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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Azalea Flowering Bonsai

Azalea Flowering Bonsai

| January 2, 2010

Azalea bonsai are some of the more common bonsai adaptations that were introduced when bonsai was first imported over from China to Japan. It is one of the more beautiful plants to adapted to bonsai style gardening. The Azalea bonsai is a member of the genus Rhododendron. This simply indicates that the Azalea bonsai is […]

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January Bonsai News

January Bonsai News

| December 28, 2009 | 4 Comments

Winter is a dormant time for your trees, but not for yourself.   Their is plenty of planning and maintenance work to be completed. Planning. You will have an exciting year ahead with your trees. So to get this moving you should start by planning how you would like your tree to be styled. Take a […]

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Bonsai Styles

Bonsai Styles

| December 28, 2009 | 2 Comments

Once you have mastered the basic bonsai styles such as the formal upright style of chokkan, the informal upright style of shakan and the cascade style of kengai, you may want to try some more advanced bonsai styles for a better challenge. Image courtesy of  Jacques Graulus Intermediate Bonsai artists may try some of the […]

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Pine Bonsai

Pine Bonsai

| December 24, 2009 | 7 Comments

If you are new to the world of bonsai, you may want to consider starting with a Jack Pine bonsai tree. Jack Pines (Pinus banksiana) are pretty hardy and may be a little more forgiving than some of the more delicate trees typically used for bonsai gardening. A novice to this type of gardening may […]

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Your First Bonsai

Your First Bonsai

| December 23, 2009 | 3 Comments

A majority of peoples first Bonsai are Indoor Trees. These are most likely tropical trees from Asia or the South America’s. The following points are for guidance, if you require more details see the book reviews. Temperature. These trees ahould have a minimum temperature of between 6 – 10 C in the winter and summer […]

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Sculpting a Japanese Garden

Sculpting a Japanese Garden

| October 7, 2009 | 5 Comments

There is something extraordinary about Japanese gardening, in part because of the tranquil and healing environment that it provides.   It’s a place for deep thought, a peace offering in its own respect.  Experience in gardening of a different culture will bring your creativity to another level.  It must be understood from the beginning that […]

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