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Decorating Bonsai Trees 4 months 3 weeks ago #51613

Hi Everyone,

I would like to know your thoughts on decorating bonsai trees with props, figurines, lights, etc... Would this be acceptable? Maybe a once a year thing such as decorating an evergreen for Christmas would be nice.

I've posted some pictures for reference. Let me know your thoughts.

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Decorating Bonsai Trees 4 months 3 weeks ago #51614

Bonsai are a representation of trees in nature. In nature, you won't find such decorations.

I don't like it.
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Decorating Bonsai Trees 4 months 3 weeks ago #51617

Auk wrote: Bonsai are a representation of trees in nature. In nature, you won't find such decorations.

I don't like it.



Yes, from reading the rules of Bonsai, decorations wouldn't fit into the whole Bonsai ideology. I admire the natural look of Bonsai trees and I'm amazed by pictures of Yamadori Bonsais showing how rough of a life they had prior to becoming Bonsais and yet they survived. I was just thinking it would be fun to decorate the trees for special occasions such as Halloween or Christmas for my kids but definitely not year round. Perhaps this way they would get more into Bonsai and I can have little helpers =]

I just want to reiterate that I'm aiming for natural looking trees and I'm only asking since I've seen some pictures online of trees being decorated. I hope I don't get roasted but I probably should put my flame suit on :P









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Decorating Bonsai Trees 4 months 3 weeks ago #51651

seeparks wrote: I hope I don't get roasted but I probably should put my flame suit on :P


No, why? The first few of the examples you posted I actually like.
Decorations are not uncommon - you'll see them in Penjing like this one:


So yeah, why not, for special occasions. As long as we're not calling it a bonsai style...

Bonsai Boy of New York:
Flowering Brush Cherry - Christmas Tree Style
(eugenia myrtifolia)
$125.00"



Tha'ts just silly.

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