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Bonsai Store – New Hollywood LocationBonsai Store Hollywood - Ft Lauderdle

Bonsai Store located right in downtown Hollywood, we have created an amazing space to create an appreciate bonsai.  Best Bonsai welcome all bonsai enthusiasts to check out our current collection of Bonsai.  We are always here working on new projects and creating new artwork.  If you have any questions regarding our current inventory, call Jason any time at 786-385-3218.  Custom orders, rentals for events, demonstrations and classes available by me personally.

Jason Moorehead is South Florida’s premium Bonsai specialist.  Visual Artist in the medium of Bonsai, Tokenomo, and kakejiku.  Studying bonsai for 15 years and the C0-Owner of Best Bonsai, Inc.

 

Archive of Bonsai Trees Sold

Bonsai Trees Sold

Archive of Bonsai Trees Sold

These are just a handful of Complete specimen Bonsai Trees sold to our clients in the past so you can see the quality material we have put out for 4 years now.  You also see the progression of us as artists.

Some of our Recent Bonsai Tree Inventory

 

Ficus Bonsai

 

 

 

Bonsai Ficus with aerial roots which give the tree a very old look.  This Bonsai Fig Tree is at least 15 years old and Stands 28″ tall.  Comes complete in a 12″ handmade ceramic bonsai soil, drainage mesh, and slow release fertilizer.

Ficus Bonsai Tree – 20 Year Old Tiger Bark Ficus

Ficus Bonsai

This is an amazing example of a Ficus Bonsai tree.  Trained in pot for 20 years from pre bonsai to a 6″ pot.  Eventually moved to a 10″ then a 12″.  Developed stu.nning Aerial Roots over the years.  We are very proud of this piece by artist James Moho

12 Year Old Tiger Bark Ficus Bonsai Tree

Ficus Bonsai

     

 

 

 

This Tiger Bark Ficus Bonsai was hand potted and trained by Artist Nandi.  This is a one of a kind living piece of art that can be enjoyed for only $120,

 

Tiger Bark Ficus Bonsai Tree – 12 Years Old

Bonsai Trees Sold

 

 

 

Impressive 10 year old Bonsai Tree. This specimen is a Tiger Bark Ficus bonsai with impressive areal roots and wide trunk.  This is one of the most trainable Bonsai I have ever come across.

Japanese Elm Bonsai Forest – 5 Tree Group Planting

Japanese Elm Forest

 

 
 
 

 

 

Bonsai Tree Forest, five tree Japanese Elm Group Planting.  Complete in forest tray, custom made unglazed ceramic bonsai pot designed specifically for Bonsai forest arrangements.  Complete with premium bonsai soil blend, our mix of lava rock, Akadama, Turface, Pine Bark, and Perlite.
 
 

Medium Ficus Bonsai

Favorite Bonsai Yet – Tiger Bark Ficus

My Favorite Bonsai

My Favorite Bonsai so far is this Tiger Bark Ficus.  I am surprised I still have this tree.   I have developed this tree to the point that I am thinking about keeping it for a few years.

My Favorite Bonsai
Most Recent picture taken 3/21/2017. This is my favorite bonsai yet

I made a vow that I would never get attached to a bonsai tree. None if these bonsai are “mine”.  Meaning I try and keep a Zen state of mind regarding Bonsai. Let the water flow through the hose. If I try to grab on to it or look at it like it is mine i clog the flow. Everything is to be shared. Still some I hold on to for years. I work them to a certain point then let so e one else enjoy it. I believe this mentality to be crucial.  Also allows me to see better art every year. In this case, I am getting this tree so far I want to bring it to another level.  I will probably keep it available 2 more weeks.  Last chance friends then I am going to work it a few more years. 

 

Ficus Retusa Bonsai

 

Tiger Bark Ficus Bonsai

 

Spring Maintenance of My Bonsai Trees

Spring Maintence on Bonsai

Spring Maintenance of My Bonsai Trees

As Spring rolls in, my Bonsai Collection is exploding with new growth.  Time for Spring Maintenance.  This is a busy time, I am non-stop trimming back the new growth coming in.  On my Ficus Bonsai I use this as an opportunity to top off each tip of new growth.  TriSpring Maintenance on Bonsaimming these tips at strategic angles reduces the leaf size and keeps the foliage in dense 4×4 clusters.

I also introduced a once to twice a week regimen of adding natural fish fertilizer – 6-1-1 and SuperThrive.  These are mixed into the watering can and applied while watering the Bonsai Trees.

