About Full Moon Bonsai

Full Moon Bonsai is dedicated to bringing you the very best traditional Japanese bonsai available anywhere.  We strive to create beautiful, artistic bonsai for our customers.  That's all we do, and we never cut corners at Full Moon Bonsai.  Each tree is styled by a real bonsai artist using all of the time honored traditions of the art.  We make our own bonsai soil and use natural accent stones to create a uniquely authentic piece of art that always embodies the soul of the tree as bonsai.  Our goal is to educate and entice you into trying this awe-inspiring art form.  If you are new to bonsai, welcome to a magical world that will bring you closer to nature.  If you are an old hand, we know you will like what you see.  Visit our nursery in Marietta, Georgia by appointment or order an expertly packed tree for yourself or a gift for any occasion including: Housewarming, New Business, Birthdays, Christmas, Get Well, Hanukkah, Anniversary, Mother's or Father's Day or just to say that "I am thinking about you".

Bonsai artists use hundreds of varieties of plant materials to create bonsai.  The trees are like snowflakes as no two turn out exactly the same.  We can divide types of bonsai into four (4) general classes:  Evergreen, Deciduous, Tropical and Specimens.  Here are some examples of our work.  ENJOY!

Bonsai can be developed from seeds or cuttings, from young trees or from naturally occurring stunted trees transplanted into containers,  Most  Bonsai range in height from 2 inches to about 3 feet.  Bonsai are kept small and trained by pruning branches and roots, by periodic re-potting, by pinching off new growth. Bonsai are styled by wiring the branches and trunk so that they grow into a desired shape.  A properly cared for  bonsai tree should outlive a full sized tree of the same species. Bonsai are not a genetically dwarfed plant,they are normal plants grown in a special way.  Your expertly packaged web purchased tree or the one that you choose from our nursery will have all this work done, and you can have the relaxation and meditative benefits of this endeavor by maintaining your tree.

Bonsai is the stylistic re-creation of natural tree formations in miniature which are grown in containers, usually outdoors.The uninitiated might think that bonsai 'It is the ritualized torture of little trees',but they are really more like a pampered pet.  People new to bonsai are always fascinated with age.  They ask:  "How old is that tree?"  Our answer is almost always "I don't know".  Number one in importance is always the beauty of the creation, and the skill of the artist.  Also important is the apparent age of the bonsai, not how old it actually is.  After that, it's a matter of taper, ramification, harmony between tree and pot, and finally the health and vitality of the bonsai tree itself.  It is quite possible to create a high quality bonsai tree in an afternoon given the right material and skill.

About Mike:

Owner Mike Redgrave is from Atlanta, Georgia.   Full Moon Bonsai  is located off 1-75 in Marietta, Georgia, a suburb of  Atlanta.  Full Moon  Bonsai is one of the finest Bonsai nurseries in the  southern United States.  Mike travels the southeast seeking the finest materials available.  He is a practitioner of the art of bonsai out of his love of nature, for artistic expression, its meditative aspects, and the relaxation it brings.  Mike has been studying bonsai intensely for about 24 years and now the creation of bonsai is all he does.  Mike loves teaching, writing articles, and has been on the board of directors for the Atlanta Bonsai Society.  His work is widely shown in art shows,corporate settings,in movies and in some of the finest garden centers in the Southeast. He has also been a Bonsai class advisor for the Southeastern Flower Show in Atlanta,and has won over 21 blue ribbons there.

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