It was great to be able to go to the open weekend again this year at Lodder Bonsai in Harmelen, Netherlands, it is always a full and fun packed weekend with lots of bonsai people, trade stands, bonsai trees and so much more. Thank you to Gerrit Lodder and his team for their hospitality throughout… Read more »
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Visiting Lodder Bonsai and buying new trees to add to your bonsai collection or even if you are just starting one is so much fun. We have spent a lot of time, well days looking around the bonsai nursery selecting and reselecting trees to add to our trolley. If you have never been then… Read more »
Shohin bonsai are a size of bonsai which are around 20 cm or 8 inches in height and are larger than mame. They are a very popular size of bonsai more recently and easy to transport and usually displayed as part of a set of trees as opposed to as individuals. The overall actual dimensions… Read more »
If you are looking to buy a bonsai tree then here is a selection of bonsai trees of all species, shapes and sizes and budgets that are available from Lodder Bonsai BV in Holland. You can visit the nursery direct or buy from their online shop or attend one of their open days and the… Read more »
If you are looking to create a Japanese garden to set off your bonsai display or just to enhance your garden then take a look at some of the amazing garden trees that are available to buy or even start one off yourself. These are available from Lodder Bonsai BV in Holland and for more… Read more »
Mame is a term used to describe very small bonsai usually less than 10 centimetres or 4 inches in height and generally smaller than shohin. They are very cute due to the smallness of size but do require extra care given the size of pot to avoid drying out.
This year we again found some stunning bonsai to buy from Lodder bonsai to add to our collections. It is such a pleasure to spend time pursuing through a few thousand trees selecting ones that catch your eye.
Tropical bonsai is great if you want to have a bonsai tree inside as they are able to cope with living indoors due to needing higher temperatures year round. They are often lower in price than some of the other species of outdoor tree so worth considering if you are just starting out in the hobby.
During the Lodder Bonsai open weekend we were fortunate enough to spend time admiring the bonsai displays that were created by the bonsai association Sho Ryu Kai and meet Daan Giphart and Jos Corstjens, discussing Mame & Shohin.
A tribute to Arihato, who was an inspiration to all on bonsai, and here are a few examples of his amazing larch bonsai from the display at the Lodder Bonsai Open Weekend.