Bonsai on the Cheap
Bonsai trees can be very expensive. As a rule of thumb, the higher the age and the more impressive the trunk - the more expensive a Bonsai gets. In this article we'll share some projects with cheaper Bonsai material, working with nursery stock plants.
Walk like an Egyptian
We stumbled upon this tree when it was displayed at the Pacific Bonsai Museum, and fell in love with it. The creator, David DeGroot, was kind enough to share his work with us, showing how this fascinating tree was created!
III UBE Bonsai Convención
In this blogpost we share the winning trees and an overview of the UBE Bonsai Convencion, organized January 2022 in Spain.
Ornamental plant, or bonsai? Coconut bonsai have gained in popularity recently (especially in Indonesia) so we decided it was time to share some photos and information on our blog.
Wire Bonsai sculptures
Bonsai wire sculptures have been around for a very long time but their recent surge in popularity is largely due social media. Artists and craftsmen all over the world are making and sharing stunning examples of their work online.
Succulent Bonsai trees
Succulent plants thrive in arid climates, and can survive these harsh conditions by storing water in their thick, fleshy leaves and stems. Some species are popular amongst Bonsai enthusiasts as these grow well indoors.
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Making a Japanese Maple Bonsai
Learn how to make a Maple bonsai tree! In this article and video we show you how to make a trunk-chop, prune and wire a Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum).
Making a Juniper Bonsai
Learn how to make a Juniper bonsai tree! In this article and video we show you how to prune, wire and repot a Juniper tree of about 20 years old.
Creating a Pine Bonsai
Learn how to make a Shohin sized Bonsai from a young Pine! In this article and video we show you how to prune, wire and repot a Pine of about 8 years old.
Ever since we started Bonsai Empire almost 20 years ago, it has been our goal to serve as an educational platform and to share the fascinating world of Bonsai with you.
The mountain is particularly favorable for the collection of stones for suiseki. However, you have to know how to spot the stones, know where they hide, collect them without damaging them, and then reveal their beauty. In this article we show you the process.
How to make a Bonsai
In this video we show you how to create a bonsai from cheap nursery stock material. The tree we work on is a 5-year-old Spruce (Picea abies), purchased at a local garden center for about 20 USD.