- FEBRUARY 2014 MAILBAG &
- SPECIAL CUSTOM COLLECTION SALE
Fuku-Bonsai is a unique bonsai nursery that specializes primarily in
Dwarf Schefflera True Indoor Bonsai™ that have come to be recognized
as the most successful gift bonsai for anyone, anywhere who can grow
houseplants! We pioneered True Indoor Bonsai since 1962 and
began teaching while still a beginner at a time that bonsai was a
secretive hobby primarily of only older Japanese men. At that
time, few if any really understood bonsai and you learned it one
"secret" at a time.
In the past 50+ years, I've come to realize that our True Indoor
Bonsai totally differ from other forms of bonsai. IT IS THE ONLY
TRUE HOUSEPLANT BONSAI and Dwarf Schefflera is really the only and ideal
durable houseplant for bonsai! We've grown this plant since 1973
and made it our primary specialty since about 1999. So the bulk of
our older Custom Collection bonsai (such as the one in the photo above
that just sold) are about 15 years in training. Our earliest ones
are about 40 years in training and probably amongst the oldest Dwarf
Schefflera bonsai in the world!
CUSTOM COLLECTION SALE
For orders placed and paid for in the month of February to be
shipped as weather allows! Go to
www.fukubonsai.com/3a2b.html for more
information about Custom Collection and contact
to confirm availability.
In the summer of 2013 Aimee Wood took a workshop with Edison and
also purchased a #8 conversion kit for a lava planting that she's
had for many years but had allowed to grow tall. When she
first sent a photo, leaves were small and it was obvious the plant
was growing slowly. But once the roots entered the media in
the pot, growth increased and the plan is to allow the tree to grow
very vigorously and to do the major cut-back in late spring or
summer at peak growth season to get the maximum amount of regrowth.
Since potting in the conversion kit, there's been at least eight new
larger leaves on each stem so we're hoping for a very strong
regrowth when cut! Stay tuned!
In 2005 Barry led a special class for his friends as reported in
www.fukubonsai.com/3a2i1.html. We recently
received this photo from Dr. Barry Grayson of New York, New York of
his high rise bonsai room while the storm was raging over Manhattan!
With such large windows, even his older ficus bonsai are doing
well and the Dwarf Scheffs loves it!
Meanwhile in balmy Hawaii, we were visited by the Pahoa
Nutrition Club and after a garden tour led by Michael and I,
Edison made a presentation on how to create bonsai. Several
individuals in the group had visited or worked with Fuku-Bonsai and
its the support of the local community that made it possible for us
to start emerging from our 25 year long battle for survival! We
enjoy hosting school or youth groups and are especially popular with
senior citizen groups. The Big Island has exceptional senior
and youth groups!
*** Return to the
February 2014 issue of the Journal of Tropical & True Indoor
*** Go to the Mid-Pacific Bonsai Foundation
*** Go to the Fuku-Bonsai
Mid-Pacific Bonsai Foundation and Fuku-Bonsai 2014