Paul Masterson

Paul Masterson

Paul is the owner of Bonsai.ie. The Bonsai.ie web site has been live now for over 4 years and aims to promote bonsai and Japanese gardening in a light writing relaxing way.

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Japanese tea and its benefits

Japanese tea and its benefits

| September 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

The history of Japanese tea began when it was first introduced by a Buddhist Monk to Japan in early 6’th century. By 1200, the famous Japanese priest Eisai, wrote a detailed book on this tea (Kissa Yojoki), meaning a “Book of the Tea”. Aside from telling all about the plant from which this tea originates, […]

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Japanese poets in the garden

Japanese poets in the garden

| August 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

For centuries Japanese poets have been influenced by the beauty, magnitude and mysterious quality of gardens from their country. Their is an evocative yet subtle quality to Japanese gardens, that are usually depicted in an ideal landscape with a very stylized aesthetic and a precise perspective. Both in terms of the form and beauty, one […]

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Bonsai Society Survey

Bonsai Society Survey

| July 31, 2012

A number of people are expressing an interest in setting up a Bonsai Club\Society in southern Ireland. Our Northern friends have a great society that is well attended and structured. If you are interested in helping us set this up, being a member or a supplier who wants to support this endeavor then please fill […]

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Bonsai Trees for Sale in County Clare

Bonsai Trees for Sale in County Clare

| July 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

A Bonsai Collector in County Clare is leaving Ireland and is selling the following native species trees, that have been trained as Bonsai.  The “Large Pine” and the “Cascade/Candle Pine” Bonsai, were collected in Connemara near Barna on bog land 3 years ago, the owner of the land said that she planted it with her […]

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Lazy Sunday morning bonsai

Lazy Sunday morning bonsai

| May 13, 2012

That lazy Sunday morning, just me and the trees chillin. Especially good is that lazy Sunday morning with the bright sunshine, dappled breeze, no rain when your feeling kinda of wrecked from the busy Saturday weeding the driveway or what ever other vigorous activity you enjoy doing. I kinda like it, as the Monday blues are taking a break, thoughts […]

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The Art of Creative Pruning

The Art of Creative Pruning

| March 7, 2012 | 1 Comment

Decorative tree pruning brings innovation and artistry to gardens. It has something for all tastes, including sophisticated sculptural trees, modernist bumpy hedges, boxwood balls and lollipops. Author Jake Hobson outlines an approach to topiary that is more creative than traditional and positively encourages out-of-the box thinking. Instead of peacocks and rabbits, you will see boxwood […]

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