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Vietnamese miniature landscape

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.

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Marijuana 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!

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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.

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Help my Bonsai is dying

"Help! My Bonsai tree is dying!" Unfortunately, we get these cries for help quite often on our forums. So it was time a guide on reviving a dying Bonsai was written. I take you through the steps needed to rescue your bonsai.

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Before and After shots

On our Facebook page we regularly share interesting progressions (before and after shots of Bonsai trees being styled). I find these shots very interesting as it shows how much a skilled artist can do to design a Bonsai tree, often in just hours work. In this post I share 18 great examples.

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Generation Bonsai 2015

The Generation Bonsai 2015 event was held at Minoru Bonsai in Germany.

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Bonsai courses

Cherry blossom Bonsai

In Japan's Nara period (710–794) a tradition began of watching and appreciating the cherry blossom, called Sakura.

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Artificial Bonsai

Bonsai trees can grow very old, and it takes years (even decades) to create a full grown tree. Paul Finch did something amazing, he created an Artificial Bonsai that looks so incredibly real that I still can't believe it's fake!

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Bonsai prices

Bonsai are living works of art, some famous trees are hundreds of years old. These trees are priceless and when for sale, very expensive. But at the same time, we can also purchase Bonsai at a local garden center, for just a few bucks.

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Shaping Japanese azaleas

Jérôme Hay invited readers to follow his shaping of an azalea, starting with a classic 2-to-3-year-old seedling. After preparatory work last April, these Japanese azalea plants are ready to begin being shaped into future bonsai.

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Tokonoma displays

A Tokonoma is a dedicated space in a Japanese style reception room, in which items are on display for artistic appreciation. Often this includes a Bonsai tree, a Suiseki (viewing stone), a scroll and an accent plant.

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Noelanders Trophy XVI (2015)

This year's Noelanders Trophy was held at a new location; bigger, more spacious and simply better. The trees on display were of outstanding quality and at least 5 trees reached the level of almost-perfection. Selecting the winner must have been difficult for this year's demonstrators; Ryan Neil, Salvatore Liporace and Seok Ju Kim.

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