6 Bonsai Watering Hacks for Your Vacation

Embarking on a vacation is a rejuvenating escape from the daily routine, yet for bonsai enthusiasts, the concern for their miniature masterpiece’s well-being may cast a shadow over their getaway excitement.

The Bonsai Effect

At first glance, a bonsai might present itself as a mere artistic endeavor. However, delve a bit deeper, and you’ll uncover a rich tapestry of benefits and experiences. This is the nuanced world of the “Bonsai Effect.”

Choosing a Bonsai Pot

When selecting and using bonsai pots, there are several rules and requirements to consider. These not only enhance the visual appeal of the bonsai but also ensure the health and well-being of the tree. Here are some key guidelines:

Top 5 Things That Make a Bonsai Tree Special

Stepping into the bonsai world is like discovering a chill, timeless party where nature’s the star, and every miniature tree has a story to share. There’s this cool fusion of ancient tradition and laid-back artistry that just reels you in.

Cascade Juniper Bonsai

Looking for a unique and special gift? Why not give the gift of a cascading juniper bonsai? This beautiful tree is carefully crafted and trained to cascade over the sides of its pot

From Soil to Soul

My Bonsai Journey

I’m Dean Sauls, and I’d like to take you on a journey that began with the onset of the pandemic in 2021. It ushered me into the serene world of bonsai in my backyard on a tranquil morning. The precision and patience required in bonsai cultivation resonated with my artistic ethos, creating a new avenue to express my love for nature and art. This new passion soon became a meditative practice, offering a tranquil respite from the bustling world. Eager to deepen my understanding, I delved into a myriad of YouTube videos, learning from the skills of others.

Channels like Bjorn Bjorholm, Heron’s Bonsai, and Bonsai Empire provided a wealth of knowledge for beginners, guiding me through the basics and beyond. Their teachings helped nurture my growing interest, allowing me to embark on a self-taught journey of discovery, where every video watched unfolded a new layer of appreciation and technique in the art of bonsai.


Paint and Plant

Colorful Cultivation

The rhythm of my paintbrush found a parallel in the delicate dance of pruning and wiring bonsai. My approach to bonsai is a blend of traditional aesthetics with a splash of abstract expressionism derived from my painting background. The lines between leaf and canvas began to blur as I explored the art of bonsai with a painter’s eye, discovering a new medium where life grows within and beyond the pot, much like colors leaping off a canvas.

Artistry Merged

Bonsai Canvas

With every snip and bend, my bonsai creations began mirroring the freedom and fluidity of my paintings. Conducting workshops and sharing my dual love for bonsai and painting with others has been a symbiotic experience, enriching my understanding and appreciation of both art forms. The journey from being a fine artist to a bonsai artist has been an organic evolution, each branch of creativity feeding the other, leading to a flourishing artistic endeavor that continues to explore the boundless dialogue between paint and plant.

Natural Growth

Bonsai Beginnings

While I haven’t reached the master bonsai artist status just yet, I’ve 4 years of experience to craft starter bonsai with a nurturing touch. Each snip and gentle bend I make is a step towards capturing the essence of bonsai, providing a solid start for each little tree to flourish under the care of its new keeper. My goal is more than just crafting bonsai; it’s about sparking a love for bonsai in others.