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39 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
Carmen's first apprentice check-in
Michael sits down with Carmen to talk about the first months of her apprenticeship. Carmen shares her experience surviving the “heat dome,” describes early summer work, and outlines goals for what she wants to accomplish and explore over the next three years.
41 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
Andrew and Jonas recommend three species for development as bonsai
Hosts Andrew Robson and Jonas Dupuich would like to see more diverse species developed as bonsai. Tune in to find out their top three recommendations.
90 minutes | Aug 28, 2021
Chat with Sergio Cuan
In this episode, host Andrew Robson talks with noted deciduous expert Sergio Cuan about one of their favorite topics: deciduous bonsai.
38 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
Bonsai Evaluation with Jonas and Andrew
How do we recognize excellence at bonsai exhibitions? In this episode, Jonas and Andrew discuss different approaches to evaluating bonsai as they prepare for the inaugural Pacific Bonsai Exposition in November, 2022.
76 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Chat with John Thompson
Oaks are a fantastic genus for training as bonsai, and John "JT" Thompson is an expert when it comes to oaks. In this episode, JT shares with Jonas the story of how he was introduced to bonsai in Japan, how he developed a love for oaks, and practical tips for how he trains oaks in his Northern California garden.
47 minutes | Jul 3, 2021
Andrew and Michael chat about chojubai
What are the best ways to grow, style, and propagate the dwarf flowering Japanese quince known as "chojubai"? In this episode, Andrew and Michael talk through their approach to the popular species.
76 minutes | May 20, 2021
This week the full team, John, Michael, Andrew, and Jonas chat about the tasks after repotting including maple and spruce pinching, pine decandling, choosing shade cloth, and that unending bonsai topic, fertilizing.
77 minutes | May 10, 2021
Chat with Cheryl McAlister
In this episode, Jonas and Cheryl McAlister, a painter and beginning bonsai student, talk about art, bonsai, and approaches to learning when we don't know what we don't know. Learn more about Cheryl at https://www.cherylmcalister.com.
62 minutes | Apr 10, 2021
Starting a Bonsai Garden: Rakuyo
Andrew chats with Jonas about building his bonsai garden, Rakuyo. Named for falling leaves or deciduous trees, Rakuyo will be a site for the development of and appreciation for deciduous bonsai.
59 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Planning a regional bonsai show
Andrew interviews Eric and Jonas about their plans to host a regional bonsai exhibit, the Pacific Bonsai Expo, in fall of 2022.
70 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
This week the team talks about all things repotting - soil media, timing, clues telling us when to repot, and aftercare.
72 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
Chat with Carmen Leskoviansky
Opening our series about women curators of public bonsai gardens, Michael and Jonas chat with Carmen Leskoviansky about the Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Michigan, upcoming apprenticeship with Michael, and her desire to open the bonsai door wider to women.
75 minutes | Dec 29, 2020
Chat with Kaya Mooney
Apprentice life has its ups and downs. Kaya Mooney, an apprentice with Keiichi Fujikawa at Kouka-en near Osaka, Japan, shares highlights with John and Jonas and explains what can make the sky purple for apprentices. Learn more about Kaya at https://www.instagram.com/moonlightbonsai
78 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
John talks to Jonas about his apprenticeship
This week Jonas sits down to chat with John about his apprenticeship with Michael at Crataegus Bonsai. Check out Crataegus at https://crataegus.com/.
80 minutes | Nov 15, 2020
Stories Behind The Little Book of Bonsai
This week Michael sits down with Jonas to discuss everything that goes into writing and publishing a bonsai book aimed at helping people start off on the right foot. 2D vs. 3D teaching, tips for bonsai photography, and long lines at Kokufu make appearances along the way.
105 minutes | Nov 8, 2020
Jonas and Michael chat about Michael's new book: Bonsai Heresy
This week Jonas sits down with Michael to discuss the science, tradition, and fantasy that inform his new book, Bonsai Heresy. It is a deep dive into the thought process, anguish, and joy of writing a book that undoes bonsai myths. You can purchase Bonsai Heresy at: https://stonelantern.com/
64 minutes | Oct 4, 2020
Chat with Adam Toth
Ever wonder what it's like to be a bonsai apprentice in Japan? This week Jonas speaks with Adam Toth, an apprentice with Taiga Urushibata at the Taisho-en bonsai garden in Shizuoka to learn about the experience. Join Adam as he shares anecdotes that convey the joys and challenges of apprentice life. Learn more about Adam at: https://www.instagram.com/adam.jp.bon
78 minutes | Sep 18, 2020
Chat with Eric Schrader
In this episode Jonas and John catch up with Eric Schrader and talk about growing trees, working with local natives and much more.
87 minutes | Sep 12, 2020
Chat with Bill Valavanis
This weekend would have been the US National Bonsai Exhibition, so to honor that event Michael and Jonas sit down with Bill Valavanis and talk about his years of experience. The 7th US National Bonsai Exhibition has been rescheduled for September 11-12, 2021. Please check their website for more details: https://www.usnationalbonsai.com
24 minutes | Sep 7, 2020
Bonus Episode: Andrew and Jonas chat about colanders
In this week's bonus episode, Andrew Robson calls Jonas Dupuich about using colanders for pre-bonsai. Enjoy their conversation and please forgive the poor audio quality.We are still working on the watering/fertilizing episode. Please send any questions you have on the topic to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30th, 2020
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