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.
Hedges and tree
This post shows the remarkable creation of a small Bonsai landscape, by Joe Selworthy. It consists of a single tree (a maple) and a hedge (cotoneaster trees). Together with added moss the resulting miniature looks stunning!
Garden Bonsai examples
Garden Bonsai are potted trees that are very similar to, yet slightly different from Bonsai.
Bonsai garden design
A well designed Bonsai garden makes your trees stand out more than anything else. But designing one is incredibly difficult, especially because you need to find a way to display your trees at eye-level, while keeping in mind the individual requirements of each of your trees.
Tree vs Bonsai
It will be no surprise to anyone that nature is a big source of inspiration for those interested in Bonsai. After all, the ultimate goal of growing a Bonsai is to create a miniature version of nature.
Bonsai tree DIY kit
Buying a Bonsai tree in a shop is nice, but wouldn't it be much cooler to do it yourself? A great way to start growing Bonsai trees is to buy a Bonsai tree kit and style the tree into a Bonsai.
Master the art of Bonsai
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How to create a Bonsai Rootstand
Have you ever made a Bonsai rootstand? Until a year ago, I had no experience with it either!
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.
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.