March 23, 2023

Insights into the Bonsai Art of Michael Hagedorn - Bonsai Time Podcast Ep 13

In the thirteenth episode of the Bonsai Time Podcast, the renowned Portland, OR-based ceramicist and bonsai artist Michael Hagedorn joined Kevin and Ryan to discuss his time as a Japanese bonsai apprentice, his apprenticeship program in the US, his floating shore pine display in the Pacific Bonsai Expo, his unique invisible slab style plantings, and more! Enjoy the interview!

See the interview with relevant pictures in the Youtube video below, or find us on your favorite podcast app and refer to this show notes page with useful pictures and links regarding what we were discussing in the interview. Bonsai On!

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I. Pictures from Shinji Suzuki's Garden in Japan (Michael's Bonsai Teacher after Boon)

V. Pictures of the World War Bonsai Display at the Pacific Bonsai Museum created by Aarin Packard

VI. Pictures of other trees in the Pacific Bonsai Expo

VII. Michael's invisible slab planting trees made with nylon or corian bases, muck walls, and covered in moss.


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