Bonsai4Life

Little Landscape, Grand View, Enlivening Living

North Lexington, Massachusetts 1460 Sales On Etsy since 2008

4.5 out of 5 stars (378)

Bonsai4Life

Little Landscape, Grand View, Enlivening Living

North Lexington, Massachusetts | 1460 Sales

Bonsai Etc. with Tim

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Bonsai Etc. with Tim

Announcement    Welcome to the most miniature lanscape arrangment. I, and a few friends, create these natural gift arts and make them available and affordable for your purchase. We consider ourselves different from most of the commercial nurseries online, we do not stick a plant in a container and simply call it a bonsai. All our crafted bonsai (regardless how small their sizes) are old, styled and purposely trained to resemble the true and mature trees seen in nature; or they are made out of exotic, flowering, fruiting plants that exhibit colors; all trees and plants are sitting in QUALITY handmade containers you wouldn't find them in stores!

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Last updated on Apr 22, 2016

Welcome to the most miniature lanscape arrangment. I, and a few friends, create these natural gift arts and make them available and affordable for your purchase. We consider ourselves different from most of the commercial nurseries online, we do not stick a plant in a container and simply call it a bonsai. All our crafted bonsai (regardless how small their sizes) are old, styled and purposely trained to resemble the true and mature trees seen in nature; or they are made out of exotic, flowering, fruiting plants that exhibit colors; all trees and plants are sitting in QUALITY handmade containers you wouldn't find them in stores!

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  • Renee Hubble on Oct 13, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    I am enjoying my new hobby what nice plants I've been receiving

  • Jennifer Crawford on Aug 27, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    The one I received doesn’t look like one pictured. But like people or really anything in nature, everything is just a little bit different & that doesn’t always equal bad! My spineless Bonsai is quite unique. I assure you, if you give this plant the right care & setting, it will not disappoint you. My spineless plant is in an elegant shaped bowl with a bit of moss around it & I like to give this baby a lot of TLC. The care routine is easy & simple to follow & everyone should have this spineless bonsai in their plant collection!! So unique & I even put stones around the bottom to give it a little something extra. If you like unique & rare, this is the plant for you! I wish my picture did it more justice!! I just wanted to add that these guys go above and beyond to meet customer expectations. I truly believe they care.

  • Marta Cantres on Aug 6, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Love 💗 my sweet plum. I haven’t kill her with love yet!😏

  • Uptick on Jul 22, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Tree is healthy and adjusting well. Well packed - thank you

  • Jennifer Crawford on Jul 5, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    As the juniper has always been more of an outside bonsai, I feel I have respected & done this 7+ year old bonsai justice by giving it a lot of light, good waterings when needed, & a home he can thrive in... I lost a bit of foliage & it’s hard to tell from the lighting in the pic but it is a deep green & I was excited to see some light green growth coming from the underside of this bonsai! That must be good! Lots of people can just kinda stick these in a window & get great results but I actually have grow lights & humidifiers! Since I have no family, these are like my kids & to helhas gone out of his way to help me with tips & advice. Been having a tough time in my life & sick for about a year now & sometimes my plants are the only thing that make me smile or feel like I’m doing something useful. Maybe I care a bit too much!!

About Bonsai4Life

Sales 1,460
On Etsy since 2008

Not An Ordinary Plant

In a remote countryside, there was an artist who loved nature and spent much of his time growing small trees. He could be found (had anyone cared to do so) walking alone into the mountains to collect different varieties of small seedlings. He planted the seedlings into small pots and nurtured them until they grew into a miniature form, called bonsai. It was a delight to see this artist at work--bending down and planting, pruning or shaping his living works of art. People heard of his planted artistic works and traveled from afar to visit him and many bought his unique bonsai trees to enjoy in their own homes.

Eventually one of his visitors, who was a businessman, thought he could plant the same type of seedlings and sell them at a great profit. He owned much land and wanted to mass produce the trees. He watched the artist work and looked for the type of tree he was working with. Then he went out and planted the same type. He cleared the land, built greenhouses and hired workers. Soon there were hundreds of the mass-produced small trees—every one looked alike and they were sold easily at cheaper prices in the marketplace. But people still traveled from afar to appreciate the artist’s works. Therefore, the business man would go secretly to watch the artist and find out the type of tree he was nurturing and then would mass produce it for the market.

Others saw this opportunity and did the same thing. Once again, the same variety of trees were to be found everywhere in the market and people began to value them less and less. Those who had mass-produced the trees became disappointed because their investment was less profitable. So they decided to watch the artist again, thinking that they could be the first to find out what kind of exotic plant or tree the artist would select and then be the first to introduce it to the market and mass produce it. They set out to follow him into the forest, expecting to discover the secret place where he would make his next selection. But to their amazement, the artist went just a short distance and then bent down and carefully observed and plucked up just an ordinary plant from the soil. He prepared a pot, then deliberately seated the plant within the pot, and began to water and to nurture it. Then, looking quite content, he smiled and sat down. They were amazed and wondered what to make of this? These ordinary plants were everywhere in abundance! They went away disappointed, without realizing that the secret was not in the type of tree or plant; but for a true bonsai artist, any plant or tree could be fashioned into a masterpiece. It truly depended on the artist’s forethought of what the collected material could become. And for many years, people still came to see the artist to buy whatever he made precious by his vision and his work.

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