Posts Tagged: Niwaki

Bonsai hunting in the Netherlands

What a great weekend bonsai hunting so much to see and buy at the Lodder Bonsai Open Weekend with over 20 traders, exhibitions, displays and activities for all the family.

Traders @ our winter show

Thank you to our show sponsor John Pitt, and to all the traders who attended our show – it was great to have so much to see and buy. Also a big thank you to all those who bought something at the show, it was cracking to see you all there. If you were buying… Read more »

Niwaki raffle prize

A big thank you to Jake Hobson of Niwaki who is not only going to be a judge at our show and also a trader but also has kindly donated a Kanekoma Higonokami Japanese folding knife as a prize for our raffle at the Swindon Bonsai Winter Image Show. This knife is a traditional design from Kanekoma… Read more »

Lodder Bonsai and Hoka-en Bonsai studio shopping trip

It is always fun to go on a bonsai shopping trip and we were not disappointed on arrival at Lodder Bonsai near Harmelen in the Netherlands to find a new shipment of trees had just arrived plus the nursery as always was full of stunning bonsai trees of all species, shapes, styles and price ranges.

15% online discount @Hoka-En

If you need anything bonsai related throughout the month of February visit www.hoka-en.nl and get your 15% discount by using the code BONSAI2015.

Jake Hobson

We are pleased to announce this years judging line up at our winter show is going to be a little different, first off we’re thrilled to have Jake Hobson, garden tree specialist and author will be joining the judging panel. For those of you who don’t know him here is a bit of background. How… Read more »

Monkaburi (Welcome branch)

Monkaburi is the term used to describe trees with a branch leaning out over a pathway or gateway and this is also referred to as a welcome branch. These are common to see in Japan over doorways and entrances and this is something that can be built into your bonsai design on Pines in particular.

Encyclopedia of Conifers

Now this is a well awaited book totally dedicated to the world of Conifers, it is a superb compilation of every different conifer imaginable world wide. It was first published in 2012 (ISBN 9781907057151) and demonstrates a true dedication to horticulture and conifers by the authors Aris G. Auders and Derek P. Spicer.

The Art of Creative Pruning

If you are looking for cross over of knowledge this is an excellent book that provides details on techniques used in garden sized tree pruning which is also transferable to that of bonsai.