Bonsai news and events

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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Aqua Bonsai

Aqua Bonsai is a new Bonsai style using the technology of hydroponics (a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil).

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Noelanders Trophy XVII (2016)

The 17th edition of the Noelanders Trophy has started today and the trees on display are once again, stunning! Over 100 Bonsai trees on display, two entire rows with Suiseki viewing stones and 80 traders make this the epicenter of European bonsai.

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Help! My Bonsai is losing leaves

Unfortunately, we get these cries for help quite often on our forums. Taking care of a Bonsai tree can be a bit overwhelming for beginners, but with this guide you should be fine. We'll investigate the causes of your tree losing leaves and the remedies!

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15th anniversary

Ever since we started this website 15 years ago, it has been our goal to serve as an educational platform and to share the fascinating world of Bonsai with you.

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Bonsai Europa show 2015

Over one hundred great trees on display, eight demonstrations, free workshops for children and a wonderful location: Tony Tickle on the Bonsai Europa 2015 event. Almost forgot, Tony also shares studio-shots from the winning trees in this post.

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Bonsai courses

Spectacular Fall 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. Fall might just be the most spectacular time to enjoy deciduous bonsai; this is the time when leaves change color, resulting in dramatic appearances of the trees.

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The famous Japanese Maple

In 1993 Walter saw this maple in Switzerland. “It impressed me very much, although it was in a very neglected state”. It was imported from Japan around 1980 from a major Bonsai nursery. It had not been treated very well.

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Ryan Neil's Mirai garden

Ryan Neil has quickly become one of the most respected Bonsai artists of this time, flying around giving demonstrations and workshops. Navigating through his busy schedule and allowing only five years time, he and his wife Chelsea managed to build a great home, garden and Bonsai collection called Bonsai Mirai.

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Bonsai Boon's garden

This post shows the garden of Bonsai artist Boon Manakitivipart (aka Bonsai Boon). His garden is located near San Francisco and showcases a great collection of Bonsai trees and accent plants. We added several photos, as well as a short video touring around the garden.

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Bonsai-San Show 2015

The European bonsai-San Show is about to open its doors to the public this entire weekend, but we were allowed to take a peak into the exhibit already. Find the first photos of this year's event here. And with headliners including Ryan Neil and David Benavente, the Bonsai demonstrations will be very interesting too. Stay tuned!

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Yamadori collecting vandalism

An attempt at collecting a tree from the wild has cost a handsome pine its life and sent a wave of outrage across the Bonsai world. One example among many of a practice that is unworthy of the art of bonsai.

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