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Winter’s Joy– Flowering Bonsai Viburnum

Winter’s Joy– Flowering Bonsai Viburnum

Viburnum bodnatense "Dawn" is quite early this year. Blooms are usually set in late January, but this specimen was ready to come indoors in flower in mid-December to grace the dining area. Subtle fragrance awaits the intimate approach as the bare branches speak...

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Hyacinth Kokedama now available!

Hyacinth Kokedama now available!

Experience the joy of winter blooming plants in your own home! Kokedama is "moss wrapping"-- creating a basket out of moss for a plant to live in. I have perfected this floral art form and am now introducing kokedama to my available items. Starting with the most...

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Christmas brings memories and new traditions

Christmas brings memories and new traditions

As the nursery grows, we are more eager to welcome visitors-- even when the weather is frightful! So this season we'll be bringing plants indoors to feature winter blooming species, and gentle conifers of the table gracing varieties, surrounded by our latest passion--...

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Announcing Free Shipping in December!

Ask for free shipping on all items in stock. The payment button is presently disabled, so please call or email me for any purchases or questions. Sorry for the website difficulties! We are working towards a solution, and hope you will bear with us... With our warm...

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Sale Items Available Now!

Sale Items Available Now!

Just in time for the Holidays! I'm offering a $5 discount on all Tee Shirts, Hoodies, Sweat shirts and Tote Bags. Tees in Black, Pink, Natural/Cream, and Green. $20 till Christmas. Hoodies $40-- available in natural only. Men's Sweat Shirts in Battleship grey-- $30....

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Ryu Sei Welcomes Fall in Bright Raiment

Ryu Sei Welcomes Fall in Bright Raiment

Fall colors abound in the bonsai garden this week! After last week's show from the Eastern Sumac, a steady progression of brilliant color changes accompany the visitor as the Japanese Maples and Hornbeams begin their journey into the winter season's rest. There's a...

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Sumac in Her Glory Days!

Sumac in Her Glory Days!

This is Rhus aromatica, or Fragrant Sumac, an Eastern US native species. This lovely variety has all the perks-- magnificent fall raiment, wide branching structure, full-bodied elegance as a bonsai. I've never seen it as bonsai anywhere else-- a one of a kind...

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Open Studios is Featuring Bonsai Akira!

Open Studios is Featuring Bonsai Akira!

Better come on over-- the trees are calling! You can find details, address, etc on the Events page of this site. Bonsai Akira is one of 100+ studios in a juried art walk of Portland next month. We'll be open during daytime hours, from 11:00AM to 5:00PM each of two...

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Our Next Adventure– Portland Open Studios!

Our Next Adventure– Portland Open Studios!

Bonsai Akira has been chosen to participate in the premiere art tour of our "River City"-- occurring the two middle weekends of October annually. Only 100 artists are selected to offer studio tours to the public, which include talks and demonstrations of their...

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New Items in the store!

New Items in the store!

As I have had a number of sales from the items listed, I have added several newly styled bonsai to the online store--browse and enjoy the unique presentations in my garden gallery!

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New selection of Tee Shirts Available!

New selection of Tee Shirts Available!

Enjoy the comfort of U.S. made organic cotton Tee shirts from Texas, with my distinctive logo-- the tree in a vase on a table is an iconic emblem of bonsai, with discreet kanji for "Bonsai Akira" to one side-- "Bonsai Brightness"! $25 includes first class postage--...

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New Kokedama Class Coming–

New Kokedama Class Coming–

In August I'll be teaching my ever popular Kokedama Class at Portland Nursery on Division. Sign up on Portland Nursery's website, under Classes--Division location. $30 for this hour long hands-on class-- includes a plant (or two) and all materials needed to take home...

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Shows and Sales 2019– Continued

Shows and Sales 2019– Continued

Before I head north to Seattle for a couple more summer art shows, I'll be hosting my next Open Studio-- Visitors are welcome on Saturday, July 27th and Sunday, July 28th, to the open air studio and bonsai display garden. Then, a one day sale at the Portland Buddhist...

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It’s Hydrangea Time!

It’s Hydrangea Time!

Summer brings with it the special fragrances of roses-- and Hydrangeas! My favorites are just beginning their show, and will continue till well into winter with flowers gradually evolving from palest pink to lavender to blue. Papery flowers stay till next year,...

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