Tag Archives: bonsai

International Festival of Bonsai

A must see event if you are near Burgundy on the 9′ or 10′ of October is the ‘International Festival of Bonsai’. This is the first time that this event is taking place and one of the key attractions is the private collection of Bonsai artist ‘Danny Use’. Other Bonsai …

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Bonsai Beautiful Journey

Have you ever wondered what went into creating that piece of living art known as a bonsai? How the precise cutting and trimming and tying kept a tiny tree, just that, tiny? Craig Coussins has travelled to many countries teaching the art of bonsai. In between these journeys he has managed to …

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Flowering Cherry

While the briefness of their glory has to be acknowledged, cherries really are the hardy spring-flowering trees for temperate climate gardens. I can think of no others, apart from their close Prunus relatives and some of the magnolias that even come close to rivalling flowering cherries for sheer weight of …

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Bonsai Training Videos

I came across some great training videos on ‘You Tube’ for Bonsai Beginners and the experienced artists. Take a look and tell us what you think. Let’s start with videos for Beginners. The first video explains: How to grow Bonsai. The next video is on pruning Bonsai. Bonsai watering

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Friends of Bonsai

Known affectionately as the “Saturday Morning Club”, the membership has grown very rapidly, and we all strongly believe that this is due to the “Down to Earth” and “Practical” way in which the art is being expressed. All teaching is carried out by involving its members through a hands on …

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What Bonsai Tree are YOU

As Bonsai and garden lovers we spend alot of time getting to know our trees, we get intimate with shaping, trimming and styling. We water and feed, but how close are we to our trees! If we were a Bonsai tree what type of tree would we be. In the …

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Rikugien – Garden of Waka

The word “waka” translates into “Japanese poem.” The term dates back to the Heian period (794 to 1185) when Japanese culture was being heavily influenced by Chinese traditions, such as Buddhism and Taoism. Poetry and literature were respected art forms during this period. Purists of the time came up with …

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Free Bonsai Classifieds

A new Free Bonsai Classified Ads web site was launched at the weekend. Bonsai Bazaar will give you the opportunity to create your own Bazaar for selling or exchanging anything Bonsai. Packed with great features you will be able to setup and manage your own ‘Bazaar’. Sell those unwanted Pots …

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Feed that blooming bonsai!

The proper soil and fertilization rates are imperative for a healthy bonsai. Typical bonsai soil is a fast draining loose mix of several compounds such as course sand, gravel, fired clay pellets, expanded shale, peat, and bark. Dependent upon your location the soil components may change or some extra components …

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Bonsai Care Tips

Aftercare and development of Bonsai   While understanding the fact we need to water, feed and repot from time to time, the most important aspect of Bonsai and Penjing care is the maintenance or ongoing after care. Wiring a tree and unwiring is a regular event and takes place in …

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