Bonsai Tree Care

Bonsai tree care is often considered the most important aspect in the Art of Bonsai.  It is not the display in isolation that is an art form. Without a top quality tree specimen, the display will not meet required expectations to become a suitable candidate for consideration as Bonsai Art. Bonsai care and maintenance is essential. Looking after […]

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Bonsai Penjing The Difference 1

Penjing – Bonsai ! What is the difference? Simply, for the gardener to appreciate the main difference between Bonsai Penjing, the question to ask is this. The composition, does it have a tree as it’s main focal point or not? But the confusion does not stop there. Example of Penjing, the rocks being the main […]


Pruning a Bonsai – Training by Chinese Bonsai Nurseryman

Instructions on pruning a Bonsai Tree from a Chinese Bonsai Nurseryman. The video below was taken in China. It features a Chinese Bonsai Nurseryman demonstrating how to prune a fast growing Bonsai Tree.(Ficus). As you will see he starts off to one side and slowly and methodically works inwards taking care not to take too […]

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Repotting a Bonsai Tree

Bonsai Tree Care Repotting

Taking care of your Bonsai Tree – Repotting The activities that are involved in taking care of a pot plant or indoor plant are the same activities involved with  Bonsai tree care. Making sure that it has well developed and healthy fibrous roots is vital for the sustained good health of your Bonsai tree and […]


Bonsai Displays 2 of 2

These Bonsai are on display in a market selling area. Although it might be difficult to purchase them as there is never anyone present. Someone must tend them though, watering the Bonsai and pruning the Bonsai and there is a phone number to call. Click on image for enlarged. Related posts: Bonsai Displays 1 of […]

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Bonsai Displays 1 of 2

Various places where Bonsai are on display or are for sale. Some of these were outside a Bar/Restaurant located in Nanning China. Click on image for enlarged. Related posts: Bonsai Displays 2 of 2 Bonsai and Penjing for sale in China 1 of 3 Bonsai and Penjing for sale in China 3 of 3 Bonsai […]


Bonsai and Penjing for sale in China 3 of 3

More images showing individual shops selling Bonsai and some selling Bonsai and Penjing specimens.  This particular selling area, one of many, has around 30 shops in one form or another selling Bonsai and Penjing along with very many other shops selling everything from Flowers to Fish, all in all a very large market style shopping […]

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Bonsai and Penjing for sale in China 2 of 3

Another set of five images showing individual shops selling Bonsai and some selling Bonsai and Penjing specimens. This particular selling area, one of many, has around 30 shops in one form or another selling Bonsai and Penjing along with very many other shops selling everything from Flowers to Fish, all in all a very large market […]


Bonsai and Penjing for sale in China 1 of 3

Five images of Bonsai and Penjing for sale taken in Nanning Guangxi province China in Jan 2014. Each image shows an individual shop selling Bonsai and some selling Bonsai and Penjing specimens. This particular area, one of many, has around 30 shops in one form or another selling Bonsai and Penjing along with very many […]

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A varied range of Bonsai on Display in a China Park at the end of December 2013. Related posts: Bonsai Display in China Park series bonsai display series two bonsai display series three Bonsai Penjing Garden in China Bonsai and Penjing for sale in China 1 of 3 Bonsai and Penjing for sale in China […]


Bougainvillea Bonsai Again

The more I see Bougainvillea Bonsai the more I like them. I know they are very blousy but who says, colour is not allowed?   Related posts: Bougainvillea Bonsai Bougainvillea make good Bonsai or Penjing subjects Bonsai Penjing Garden in China

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Here is an example of a Bonsai that looks to me very much formed in the shape of a snake or dragon. In the more southern areas of China with the warmer climate most of these Bonsai trees are quite quick growing. Thus enabling faster shaping and training of your Bonsai specimen. Related posts: bonsai […]


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Another example of Bonsai in China – Lonicera Bonsai (Honeysuckle). Honeysuckle does make a quick easy Bonsai specimen. Flowering can be a little tricky as to make sure the honeysuckle does not ‘run away’ as is often the case with honeysuckles, constant pruning is required and this will probably mean pruning off potential flowering stems. […]

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Bonsai Display in China Park series

Some great looking Bonsai trees on display in a park in China. Displays like this are often arranged and the exhibits can be in place for a few days or sometimes weeks. Along with a couple of quick videos featuring the Bonsai display Related posts: bonsai display series two bonsai display series three Bonsai Display […]


Bonsai Penjing Garden in China

This garden has now been demolished to make way for a new garden, more pathways and seats that sadly does not include Bonsai and Penjing.Ah well, that’s progress for you. Amazon.com Widgets Related posts: Bonsai and Penjing for sale in China 3 of 3 Bonsai Penjing The Difference Bonsai and Penjing for sale in China […]

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Lonicera Bonsai

Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) do make interesting Bonsai specimens.Start training early on because as you probably already know the plant is a rambler climber and tends to grow long leggy straight branches.If you start them off early enough in regards to Bonsai training then anything is possible, this one was found naturally twisted around a small […]


Bougainvillea Bonsai

Bougainvillea make very good Bonsai specimens. (Chinese Bougainvillea Nursery Video) OK, there are issues with them, depending where you are located in the world. For instance, I never really had good results with them in the UK. Considered too blousy or gawdy by the purests but don’t let that put you off. If you live in […]

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Leaf stripping and Pruning a Bonsai – Ulmus

Leaf stripping and Pruning a Bonsai – Ulmus This is the Bonsai before leaf stripping and pruning – Unruly and untidy After leaf stripping my Bonsai Start of unwanted branch pruning – Notice the strong leader shoot at the top. Removal of leader shoot with Felco pruners Leader shoot removed Tangle of lower branches on the […]


Leaf Pruning a newly acquired Bonsai Tree

Leaf Pruning a newly acquired Bonsai Tree. This was done for a couple of reasons. One, so I could see the structure of the tree much better for consideration of re-shaping the tree. Two, by stripping the leaves from the tree the growth will be slowed and new growth, encouraged. This action of leaf stripping is […]

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Bougainvillea make good Bonsai or Penjing subjects

Bougainvillea make good Bonsai or Penjing subjects

A small bougainvillea nursery…perfect for Bonsai or Penjing training – what a delight! Bougainvillea make good Bonsai or Penjing subjects Related posts: Bougainvillea Bonsai Bougainvillea Bonsai Again Bonsai Penjing Garden in China Bonsai and Penjing for sale in China 1 of 3 Bonsai and Penjing for sale in China 2 of 3 Bonsai and Penjing […]