Ellie M. Hill Bonsai Terrace

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Bonsai: the Art of Longevity

“Bonsai can be almost anything that gets woody. I have a student that has a poison ivy bonsai but, no, I do not recommend that.” Sound advice from Michael Hagedorn, bonsai expert and consultant to Portland Japanese Garden. Hagedorn laughed as he answered light-hearted questions by curious onlookers – while trimming the spring shoots off

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American Bonsai: The Unbridled Art of Ryan Neil

From the Archives: This post was originally featured in the May 2016 edition of The Garden Path magazine. “It’s bonsai. As in ‘bone’ and ‘sigh.’” But, artist Ryan Neil said he’s loosened up over the years on the issue of pronunciation. “Bonsai” is a Japanese word, but the context for cultivating trees in shallow containers originated