26 episodes

Plants, art, and experience wired to perfection. Join bonsai artists Jonas Dupuich, John Eads, Michael Hagedorn, and Andrew Robson for roundtable debates on hot button topics and interviews with bonsai luminaries. Connect with us at talk@bonsaiwirepodcast.com; learn more about our exemplary sponsors.

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    • Leisure
    • 4.9 • 54 Ratings

Plants, art, and experience wired to perfection. Join bonsai artists Jonas Dupuich, John Eads, Michael Hagedorn, and Andrew Robson for roundtable debates on hot button topics and interviews with bonsai luminaries. Connect with us at talk@bonsaiwirepodcast.com; learn more about our exemplary sponsors.

    U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Critique

    U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Critique

    Hosts Andrew Robson and Jonas Dupuich, joined by special guest Nao Tokutake, share their thoughts about ten special trees at the 2021 U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition.

    See photos of the trees discussed at: https://bonsaitonight.com/2021/09/24/u-s-national-exhibition-critique/

    • 56 min
    Carmen's first apprentice check-in

    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.

    • 39 min
    Andrew and Jonas recommend three species for development as bonsai

    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.

    • 41 min
    Chat with Sergio Cuan

    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.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Bonsai Evaluation with Jonas and Andrew

    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.

    • 38 min
    Chat with John Thompson

    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.

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Bonsai newbie ,

Great bonsai advice

I really enjoy this podcast. I recently purchased The Little Book of Bonsai and Bonsai Heresy. Similar to those books, this podcast is full of wonderful advice and engaging stories from experts like Jonas and Michael. I look forward to more episodes.

oomycete ,

A+

Extremely informative. Hearing the perspectives of multiple experts is so valuable. Maybe someday it could be a monthly episode??? :)

Chaz_In_OC ,

Grew up with bonsai

So lucky to have found this podcast. My dad is a Matsu sentei specialist in Southern California. Growing up with bonsai around the house and just now at 43, suddenly having an urge to tinker with these mysteries trees.
Love all the dialogue, explanation and telling of your processes. Grateful that it’s in English! Ha

Cheers!

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