What started out as an interesting hobby back in 1983 has become a passion. Hello, I am Clark Marshal Long. I can recall being fascinated by my first Bonsai, which was a gift from my sister, June. The tree is gone now, but I have hung on to the pot for all these years. When Bonsai became a part of my life, I had no idea of the admiration that I would develop over the years. I have always had an interest in art dating back to high school. I feel that Bonsai is a very creative art form, along with another of my favorite interests: horticultural. Bonsai is a way of life for me today. I love it! I enjoy spending time on my collection daily, and I truly do enjoy the time I spend in nature, searching for the right trees to add to the collection.
Nature is the best teacher out there when it comes to inspiration and design. It is all in what you put into your Bonsai to achieve great results, and attention to detail is such a huge part of the art of growing Bonsai.
Bonsai cultivation is a globally communicated art form. I am very thankful and appreciative for my good friend Alan Walker for taking me under his care back in the early 80’s, showing me the basics, allowing me to have full access to his wonderful library of great Bonsai books. I am also very thankful for the teachings/workshops I received from Vaughn Banting, David Degroot, Guy Guidry, Mas Ishi, Masahiko Kimura, Jim Barrett. I consider myself to be a self-taught artist. I feel very blessed to have gained and gathered so much knowledge over the years!
We are proud members of the following societies:
● Lake Charles Bonsai Society
● Houston Bonsai Society
● Dallas Bonsai Society
● Austin Bonsai Society
While we offer bonsai fertilizer that ships around the country, we also bonsai consulting and other services. With over thirty years of learning the art of Bonsai, it is my pleasure to help others learn this art as well. Feel free to shop around the website for bonsai fertilizer and soil additives, and feel free to reach out to us for any of the services below:
Private Workshops, one on one or group settings. I will travel to do workshops on private collections and critics.
I am available to help advise on developing and building your collection, tree health.
Re-potting, wiring, pruning, fertilizing, display, services.