Up North Bonsai
Up North Bonsai: Nigel Saunders
Season 1, Ep. 1
In this premiere episode of Up North Bonsai, David Weiss talks with Nigel Saunders of the Bonsai Zone about trees throughout the four seasons. In particular, the Toronto Canada area. It's time to head up north and talk bonsai!
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7. Up North Bonsai: Jack Wikle01:09:07In this episode, I talk with legendary bonsai practitioner, Jack Wikle. Join me as we, well mostly he talks bonsai from decades of experience including talk of how he grew all those trees indoors for decades with no "dormancy" phase for them. A truly fascinating hour that I will not soon forget.
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5. Up North Bonsai: Tim Cox56:15In today's episode, I talk with the president of the West Michigan Bonsai Society, Tim Cox. Tim and I talk about the four seasons of bonsai, and his micro-climate in Grand Rapids, MI. He shares his thoughts about soil, unique trees, collected trees, and doing the best with what you got. Tim was also an integral part of the Jack Wikle Legacy Auction held in July 0222. It's time to head up and over to the Grand Rapids, Michigan area with Tim Cox.
4. Up North Bonsai: Scott Allen49:58In today's episode, I talk with the president of the Iowa Bonsai Association Scott Allen. Scott and I talk about the four solstices in central Iowa. He shares his thoughts about collecting trees, and what's worked for him growing bonsai in Iowa. His biggest tip for newcomers to bonsai is to really know your tree. When you really know your tree(s), you will show great success in creating some great bonsai.
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2. Up North Bonsai: Bryan Lorentzen50:45In today's episode, I head up North to Franklin Wisconsin, to chat with the president of the Milwaukee Bonsai Society, Bryan Lorentzen. We talked about his micro climate so close to one of the great lakes. He has all kinds of weather extremes and shares what has worked for him in his bonsai journey.