BONSAI WIRE Podcast is Now Live!

BONSAI WIRE Podcast is Now Live!

We hope you’ll check out Bonsai Wire, our new podcast which is now searchable on podcast apps. Rather than a single viewpoint, Bonsai Wire is hosted by four professionals who cover topics in roundtable fashion and interview others for their viewpoints, too. Three episodes are available already, including our Introductory session, a roundtable about Curating […]

Brand New Podcast: BONSAI WIRE

Brand New Podcast: BONSAI WIRE

Podcast aficionados! You may be interested to know that four of us—Jonas Dupuich, Andrew Robson, John Eads and myself—are about to launch a bonsai podcast: Bonsai Wire. And we hope you will join us. The umbrella plan is to be instructive and useful to listeners, covering some hot-button topics as well as topics that we think […]

Introducing Andrew Robson: New Apprentice

Introducing Andrew Robson: New Apprentice

Only a couple weeks out of graduate school, Andrew Robson began his apprenticeship at Crataegus Bonsai in Portland. He’s been here since June 2016. Andrew’s background is in music, with a Master’s degree from the Yale School of Music. While in school there he performed at the New York Philharmonic’s New Music Biennial, among other […]

A ‘Cliff Bonsai’—Western Hemlock Styling

A ‘Cliff Bonsai’—Western Hemlock Styling

We often think of cliff or rock faces being the place where cascade bonsai get their inspiration. And they do. But there’s another commonly seen growth habit in those steep, rocky areas… I collected this Western Hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) on Vancouver Island several years ago, where, coincidentally, it was growing off a boulder. The leaves […]