Journal

Can’t Wait! Want My Bonsai Trees Grow Faster!

May 31st, 2011 | By
Can’t Wait! Want My Bonsai Trees Grow Faster!

As you may know, I have a piece of 10 x 10 square feet land and a rack in the bonsai workshop (for more, check out the post My Bonsai Land Update – What is the Black Cloth for? and More Bonsai Trees on My Rack). I am growing a few big trees that need thicker trunks and more branch in the ground and putting the rest of my trees on the rack…



Lingnan Penjing Show in Daliang China

May 24th, 2011 | By
Lingnan Penjing Show in Daliang China

With other committee members of Institute of Lingnan Penjing Hong Kong, I attended the Lingnan penjing (meaning: Southern bonsai) show which was hosted by 大良盆景協會 (literal translation: Daliang Penjing Association) earlier this month. It was amazing to see so many beautiful southern style penjing all put together in one place.



Lingnan Penjing – Introduced in South China Morning Post

Apr 27th, 2011 | By
Lingnan Penjing – Introduced in South China Morning Post

Check out this article in South China Morning Post which introduces penjing (bonsai in Chinese) and the resources available in Hong Kong for those who are interested in learning penjing in this bustling rambunctious, cramped city.



Chi Lin Nunnery – A Must-go for All Bonsai Lovers in Hong Kong

Apr 6th, 2011 | By
Chi Lin Nunnery – A Must-go for All Bonsai Lovers in Hong Kong

Every once a while, I receive emails from bonsai lovers or family / friends of some bonsai lovers asking me for suggestions of sightseeing location in Hong Kong. Of course, they are not expecting answers like Ocean Park or Times Square, but somewhere with trees and bonsai pots and accessories that can make bonsai lovers all happy and excited.



Bonsai Garden of 雅石盆景協會 (Rock Penjing Association)

Feb 1st, 2011 | By
Bonsai Garden of 雅石盆景協會 (Rock Penjing Association)

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to visit the remarkable bonsai garden of 雅石盆景協會 (literal translation: Rock Penjing Association) with Mr. Wong Chau Shing – the President of Institute of Lingnan Penjing and Mr. Liu Chuan Gang – the President of Hainan Penjing Association. The bonsai garden, itself, was a beautiful place that has
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2011 Bonsai Show List

Jan 25th, 2011 | By
2011 Bonsai Show List

It is the beginning of another year, and I have made a list of bonsai shows that will be held in 2011 (excluding bonsai shows in Japan) so for all bonsai lovers to mark their calendars and plan ahead. While this is a long list with most of the major bonsai shows listed, it is not fully comprehensive. To complete the list, I would need your help.



1st Institute of Lingnan Penjing Competition

Jan 13th, 2011 | By
1st Institute of Lingnan Penjing Competition

As a step to promote penjing (bonsai in Chinese) to the public and add some spice and fun for our club members, Institute of Lingnan Penjing, Hong Kong (香港嶺南盆景藝術學會) held its 1st internal competition on December 12, 2010 at its workshop in Yuen Long. Every penjing club member was requested to participate in the competition.



Opening Ceremony of 2010 Guangzhou International Bonsai Invitation Exhibition

Nov 30th, 2010 | By
Opening Ceremony of 2010 Guangzhou International Bonsai Invitation Exhibition

The 2010 Guangzhou International Bonsai Invitation Exhibition has just ended in the past weekend. This penjing exhibition, as one of the major cultural events during the Asian Games this year, took “Celebrating Guangzhou Asian Games, Promoting World Penjing Culture” as the theme, and invited many famous bonsai artists across the country and all over the world to exhibit their works.



2010 Guangzhou International Bonsai Invitation Exhibition

Sep 27th, 2010 | By
2010 Guangzhou International Bonsai Invitation Exhibition

Besides the 3-in-1 exhibition in Guangzhou, China in October, there is another big bonsai event in Guangzhou that is highly anticipated by many bonsai enthusiasts; it is the 2010 Guangzhou International Bonsai Invitation Exhibition (2010年广州国际盆景邀请展).



3-in-1 Exhibition in Guangzhou, Oct 2010

Sep 15th, 2010 | By
3-in-1 Exhibition in Guangzhou, Oct 2010

There will be a very interesting art exhibition of bonsai, suiseki, painting, and antique furniture during the golden week national holiday in Guangzhou, China next month. This is so tempting and it keeps luring me to go regardless of my overly packed schedule and the extremely unpleasant traffic and inevitable crowd during the country’s busiest travel season in the year. While I am still debating whether or not I should go, I know I should share what I have learned about this art exhibition with other bonsai, suiseki, and art lovers.