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A Perfect Time for Creativity-

A Perfect Time for Creativity-

March 28, 2020

The first album of The Bonsai Rappers, featuring John Eads, Andrew Robson and a few of their friends will not be released, now or ever. But just in case you were wondering, this would be what the jacket cover would totally look like~ Bonsai Rapping aside, this is a good time to stretch our creative […]

Read Books!

Read Books!

March 20, 2020

In the studio last week I was talking with John (current apprentice) and Andrew (past apprentice), and in a dreamy, innocent moment I tossed out the hope that people might soon be reading more books. I said this having just got word that Bonsai Heresy: 56 Myths Exposed Using Science and Tradition was printed and […]

Deciduous Early Development Part IV: Studying Old Styrax

Deciduous Early Development Part IV: Studying Old Styrax

March 14, 2020

When talking about early development, eventually we need to look at later development, just to see where we’re going. Many of the old deciduous bonsai in Japan were grown in containers. They weren’t collected, and many weren’t grown in the ground. In general we tend to have less focus in the West on pot-grown bonsai. By pot-grown, […]