 

Gardening Concepts

Bonsai Concepts

Gardening Concepts

For example…. the Gardening Concepts that are fundamental to bonsai are conservation, balance and beauty.   Since, SUPERthrive is one of my favorite products I wanted to include this quote.

“My whole idea is to try to leave the world better for wherever I touch it”

-Dr. John A. A. Thomson – Inventor of SUPERthrive 1940 World’s Fair Gold Metal winner.

On the bottle you find this quote.  While reading it, I realized that that is really my basic concept.  With Bonsai, every branch wire; leaf I trim it’s with the intention of making it look better or grow in correctly.

Gardening Concepts – Bonsai Fundamentals

I have learned life lessons from the art of bonsai.  Thanks to these lessons… I had a epiphany one day while working on my bonsai trees.   Growing as a human being and learning day by day.  Can be similar to the way I observer what my bonsai need and make slight adjustments.  When things don’t play out the way I want them to in my my life I take a step back and think about what I have been doing or not doing.  This allows me to make small adjustments that make a big differences.

In any kind of horticulture the we figure out if a pest, disease, or nutrient deficient is effecting the tree negatively we must identify the problem and make the appropriate correction.   I now use this technique regularly in my everyday life.  Is very effective, when things are not going the way I want. I take a step back and figure out what I need to do to achieve the goals or overcome the obstacles I am facing.

Bonsai Progression – Japanese Elm

Japanese Elm Bonsai Air Layer

BonsBonsai Progression ai Progression – Japanese Elm Over Years

Bonsai Progression, this is kind of a funny thing because originally I styled the tree and never noticed the horrendous reverse tapper.  Just under the middle of the trunk: on the first twist of the trunk it’s thicker than the base of the trunk.  So I began chopping the trunk strategically.  That allowed for more cambium to reach the outer layers of the bark thickening the next ring of the trunk gradually this helped but because the trunk had such a severe reverse taper I had to ultimately air layer the bottom of the trunk to create thick aerial roots fused to the trunk with very thick Nebari.  This will allow for proper taper from the base to the top of the trunk.  I will be posting the final picture in about two weeks.  The air layer

Bonsai Progression
Air layering the base of my Japanese Elm Bonsai. This will thicken the trunk and create proper taper.

is very close to being complete, been going about a month now.

 

 

 

 

Current Pictures 05/20/17

Japanese Elm Bonsai

 

Bonsai Sunrise

Bonsai Concepts

Bonsai Sunrise

 

Beautiful morning working on my bonsai trees and meditating.

Bonsai Sunrise This morning I was reflecting on what a positive effect the art of bonsai has on my life.  Just thirty minutes in the morning working on a few specimen changes my whole day.  By reflecting on the nature of reality and how to act in harmony with nature and maintain that vibration throughout my daily activities and tasks.   This Bonsai Sunrise made room for the noise of the day and allows for me to reflect on it from a completely different perspective.  Staying aware of my consciousness has become a priority  for my spiritual evolution.  There are many gateways I use to find that harmony, ie… Meditation, Yoga, or even Plant Teachers. However bonsai is the only one for me so far that I also find a creative outlet in.

There is more to learn about bonsai than one could be taught in a life time.  A person can take the art as far as the individual wants… there is no limit to the dedication a person can devote to this ancient art.

 

 

 

 

 

The hobby of growing and caring for Bonsai is quickly becoming a passion for many people, and the popularity in the west is growing rapidly.  Bonsai trees are not only an attractive conversation piece but also benefit your health in allot of ways.

  • Bonsai is proven to be a stress reliever
  •  Some studies have shown that individuals who work with nature regularly are statistically more peaceful.
  •  Bonsai trees need you to take care of them.  this includes watering, trimming new growth, as well as maintaining a healthy nutrient balance. Caring for your tree will      inevitably teach patience
  • Indoor plants, bonsai included; can purify and help clean the air indoors such as your office or home.
  • Successfully growing your bonsai and training the tree will usually leave you with a great sense of achievement or accomplishment.                                                                                                                                                      Studies show that this releases certain endorphin’s in the brain which are very good for your mental and physical health.

 

 

 

 

Bonsai Japanese Art of Miniature Trees

Bonsai Japanese Art of Miniature Trees

Bonsai Japanese Art.  The Japanese culture includes a lot of appreciation of nature also allot of emphasis is placed on polite towards others. That politeness and the nature appreciation reflected in its language many beautiful words cannot be translated to English.

