Teaching, and Selling Bonsai in Victoria B.C.
Mark Paterson, the most experienced bonsai artist in British Columbia, is proud to open a bonsai school in 2023. Mr. Paterson has worked extensively with both public collections in Victoria as well as has run bonsai stores and bonsai services businesses for decades
Bonsai Tree Care
Contact us through the year for repotting, wiring, shaping, pruning, or trim. We have cared for all sorts of potted trees from 8cm/1in to 4.5m/14ft by trimming them in a Japanese style emphasizing age, branch ramification, and naturalness. We can do the work at your location!
Whether you’re new to the hobby or have an established collection already, Bonsai expert, Mark Paterson will help guide you in the art of shaping, wiring, pruning, repotting, and more.
The Art of Bonsai
“All bonsai are unique. There will never be another bonsai like the one you saw that you liked. Buy it or leave it, keep it alive or kill it, once it is found there will never be another.“ – Mark Paterson
So you have a bonsai, eh? A simple guide to bonsai care 1) Water it. Water your bonsai when the soil has mostly dried out. There are various ways to test when to water your plant. A dry pot is significantly lighter then a wet pot. Lift the plant up. Or dig into the...
Two factors: survival and beauty. Beauty All bonsai are unique. There will never be another bonsai like the one you saw that you liked. Buy it or leave it, keep it alive or kill it, once it is found there will never be another. What do you want out of it? One cannot...
If a bonsai doesn't go through this, it goes through something very similar. 1) The plant is seeded with care. This plant spends its first year in a pot until it has a reasonable root system. 2) The plant is placed in a growing situation. The plant will grow faster...