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:

Esty Shop: AllinoneCeramics

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Bonsai is in the Blood

Bonsai Blood

After quite a layoff I find myself back doing some more bonsai work.  Having two kids has restricted my time.  Ceramics has also taken over and I have put a great deal of work into making functional objects out of clay.  Please visit my online shop AllinOneCeramicsTW

Anyway, I recently went back to Australia for a visit.  It was there that I looked at some trees that I started to develop years ago.  I picked them out of mum's garden and started wiring and trimming them.  It was the first time in a long while.  I felt the blood rush once again and was absorbed into what I was doing.

On my return back to Taiwan a week later, I once again took my rusty tools out and began refining some of my trees.

These trees featured in earlier posts.

January 2019.  This tree is the one that I experimented with.  Below is the tree almost three years ago.  I repotted the tree today.  The roots are stable and healthy.

February 2016

The bottom branch.  

I think I might leave this little side branch for a while.  

This is one of my favorites.  Current picture Jan 2019

January 2014

January 2019

February 2016.  That small branch on the left of the tree become the main branch.  Always try and make your tree as small as you can.
I hope some of these pictures give you an idea of how to think about your young trees and what plans you can have in store.  This part of bonsai becomes the creative side.  That part is the most fun and enjoyable, at least for me.  It's a slow process but I'm in no rush.  

Take care out there!


1 comment:

  1. This post caught me by surprise! Those trunks are thickening up nicely, but I can really see that it's a slow process!