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A bonsai based podcast from Melbourne, Australia by Scott Martin from Bonsai Matsu. A diverse, informative and thorough podcast for everyone that loves bonsai! If you enjoy the podcast then become a podcast supporter, it's greatly appreciated. https://www.buzzsprout.com/263290/support

Bonsai Stuff Bonsai Matsu - Scott Martin

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 45 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! If you enjoy the podcast then become a podcast supporter, it's greatly appreciated. https://www.buzzsprout.com/263290/support

    Season 6 Episode 22 - Beauty is a Perspective, Was the Cut Correct and Speeding Up

    Season 6 Episode 22 - Beauty is a Perspective, Was the Cut Correct and Speeding Up

    Beauty is such an individual thing and it's fantastic that we all see beauty differently. Imagine how boring it would be if we all thought the same way?? But care and respect needs to be shown as well as some special bonsai love. I chat about a recent post that created a lot of discussion. When you are looking at a serious removal of a part of your bonsai, it's important to reassure yourself it was the correct thing to do and you should also allow yourself time to get quicker when working on ...

    • 38 min
    Season 6 Episode 21 - Bonsai Height Reduction, Plan Variation and Soil Mix Expectations

    Season 6 Episode 21 - Bonsai Height Reduction, Plan Variation and Soil Mix Expectations

    The impact of the trunk on a bonsai cannot be underestimated and there are things we can do to make them appear more powerful or dynamic. In this podcast I'm talking about height reduction. There are two techniques I use and I discuss the factors you need to consider when using either of them. All of our bonsai have a plan and sometimes they do not develop as per the plan. So I've come up with a 'Plan Variation Agreement'. And if you're planning on changing your soil mix then you need t...

    • 43 min
    Season 6 Episode 20 - Creating a Second Problem, A Bending Technique, Azalea Flower Removal

    Season 6 Episode 20 - Creating a Second Problem, A Bending Technique, Azalea Flower Removal

    When you are working with a living form, that changes and grows, sometimes fixing one problem can create a second problem. Having the foresight to pick this up before taking irreversible action can be difficult. Ever heard the saying check twice, cut once? And I discuss a bending technique that I use quite a lot especially at this time of the year. Azaleas are a beautiful bonsai species and I chat about flower removal, when, why and the process I go through.Support the Show.Become a podcast s...

    • 41 min
    Season 6 Episode 19 - My Checklist for Working Pines and End of Autumn Watering

    Season 6 Episode 19 - My Checklist for Working Pines and End of Autumn Watering

    While this podcast grew from my current work on a large number of pines, it applies to all work you do on your bonsai regardless of the species. I have made a checklist of things to look out for, how to do certain tasks as well as a mindset I use when working on my pines in this late Autumn/early winter period. And watering at this time of the year can be very tricky so I let you know what I am doing and what to look out for.Support the Show.Become a podcast supporter and show the Bonsai Love...

    • 47 min
    Season 6 Episode 18 - Setting up Stock for the Future, The Mundane and Building on Mishaps

    Season 6 Episode 18 - Setting up Stock for the Future, The Mundane and Building on Mishaps

    There is one major consideration you must take when working on young stock for the future. I chat about my approach and offer a few tips to make it a little easier in the long run. Also bonsai isn't always about world class trees being on display, most times it's the mundane tasks we must undertake that really make the difference. Things can and do go wrong and it's what you do with at these times that can make a massive difference to the future of your bonsai and your enjoyment.Support...

    • 27 min
    Season 6 Episode 17 - Annual Olive Bonsai Dig, Now Better Than Never, Things to Watch for Now

    Season 6 Episode 17 - Annual Olive Bonsai Dig, Now Better Than Never, Things to Watch for Now

    So an idea has grown into reality with the first Annual Olive Bonsai dig hosted by the South Australian Bonsai Society and all the details are in this podcast. What it is, how you can get involved and when. Get your hands on some true, legal Yamadori!If you are interested then you must register your interest via email - secretary.sabonsai@gmail.comAlso, I think it's never too late to start something with your bonsai. Now is much better than never. Things to watch out for right now around your...

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Winstonious ,

Amazing

One of the best out there.

ziggyjackson ,

Found my mojo

The best podcast for bonsai lovers there is .Personal ,professional and inspirational . Thanks for all your time that goes into producing this .

RawWingChunMing ,

Awesome

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

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