32 episodes

A bonsai based podcast from Melbourne, Australia by Scott Martin from Bonsai Matsu. A diverse, informative and thorough podcast for everyone that loves bonsai!

Bonsai Stuff Bonsai Matsu - Scott Martin

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

A bonsai based podcast from Melbourne, Australia by Scott Martin from Bonsai Matsu. A diverse, informative and thorough podcast for everyone that loves bonsai!

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Autumn Work around the yard, Being in the Moment and Beauty in the Detail

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Autumn Work around the yard, Being in the Moment and Beauty in the Detail

    Autumn is a busy time, with work commencing on Japanese Black Pines and a clean up on deciduous species as well as maintenance work around the yard. It's very easy to get too busy and lose sight of what you enjoy about bonsai. This podcast reminds you to find beauty in the detail and it's the small things that make the biggest difference. 
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    • 38 min
    Season 4 Episode 1 - Priorities in Bonsai, The Summer Review and Natives as Bonsai

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Priorities in Bonsai, The Summer Review and Natives as Bonsai

    Summer has come and gone and Autumn has just started. This is the first podcast for 2022 and I discuss priorities in bonsai. Priority is health, not the design process. When we get busy, focus on the bonsai! Also as Summer comes to conclusion I conduct a review of my practices and whether I have done the right thing. Where have I passed but more importantly where have I failed. What needs to change?

    What is the Australian Bonsai Style? Does it exist? And why should we use natives for bonsai, will this mean not keeping exotics? It's an interesting point that should be considered by all bonsai lovers. 

    It's great to be back and 2022 is going to be a brilliant bonsai year. Enjoy the podcast.
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    • 52 min
    Season 3 Episode 9 - My Two Greatest Learning Points for Great Bonsai

    Season 3 Episode 9 - My Two Greatest Learning Points for Great Bonsai

    In this episode I let you in a what I think are the two most important learning points are that I've had in developing great bonsai. Also a yearly wrap up review on my thoughts on bonsai in 2021. This year has taught me to think about what matters to me, and bonsai is more important than ever. 
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    • 47 min
    Season 3 Episode 8 - Developing a Plan, finding beauty in Bonsai and harnessing the Spring growth burst

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Developing a Plan, finding beauty in Bonsai and harnessing the Spring growth burst

    Coming towards the end of Spring here in Melbourne, Australia and how best to harness the initial burst of new growth prompted me to focus on the goals I had set for every single one of my bonsai and to not just automatically start tearing into them and pruning wildly. In this podcast I discuss my focus and how I use this to set a bonsai plan for development. I also discuss beauty in bonsai and where we find it. Having a plan to develop the best bonsai in the world is a good start for any bonsai!
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    • 47 min
    Season 3 Episode 7 - What if it's Wrong?

    Season 3 Episode 7 - What if it's Wrong?

    Spring is definitely in the air and our bonsai are loving it! In this podcast I discuss the fear or hesitation of exactly what to do and what the impact of procrastination is on your bonsai. Remember, doing something is far better than doing nothing! I also discuss fertilising approaches to bonsai at different stages and most importantly the correct application of good techniques while always keeping your bonsai's health as your primary focus. There's always lots to do with bonsai in Spring and one of the most important is watering. I chat about a technique I called particle loading which sould be interesting. Enjoy and happy bonsai!
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    • 41 min
    Season 3 Episode 6 - Don't Leave for Tomorrow What you Should Do Today!

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Don't Leave for Tomorrow What you Should Do Today!

    I've been thinking a lot lately about bonsai development as I come to the end of my main repotting season. Primarily about how the development of bonsai happens best when they are the strongest and that their strength comes from their roots. So my focus for the last two months has been on ensuring I do the very best I can to ensure my bonsai reach the next stage in their development. In this podcast I go through some of the lessons I've learnt over time and some that I'm still learning. I also chat about 'Forced Resdesigns' and how you can manage that and yourself through the process. I hope you enjoy and Happy Bonsai!!
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

RawWingChunMing ,

Awesome

Really nice chilled podcast with lots of good info. Thanks so much!

taldjhhd ,

Love this!

Keen to hear more, learning so much! Please keep them coming

sjmart001@ ,

Wanting more

Listened to all episodes but wanting more. Very informative and pitched perfectly, keep them coming.

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