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Plants, art, and experience wired to perfection. Join bonsai artists Jonas Dupuich, John Eads, Michael Hagedorn, Andrew Robson, and Carmen Leskoviansky for roundtable debates on hot button topics and interviews with bonsai luminaries. Connect with us at; learn more about our exemplary sponsors.
58 Episodes
Jonas and Eric talk about common mistakes juniper growers make and what you can do instead.Juniper eCourse
The submission period for the 2024 Expo has closed and Eric and Jonas discuss next steps with a focus on the Expo's goals for the jury and judging processes.
Host Jonas talks with Eric Schrader about what's been going on behind the scenes in preparation for this year's Pacific Bonsai Expo.Pacific Bonsai Expo images on Flickr:
John and Michael sit down over some tea and discuss some of the benefits of empowering hobbyists to grow and develop trees from scratch in their back yards with the oversight of the professional community. Happy Holidays from all of us a the Bonsai Wire!
Jonas talks with Nathan Bill, Jesse Gilbertson, and Tim Hutson about next year's Bonsai Central, an ambitious bonsai convention hosted by the Bonsai Society of Greater St. Louis. Links:- Convention website- Registration- Submit a tree to the exhibit
Jonas speaks with UK bonsai artist Corin Tomlinson of Greenwood Bonsai Studio about growing up with bonsai, the UK bonsai scene, and building a life and business around bonsai.Corin was in the US as a headliner for the 8th US National Bonsai Exhibition. The two caught up in Bill Valavanis' backyard on a beautiful day following the exhibition.Visit Corin's YouTube channel and website.Image courtesy Greenwood Bonsai Studio
Jonas interviews attendees at the 8th US National Bonsai Exhibition.
Chat with Dylan Ferreira

Chat with Dylan Ferreira


In this episode, Jonas catches up with Dylan Ferreira. Dylan runs Cedar Rose Bonsai & Specialty Nursery in Placerville, California where he grows pre-bonsai and material for accent plants.Contact Dylan about plant availability at 707-217-8314 or
Shade Cloth

Shade Cloth


Hosts Carmen Leskoviansky and Michael Hagedorn talk about the benefits of shade cloth - the number one ally for keeping trees healthy in warm weather.
Chat with Martin Walters

Chat with Martin Walters


In this episode, Jonas chats with Martin Walters about the New Zealand bonsai scene, working with New Zealand native species, and his club, Kenzo Bonsai.New Zealand natives mentioned in this episode:KauriTotaraPohutukawaIG: @nz_bonsai_martinFB: Martin Walters Bonsai
Having spent years making bonsai pots, host Michael Hagedorn shares his perspective on the containers in which we grow our trees.
Enthusiasm for bonsai is what shines through when host Jonas Dupuich talks with Cesar Ordoñez of CenCal Bonsai. Cesar talks about keeping trees alive in the Central California Valley and shares his story of getting started with bonsai by learning from different teachers across the state.Note: this episode contains spicy language.Follow Cesar at:
Host Jonas Dupuich talks with Bob Pressler of Kimura Bonsai Nursery and Michael Roberts, president of the Golden State Bonsai Federation, about bonsai in California, bringing in teachers from around the world, the need for developing bonsai teachers, and the upcoming GSBF Bonsai Rendezvous.Image: Japanese black pine at the Kimura Bonsai Nursery
Grafting natives

Grafting natives


In this mini episode recorded last fall, hosts Jonas and Andrew discuss the pros and cons of grafting exotic foliage on native conifers.
Host Jonas Dupuich chats with Eric Schrader about the best ways to teach how to grow pines from scratch.Eric's new course about growing shohin black pine from seed is available at
At long last - we're back! Our publishing schedule isn't fully back to normal yet but we'd like to share a few episodes we recorded last fall while we gear up for what's next.In this episode, Sam and Addison talk tell us how they progressed so rapidly in bonsai both in their studies and in the organizations that they help run, respectively, the Bonsai Society of San Francisco and East Bay Bonsai Society.(Photo: Coast redwood by Sam Tan as exhibited at the Pacific Bonsai Expo; image by Aki Yam...
Pacific Bonsai Expo recap

Pacific Bonsai Expo recap


Andrew Robson discusses the Pacific Bonsai Expo with organizers Jonas Dupuich and Eric Schrader.
Co-hosts Andrew and Jonas review their top 7 tips for preparing trees for exhibit.
Co-hosts Andrew and Jonas chat about one of their favorite pastimes - visiting bonsai exhibitions.
Andrew and Jonas chat about keeping bonsai happy during heat spells.