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Joshua Roth Tools
In this episode of Asymmetry, Ryan Neil is joined by Ken Carlson, the owner of Joshua Roth bonsai tools. As a testament to the quality, Joshua Roth tools have stood the test of time as effective, durable, and professional-grade tools that have an immense influence on bonsai cultivation. They discuss Ken's history in tools, the New Talent competition, and their previous collaboration for the Artisans Cup.
To shop our selection of Joshua Roth bonsai tools, check out our webstore at https://goods.bonsaimirai.com
In this episode of Asymmetry, Ryan Neil is remotely joined by Gil Marriner, a retired international pilot as well as a dedicated bonsai practitioner. They converse about what it takes to maintain a bonsai garden while juggling the schedule and responsibilities of a commercial pilot.
In this episode of Asymmetry, Ryan Neil is proud to announce a new Mirai Live educator and Australian bonsai professional Hugh Grant. As the founder and creative force behind Tree Makers Bonsai, Hugh teaches outstanding technical and aesthetically driven bonsai concepts with reference to native Australian species. As a long-time friend of Bonsai Mirai, Hugh joins us to share his unparalleled understanding on Australian bonsai culture that is soon to come to Mirai Live.
To learn more about Hugh Grant and Tree Makers Bonsai go to https://www.treemakers.net/
The Beginner Series
In this episode of Asymmetry, Mirai team members Josh and Eve catch up with Ryan for a nostalgic review of the creation of the beginner series. Josh emphasized his bonsai journey has only begun, while Eve is soon to take on her first attempt in the coming weeks. Conversations are shared of childhood toys, fantastical interests, interpretations of nature, and species to use as bonsai subjects.
To watch the beginner series, click here.
Field Growing with Randy Night
In this episode of Asymmetry, Ryan is joined by one of the most prolific providers of bonsai material in the northwest United States, Randy Knight. After working on a series of strong-based deciduous trees at Mirai, we recognize the profound resource of Randy's field growing operation experience. As familiar friends, the two discuss noteworthy insight on growing deciduous material, sapling cultivation, and catch up with one another since the New Year.
The Trophy: Luke and Christian
In this episode of Asymmetry, Ryan Neil makes a long distance call to speak with Luc and Christian, both members of the bonsai association of Belgium, to discuss the annual bonsai Trophy. As a pillar of influence for European and North American bonsai, the Trophy is a massive exhibition. Understand what it takes to run this type of exhibition, how it came to be, and where it will go in the years to come.
To see more about the Bonsai Trophy and the Bonsai Association of Belgium, check out their website at: https://bonsaiassociation.be/trophy/
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Favorite podcast by far. Thank you for adding so much value to the time I spend commuting! Sean
Look forward to each and every podcast. Great stuff.
Asymmetry is on the cutting edge of bonsai, merging both the artistic and scientific elements of bonsai. I’ve learned so much already... can’t wait for more episodes! Bonsai Mirai is the best!