March 1, 2013 nick

When people find out that my favorite hobby is growing Bonsai trees the most common question I’m asked is “How do you make a Bonsai?” To be honest, that’s sometimes a tough question to answer because there are a variety of answers that you can give. Probably the shortest and quickest answer would be this, any way in which you can propagate a plant you can start a Bonsai. This means that you can use seeds, cuttings, air layers, stock from your local nursery, growing them in the ground. You can even start them by using trees growing out in…

January 31, 2013 nick

Most of us when we think of a Bonsai tree we immediately think of Japan. There’s nothing wrong with that because the Japanese have been creating beautiful Bonsai trees for quite some time. However, what most people don’t realize is that the first Bonsai actually came from China and then after China the art of the Bonsai spread East over to Korea where it finally reached Japan. It was the Buddhist monks who began the art of Bonsai. You see, these monks wanted some way to bring the beauty of the outdoors inside their temples. Historians discovered from their ancient…