Clubs And Societies Related To Ficus Ginseng And Bonsai 

Bonsai clubs and societies which care for ficus ginseng are found all around the world including Australia, where the industry is booming. It’s difficult to pinpoint just how many clubs and societies there are in Australia but there are no doubt many to choose from and quite often there will be one right near you. These clubs and societies generally will have exhibitions, but most importantly give you access to information and other like minded individuals. A great start if you a beginner bonsai enthusiast. Clubs in Victoria can be found everywhere from Bairnsdale to the Yarra Valley, while in …






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Blog On Everything Ficus Ginseng

The purpose of this blog is to be both interesting and insightful. I aim to provide accurate, up-to-the minute information on everything Ficus Ginseng and Bonsai related. Within you will find great information, tips and general facts on the constantly evolving and growing bonsai market. Feel free to leave a comment or a suggestion on information about ficus ginseng that interests you and I will endeavour to provide a timely answer! Patrick






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Oldest Bonsai And Ficus Ginseng

Just how old is the oldest ficus ginseng bonsai and for that matter the oldest bonsai living today?  The notion of the oldest bonsai in the world evokes all sorts of fanciful ideas with some answers more fiction than fact.  One such story of a    3,600 year old bonsai discovered in a   tomb on a golden pedestal referred to in David Easterbrook’s publication of 1985, Bonsai Down Under      is perhaps one of my favourites. This closely followed by the ever so slightly more believable 1,500 year old bonsai uncovered by archaeologists in the ruins of a Tibetan monastery (itself 3,000 years old). The story goes that the bonsai survived off a few rays of …






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Most Expensive Bonsai And Ficus Ginseng

500 year old juniper bonasi

The most expensive bonsai – 2million USD. Yes, this is the price that has been paid for a bonsai. Following a bit of research I have discovered that people really do have an interest in the price that some will pay for a Ficus Ginseng and for that matter any type of bonsai. Who Buys The Most Expensive Bonsai? But one thing that has been made starkly clear to me is that price really is quite a subjective topic and that just as two art dealers may disagree on the price of a Rembrandt masterpiece, so too will bonsai collectors. Another …






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Bonsai Ginseng – What is it?

Bonsai Ginseng or Ginseng Bonsai is the term given to describe a type of bonsai which uses the ficus ginseng or banyan fig plant also known with the horticultural name of ‘ficus retusa’. This particular variety is known for its bulbous roots and thick trunk accentuated by its beautiful green foliage. Bonsai Ginseng History The plant is native to Taiwan and Malaysia but is now produced and loved by gardeners and enthusiasts all over the world.One of the oldest living specimens of Ginseng Bonsai is close to 250 years old and is located in south-west Taiwan in the city of Tainan. The …






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Tips On Buying Bonsai Ginseng

Tips On Buying Bonsai

With investors increasingly joining home gardeners in their quest for bonsai, there are literally hundreds of varieties including bonsai ginseng which have seen a recent renaissance. Here in this blog we will cover some basic tips on buying a healthy bonsai. Now available in department stores, nurseries and increasingly online, ficus ginseng bonsai can now be purchased just about everywhere and as with most things these days even China is now mass producing bonsai. When looking to purchase a bonsai you must first decide if you are buying your bonsai as an investment or simply to revel in its craftsmanship and character. The two are distinctly …






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Tips For A Thriving Ficus Ginseng

With this blog and a heap of research I have compiled what I hope will give you every chance to have a healthy and  thriving ginseng ficus. There are a number of aspects to consider in caring for a ficus ginseng but  we here cover the basics. Bonsai Ginseng Health Tips 1. Ventilation To begin with, it’s important to understand that a healthy ficus ginseng is a result of a combination of ventilation, good air flow and a decent amount of natural light. 2. Water Of course water is also important but the bonsai ginseng variety is as we all know a very hardy …






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My Grandfather’s Bonsai – But…they Aren’t Bonsai Ginseng

On the porch of my parent’s house lay three small bonsai, though not Bonsai Ginseng these are of the Japanese Maple variety and for many years they have sat there, somewhat neglected, but all the same still quite remarkable. Previously my grandfather owned and cared for these and by all reports they are close to 50 years old, mere teenagers in age if you were to speak with a Japanese bonsai ‘grand master’, however still old given Australia’s place in the overall bonsai market and strict quarantine restrictions which make it difficult to import some older bonsai. In my previous blog titled Bonsai Ginseng As An Investment I …






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Bonsai Ginseng As An Investment?

300 year old bonsai investment

Bonsai is a mixture of both art form and horticulture but indeed it can also be a great opportunity as a bonsai investment, including bonsai ginseng which has the potential gain value over time. The bonsai below is a 300 year old five needle pine which recently sold in a private sale in Japan for 100million JPY or the equivalent of 1.2million AUD. Bonsai Valuation You might wonder what makes this plant just so valuable? And the answer is just as mystical. When a professional investor looks to buy a bonsai they look at its “character”, how dynamic it is and how much strength it conveys…In essence …






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