Although Bonsai is a millennia old art-form, it would take until the early 17th century for Westerners to discover these miniature creations on their voyages to Asia. And only at several world expositions held in the late 19th century was the art introduced to the general public.
Bonsai San show 2017
The European Bonsai San show is getting better and better each year. Last year they invited four of Kimura's disciples (and we had the honor to interview mr. Kimura himself) - this year they have a guest of honor who is bringing the best pieces of his collection to Saulieu: mr. Luis Vallejo.
Bonsai Europa 2017
Over one hundred great trees on display, interesting lectures and demonstrations, free workshops for children and a wonderful location; the Bonsai Europa event was held last weekend and we share the winning trees here.
Crespi Cup 2017
The Crespi Cup 2017 was a beautiful show displaying the best of the European, and in particular the Italian, Bonsai scene. In this post we share the winning trees and an overview of the exhibition.
In this video we show how to create your very own Bonsai tree from a nursery plant.
Penjing garden Qingyi Yuan
Qingyi Yuan is a Chinese Penjing garden in Suzhou style, located near Shanghai. The collection is absolutely stunning, with Japanese styled trees as well as Chinese styled (Penjing) trees - some of the best we have seen in the world.
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World Bonsai Convention
The World Bonsai Convention was a gigantic event with 45.000 visitors. Over 300 Bonsai were on display and several demo's were given by Japanese as well as international demonstrators.
Shinji Suzuki interview
Our recent "Bonsai Fundamentals Course", with Michael Hagedorn, was filmed entirely in the beautiful garden of mr. Shinji Suzuki. At the end of our film project we had the chance to sit down with this world famous Bonsai master, and ask him about his vision on Bonsai.
Spectacular Spring colors
One of the things I like most about Bonsai is the fact that it is a living art. Bonsai trees change over time as well as through the seasons. Especially deciduous trees show these changes; in the color of their leaves and by growing fruits or flowers. In this post we show Bonsai in their spring and summer colors.
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.
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.
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.