HANDCRAFTED AMERICAN BONSAI
Created by Ian Evans
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Hi, I'm Ian.
I am a husband, a father, and a lifelong artist. But I wasn’t always a bonsai artist. I didn’t always live the bonsai life. I didn’t pay attention to the yearly path of the sun. I didn’t need to heed the patterns of rain, snow, ice, and chilling cold of the wind during winter. I didn’t bother with growing seasons and the timeline of the earth’s rotation on its axis and it’s path around the sun. Things I loved and cared for every day didn’t depend on those forces of nature in a meaningful or immediate way. It took a long time to find the trees. (Read more)
WHAT WE OFFER
Our shop might be small, but we're fully stocked. Bonsai Soil Substrate for different tree species, Bio Gold fertilizer, tools, Jin-Seal, Pots, and MUCH more.
Learn the how and the why of bonsai, make a new piece of bonsai art, further the design of your current trees, and have fun with your bonsai pals! See the events section to see upcoming events, or schedule your own private or group workshop event. Special rates for garden clubs or parties!
Part Art, Part Science. Potting a bonsai means choosing the right vessel, preparing the pot, pruning and caring for the roots, adding soil and amendments, and securing the tree in the pot.
Some species require different methods than others. Whether structural-pruning for bonsai design, pinching new growth, or otherwise refining a tree, pruning helps the tree function as a bonsai.
Choosing the front. Knowing what to cut and why. What kind of bonsai does it want to be? Cascade? Formal Upright? Slanting? Windswept? This is a very expressive and artistic part of bonsai.
The heat of summer and the depths of winter each present the bonsai lover with challenges. Freshly potted bonsai need special and intensive aftercare. Are you afraid of winter freezes? What about when you go on vacation in summer? Bring your trees to us!