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.
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.
From ‘Mallsai’ to Bonsai
They are well known all over the world. S-curved tropical bonsai plants. Mass produced in Asia and exported to be sold as ‘bonsai’. You can buy them at nurseries, at Ikea and even at supermarkets.
From clay to Bonsai Pot
Making Bonsai pots is a complex process which requires a lot of knowhow, experience and artistry.
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!
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!
Master the art of Bonsai
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When I was a child, I was hooked on playing with model trains.
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.
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.
Flowering Bonsai trees
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.
Bonsai on a budget
Bonsai is a hobby which can be practiced in many different ways and with very different expenditure of money. Even pupils and students with a small allowance can practice this fascinating hobby. Learn how to grow Bonsai trees on a tight budget; low cost bonsai!
The pot is an important component of the Bonsai. Its significance and its part of the impression of the overall picture must not be underestimated.