PSBA 2021 Margaret Holton Winter Silhouette Show_Photo Album (Book Format) (fliphtml5.com)
Today is the start of the 2020 NW Flower and Garden Festival. This year I decided to create a bonsai garden that is unique and far fetched from your traditional bonsai garden. During our this whole process I’ve been working with the show organizers and submitting all the requirements they need to get this garden … More The Zen of Furiosa – Garden Description Lost in Translation
Just want to share these before and after photos of some the trees I have currently on display at the NW Flower and Garden Show in Seattle. Please click on the photos to see the caption on when the before photos were taken. The show will go on until Sunday February 11, 2018.
One step closer to a gargantuan task. I have a book cover before the book is ready. I’m a visual artist at heart therefore having a book cover for my upcoming book makes it closer to reality for me. I now have a much deeper appreciation for anyone who have written or in the process of writing … More Wisdom Tree for the Digital Eden
I’m compelled to write about the subject of TIME because of a couple of incidents that happened this week. It’s 4:46 AM in the morning and I’ve been awake since 2:50 this morning. My original plan is to continue writing my book and hopefully finish my manuscript ready for editing. I sit here typing away … More Time Illusion
It’s the day after thanksgiving in America. Also famously known as “Black Friday” here. While many Americans go to shopping centers and big box stores to get the best deal on that electronic item or a fuzzy toy marked down so low that they are willing to camp in front of the store to be first … More Bonsai Misunderstood
Today is Sunday and it’s usually a good day for me to do something creative or just take a break from work. Work have been very busy and despite of being a Sunday, there’s always work for me to do and should be doing but decided I want to take some quick photos of my … More Where did the Thyme Go?
When I was working for a company, I found ways to incorporate my hobby into my work place. In the spring, I would bring my bonsai to work to display at my desk. Co workers would come by and admire it. I even found a way to do a class at work with the guise of relieving … More 5 Reasons BONSAI will benefit your HEALTH
I confess, yesterday we went to a 5:30pm Saturday evening mass and while sitting at church relaxed (maybe too relaxed) trying to be mindful of what is going on, my mind wanders and started thinking about my massive lilac tree. It was a beautiful sunny November day yesterday and had a chance to work in … More Bonsai is Addicting and It’s Good For You
If you Google “boinsane”, it will respond “Do you mean: bo insane”. The top search brings up Tae Bo Insane Abs DVD video of Billy Blanks. Billy Blanks is a martial arts dude turned fitness guru. This means that I maybe the first to use this word to describe a bonsai enthusiast that have become insane or on … More Bonsai+Insane = Boinsane or Bonsane
Aging is something we will all go through. Rather than fighting and denying it, accept it and do it gracefully. The choice is yours, do you want to age like a fine wine or a sour vinegar? Why do I bring this up? 3 reasons: 1) The title of this post reminded me of aging … More Seeing Double
Here’s a maple that was collected from a landscape job in January 2016. The owner pruned it very badly. They want to get rid of it and I salvaged it. I put it in bonsai soil 2017 and fertilized it heavily. Last fall I cut major branches and did some carving to start the bonsai shape. I recently … More Maple Under Construction
Lesson of Hope from Bonsai. … More Leaf Forward – A Lesson of Hope from Bonsai
Going through my WordPress draft, I found this entry that I never posted. This was part of my account when I went on a collecting trip with friend Ryan Huston, fellow blogger and part of Puget Sound Bonsai Association RY2TREE2. I was using my phone to record the entry below at the time: “Finally fulfilled one of … More Collecting Trip
Happy New Year everyone! One last post for 2017. In reviewing my bonsai activities of 2017, I started my this year with a small display at the NW Flower Garden Show with a few bonsais. Then followed by helping our local club set up the Spring Show. Followed by a couple of attempts to do … More Why Bonsai will Matter More in 2018