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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The blog’s top ten most popular posts January 2014 from The Ancient Art of Bonsai.

1.- The Eight Immortals.

The Eight Immortals.

Older than the art of bonsai is the art of shaping and firing clay. The very beginnings of mankind also mark the appearance of the very first bowl, not as a work of art, but as a means of survival. The prototype of a bowl is the shape of cupped hands, used to collect water or food. This prototype is still reflected today in the shapes of cups, plates and bowls. The symbolism of the cupped hand

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2.- National Bonsai & Penjing Museum.

National Bonsai & Penjing Museum.

The miniature masterpieces that we call bonsai and penjing are the pinnacle of gardening skill, and the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum has one of the largest collections of these timeless trees in North America. The Japanese art of bonsai, and its precursor, the Chinese art of penjing, are rooted in the traditions of Asian culture. The placement of branches, styling, and the pot all convey deep

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3.- Gallery: Junipers (Part 4).

Gallery: Junipers (Part 4).

This gallery is dedicated to the Juniper and those who cultivate, style, and display them. A constant companion of bonsaists everywhere, the Juniper plays an important role in bonsai, while offering some of the finest bonsai in the world for inspirations and enjoyment by all. Special thanks to Heather Hartman Coste, who did all the leg work for this gallery! We hope that you find the following

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4.- Gallery: Junipers (Part 3).

Gallery: Junipers (Part 3).

This gallery is a continuation of our series of species specific galleries designed with the intention of creating a resource of inspiration as well as a source of enjoyment for all. It is our hope that those who favor the particular species featured and those who seek inspiration for designing bonsai of this species will find these galleries valuable and educational. Often the first bonsai ever

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5.- Gallery: Junipers (Part 2).

Gallery: Junipers (Part 2).

This gallery is a continuation of our series of species specific galleries designed with the intention of creating a resource of inspiration as well as a source of enjoyment for all. It is our hope that those who favor the particular species featured and those who seek inspiration for designing bonsai of this species will find these galleries valuable and educational. Cultivars offer foliage

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6.- Gallery: Junipers (Part 1).

Gallery: Junipers (Part 1).

This gallery is dedicated to the Juniper and those who cultivate, style, and display them. A constant companion of bonsaists everywhere, the Juniper plays an important role in bonsai, while offering some of the finest bonsai in the world for inspirations and enjoyment by all. Special thanks to Heather Hartman Coste, who did all the leg work for this gallery! We hope that you find the following

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7.- The blog’s top ten most popular posts December 2013 from The Ancient Art of Bonsai.

The blog’s top ten most popular posts December 2013 from The Ancient Art of Bonsai.

1.- The blog’s top ten most popular posts December 2013 from The Ancient Art of Bonsai. Proper Care The Guide To Success With Bonsai Trees. Where do I put it?Pines and junipers go in full sun, while deciduous trees, such as maples and elms, will do well in a spot that gets some shade from late afternoon sun. Indoor, or tropical, trees will want quite a bit of sun. They are used to bright, humid

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8.- Proper Care The Guide To Success With Bonsai Trees.

Proper Care The Guide To Success With Bonsai Trees.

Where do I put it?Pines and junipers go in full sun, while deciduous trees, such as maples and elms, will do well in a spot that gets some shade from late afternoon sun. Indoor, or tropical, trees will want quite a bit of sun. They are used to bright, humid climates found near the equator. If the Summers where you live are hot and arid, you must be careful that your trees do not dry out. You

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9.- Species Guide by Common name.

Species Guide by Common name.

These Species guides have been developed by a number of people putting in hours of dedicated work to bring together a valuable guide to Bonsai enthusiast - acknowledgement of the authors are on each page. Find the species below and click on the link to be taken to the guide for that particular tree Bald Cypress. The following are links to INDIVIDUAL PAGES of species: Acacia American red maple

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10.- Tools for The Beginning Bonsai Artist.

Tools for The Beginning Bonsai Artist.

Those who are newly interested in the art of bonsai are often unsure about what tools are necessary to begin developing their bonsai skills. Three or four basic tools will equip one to perform most of the tasks necessary to produce and maintain an intermediate to advanced bonsai collection. It is the intent of this article to discuss the useful characteristics of basic tools and some of the

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