Welcome to All in One Bonsa

Bitten by the Bug


Welcome to All in One Bonsai...a blog that aims to remind me of what I have forgotten. Over the years I have been finding out as much as I can about the art of bonsai. I hope the information in this blog will shed some light to the beginning bonsai enthusiast out there.


I saw some bonsai trees at a corner market one night in Taipei and asked the guy if he was willing to teach me how to create these miniature trees. He directed me to a night school where all the instruction was in Chinese. My Chinese ability is very ordinary at the least so although I was learning bits and pieces, I really wasn't getting all I wanted from the course. The best parts were when the teacher would start pruning a beautiful tree or when he showed us how to repot a bonsai. The mystery was still out there but my interest wasn't waning, if anything it fueled my motivation to find out more. And so I did.


Let the adventure begin...


Recently I have discovered the joy of pottery. Bonsai and pottery are close friends so it was only a matter of time before I was introduced to her. Welcome to All in One Bonsai...and pottery.


Feel free to visit my site where you can purchase some of my handmade pottery. Quite a few pieces have been wood fired as it is the prefered method here in Taiwan:


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Thursday, 7 August 2014

Bonsai Nurseries in Taiwan

An old Favourite 

It's nearing the end of Summer here in Taiwan but the temperatures remain hot.  My summer vacation is also coming to a close so I jumped at the chance to visit one of my favourite bonsai nurseries in Taiwan.  The simple fact that it is so large, neat and full of cheap bonsai stock are the reasons I like it so much.  The people working there are also friendly and willing to discuss growing techniques provided you drink their tea!  The owners grow all their trees in a huge area of land and develop each and every tree.  I always buy some to add to my collection.  Please enjoy some photos.  


You can buy trees in different stages of development.

The majority of trees for sale are Junipers, Pine, Ficus, Boxwood, and Cherry.

Take your pick!

Some larger trees are also scattered throughout the yard.

A small forest.

Cascading junipers trees - planted with a small rock in each pot.

A few of the older, more developed trees.

Our next stop was an hour away at a small nursery that import Japanese trees and sell them to wealthy Taiwanese customers.  
Great shari!



Rows of shohin juniper bonsai.



A gnarly old trunk!

The trunk has been developed - now let the foliage grow!

Tree art.

I really liked this literati style pine.  The bark was great!

The next five pictures are of shohin bonsai - all Japanese Junipers.






A nice forest planting.

This particular tree was purchased from Kimura's nursery - the famous Japanese bonsai artist.

I love the trunk.


A nice maple tree.
My artistic shot of moss growing on the wooden benches.

A solid fellow.

This particular tree has never been wired.  It has been shaped only by pruning branches over many years.

Stable.

Another nice maple.

An old azalea tree.

Hope you enjoyed these pictures.  Whenever I visit other bonsai nurseries around Taiwan I will post pictures for all bonsai enthusiasts out there around the world.

Please visit my online pottery shop at Etsy - AllinOneCeramicsTW for handmade ceramic pieces.

2 comments:

  1. I'm glad to be catching up again on your posts, Marcus after a couple of months away! Good to see you're back in the heartland of your home town exploring that fantastic bonsai nursery. You've got a nice steady camera hand too, judging by the clarity of the shots. Do you have a favourite type of tree? Seems to be a wide variety of types you photograph: I wondered what your personal favourites might be...

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  2. Hi! Can i know the bonsai nurseries address you posted in the blog?? Thanks.

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