Bonsai news and events

Requirements of Bonsai Soils

One of the most widely debated subjects for most Bonsai enthusiasts is soil composition. Good Bonsai is not merely on the design, but a good Bonsai should portray a healthy tree that grows in a small container and this strongly depends on the soil used.

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To Akadama, or not to Akadama?

At Bonsai Empire we receive questions about Akadama, and its use for Bonsai soil, quite a lot. With the recent price increases, troubles in supply and proposed alternatives (including cat litter) people seem to be in doubt whether or not to use Akadama at all.

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Bag End Bonsai Trayscape

A large hill (The Hill) lay to the north, and under its southern slopes Bilbo's father Bungo built the luxurious smial Bag End above the lane of Bagshot Row.

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From ‘Mallsai’ to Bonsai

They are well known all over the world. S-curved tropical ficus plants. Mass produced in Asia and exported to be sold as ‘bonsai’. You can buy them at nurseries, at Ikea and even at supermarkets.

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From clay to Bonsai Pot

Making Bonsai pots is a complex process which requires a lot of knowhow, experience and artistry.

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The most expensive Bonsai tree

Bonsai trees come in all tree-species, sizes, shapes and... prices. Ranging from a few dollars for a small and young plant to one plant that sold for over a million dollars in Japan!

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Bonsai Beginners Course

Summer Bonsai Festival, Italy

Between august 31st and September 8th Fai della Paganella, a small town in the middle of the Brenta Dolomite Mountains in Italy hosted a Bonsai week named Summer Bonsai Festival.

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Bonsai in the Karate Kid movie

When I was young I watched the Karate Kid movie and, as you might have guessed by reading the title of this blog post, I was amazed by those little Bonsai trees that mr. Miyagi styled. I just had to have one!

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Bonsai treehouses

When I was a child, I was hooked on playing with model trains.

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How Big is Bonsai?

How “big” is Bonsai these days? How popular is it in one country/territory compared to another? Where are enthusiasts concentrated? We investigated these questions and present our findings in this article.

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Nature as a source of inspiration

Bonsai is a piece of nature. More than that, a Bonsai tree is an artwork that expresses our love and adoration of nature.

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Flowering Bonsai

Flowering Bonsai are very popular and fascinate almost everybody. But there are a number of things you must pay attention to if you want to make sure these Bonsai tree species will produce the desired flowers.

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