This bonsai web site is dedicated to the living art of bonsai. Our goal is to help educate the novice bonsai practitioner and to feature the “living art of bonsai ” and showcase some of the bonsai artist that do it “west coast style”.
The new Bonsai Tools category with important articles on tool care is now open. The first two articles on bonsai tools are choosing the right bonsai tools and my favorite bonsai tool subject “How to care for your bonsai tools” Bonsai Tool Care. I neglect my tools all the time, this is some good bonsai tool care information.
Check out the Featured Bonsai Artists section for an overview of of what it is like to grow bonsai in the hot climate of Riverside, CA. In the coming months I will interview some local bonsai enthusiast with some very unique visions including bonsai caudiciforms and desert shrubs.
“Bonsai is imagination and fantasy. You can’t just scale down a big tree, and put it in a pot. You have to paint the visions held in peoples’ minds.” Morten Albek
Featuring today’s bonsai artists without including the “Masters” who influenced them most would not be possible so from time to time we plan to interview some the founding legends of this art form and feature bonsai artists from other parts the world such as Morten Albek from Europe and Kenji Miyata from Japan.
Check out the Bonsai Styling 101 section for tips on pruning and basic design. Here Kenji Miyata and Bob Jardinico work on a large Shimpku at a Kenji Day event sponsored by Chikugo-en bonsai nursery in Gardena, CA. Kenji now lives on the west coast so we will be seeing much more of this talented bonsai master.