Miniature version of Hue, Vietnam

Miniature landscape Hue



The Vietnamese prove to be masters at creating miniature landscapes. Just two weeks ago we shared an article about a single landscape, this time we share an entire historic city center. Amazing work by a man named Nguyễn; he created a replica of the old city of Hue.


Satuki azalea Bonsai festival in Ueno

Satsuki Azala fetsival



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 fine art, an interview with Ryan Neil

Ryan Neil bonsai artist



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.


Impossibly detailed miniature Bonsai Landscape, Vietnam style

Miniature landscape from Vietnam



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 time for American Bonsai

Artisans Cup 2015



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!


Marijuana Bonsai?

Cannabis bonsai



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?


The smallest of the smallest; Mame Bonsai

Mame Bonsai



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.


Winter Silhouette or Fresh Spring Colors

Oak bonsai winter



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.


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