“Yuugen” can be described as the awareness of the universe which triggers emotional responses that are too mysterious and deep for words.
“Monoaware” is “the pathos of things.” It is the awareness of the impermanence of all things and the gentle sadness and wistfulness at their passing. Bonsai reminds us of this. Life is transient, our delicate living pieces of artwork remind us of this

Bonsai Japanese Art

Serissa Bonsai – Bad rep?

Serissa Bonsai Trees – Bad Rep?

Serissa bonsai trees have got allot of bad feed back lately.  Allot of this feed back is giving one of my personal favorite bonsai trees a bad rep.  Now is the Serissa my recommendation for a first bonsai tree?  Certainly not, there are many more forgiving trees out there for the newcomer.  However for any one with even a little experience caring for bonsai trees, they would be missing out to not have at least one of these beautiful trees in their collection.

One thing I’ve noticed about the notorious Serissa bonsai is they react almost immediately to stress or improper care.   Now even  though I feel my stomach twist into a knot when I see the leaves wilting on one of my valuable Serissa trees, it lets me know the tree is not happy.  This gives me an opportunity to make an adjustment.  Where as the root system of a Shimpaku Juniper could be completely dead, without any noticeable changes to the leafs or the appearance of the tree.

Serissa Bonsai
Serissa Bonsai Forrest. Group Planting

Remember, every tree is different as are it’s needs for light, water, and fertilization.  Always observe care instructions specific to the species of tree you are caring for.

Japanese Elm Bonsai Tree – Best-Bonsai Tree of the Month

Japanese Elm bonsai

Japanese Elm Bonsai TreeJapanese Elm bonsai tree

Japanese Elm Bonsai Tree.  Zelkova is one of my favorite species to work with.  The Japanese Elm or Zelkova is one of the most popular bonsai tree varieties, for a number of reasons.  Japanese Elm (Zelkova Serrata) is a deciduous tree that is native to Japan, eastern China and Taiwan.  Definitely well known for its grayish bark, small green leaves as that makes it an amazing bonsai specimen to work with.  The trees strong resistance to common bonsai pests and diseases is an added plus.

Trimming  Japanese Elm Bonsai Trees

I prefer to trim Elms very vigorously. If not trimmed on a very regular basis the leaves will quickly turn into long shoots with very big leaves.  However when you trim back these shoots of new growth down to two or three set’s of leaves.  This will allow the tree to develop proper twigging and ramification.

Developing a regular watering schedule is essential to keeping and caring for bonsai.  Allowing the Elm Bonsai to dry out between watering will prevent root rot.  Root rot is the number one killer for people who are just starting bonsai.  When watering a bonsai tree full saturation is the key.  A common mistake beginners make is to not use enough water resulting in the bottom half of the soil and roots drying out.  So when you water make sure you do so fully.  A good rule of thumb water until excess water drains out of the mesh on the bottom of the pot.

Elm Bonsai Trees can be kept inside for short periods of time but need a spot that gets consistent sunlight.  Even still these are outdoor trees for the most part.  With proper trimming, a little wiring, attention; but most importantly patience your bonsai can reach a class of it’s own.  Often scene in showcases and competitions are Japanese Elms (Zelkova’s), Cork Elm, Grey English Elm.

Common Chinese Elm Bonsai Mallsai

Often Chinese Elm are the common S shaped massed produced (mallsai) Mass produced bonsai like the ones you see at Walmart and Target.  They usually are not even planted in soil, have rocks glued on to the top and die within a month max.

When you purchase a Japanese Elm Bonsai Tree from Best Bonsai your receiving the exact tree pictured.  Always packed using our method which has stood the test of time.  Our Bonsai come in the highest quality mix of our house blend bonsai soil.  Which includes Lava Rock, Akadema, Perlite, Soil, Pine Bark, and Slow Release Bonsai Fertilizer.  10-10-10

The Japanese Zelkova Bonsai may be grown outdoors in U.S.D.A plant hardiness zones 5 to 8, but will thrive in full or partial sun.  In the summer, the plant will require some protection from the sun.  Keep the tree in shade or sett up a temporary shade cover. Indoor plants need a sunny windowsill. If kept indoors, Japanese Elm Bonsai will keep its green leaves year-round. Indoor plants should be brought outdoors in late spring until fall  to soak up a little extra sun.

Japanese Elm Bonsai Tree