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HOW THE BIRCH SERPI MEDUSA

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The birch loves a cool, sunny and foothills where he expresses his best. The history of this birch made from seed born in the spring of 1966, begins with the first photo in February of 1971 when I decided to give it a shape like the foliage of Medusa using the copper wire of the electricians. Form certainly unusual for a birch because I was inspired by the Sophora japonica winding which I was very fascinated. In fact, as the serpents of Medusa’s... 

“FEED ME, SEYMOUR!” [fertilizer]

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So what is fertilizer? To keep it simple, fertilizer is NOT food. The plants themselves make their own “food” –sugars, basically – through the photosynthetic process– sun (trapped by chlorophyll) + water + carbon dioxide going into the leaves = oxygen going out and sugars going down to the roots and to the rest of the plant. WEST HORRIZON BONSAI owner FOR those of you that have seen the original or remade version of the movie “Little... 

40 TAHUN MENYIKSA BONSAI “UBUR-UBUR”

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SEJARAH bonsai dari spesies Birch ini terlalu panjang untuk diceritakan. Di tanam dari biji oleh world-class master Armando Dal Col (Italia) pada 1966, kemudian mulai dibentuk –dengan pengawatan yang ‘mengerikan’– dan diabadikan dalam foto hitam-putih pada 1971. “Serpi Medusa” pada usia 25 tahun “Setelah lima tahun tertanam di tanah, pada tahun 971, mulai saya bentuk bonsai ini dengan kawat tembaga bekas kabel listrik. Saya terinspirasi... 

THE HISTORY OF KUSAMONO

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by ROBERT J. BARAN :: Over the centuries in Asia, various small plants were potted up and displayed in ceramic containers. We know this from paintings in China (since at least the 12th century, first image) and in Japan (since at least the 14th, second image). :::: In Japan, these kusamono (草物, lit. “grass thing,” a term dating only to the early Meiji era, c. 1870s) were originally small herbaceous plants brought in with collected naturally-dwarfed... 

THE HISTORY OF NISHIKI-MATSU BONSAI

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Nisikhi-matsu is one bonsai tree species native to Japan. This pine tree is widely available in Kagawa Perfectur area, but began to be exploited the bonsai in Takamatshu city, especially in Kokobunji township in about 120 years ago. :: Nishiki-Matsu tree :: According to the saga that has been widely known, cultivation of bonsai trees started in Takamatsu during the Edo period, when local people dug up pine trees growing on the coast of the Seto Inland... 

WHY BONSAI DEADWOOD DOMINATE?

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Long enough bonsai with jin and shari (deadwood) dominate competitions at international level, especially in a variety of bonsai photo contest. What phenomenon is this? Indeed … in many countries for national level competitions, classical and natural bonsai is still dominating. In the 3rd US National Bonsai Exhibit for example, from the eight categories are provided, just one tree (San Jose Juniper) with jin/shari who won the title of “Evergreen... 
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