Figurines and Bonsai

A Question Of Relativity Figurines used in conjunction with bonsai plantings. Are they a valid and effective enhancement to the creation or are they a pollution of the artistic precepts upon which bonsai is based? One thing is certain. In the west at least, the...

Bonsai Display

Bonsai Display A Western Viewpoint   The proper techniques for arranging bonsai for public viewing is almost an art unto itself. Indeed, If the artist’s objectives are to adhere to the formal rules governing traditional Japanese display techniques (known as...

Winter Protection

All living things require a rest period. For humans its eight hours of sleep per day. For trees, including bonsai, its wintertime. This resting period is called “dormancy” and refers to that time frame in which the tree’s growth either slows down greatly or comes to a...

Insect and Fungus Control

The world of bonsai is not immune to insect attack. The same critters that will eat your tomatoes and your zucchini will also eat your bonsai. Insects, like death and taxes, are a fact of life and at some point you are going to have to deal with them. Depending upon...