If you’re new to bonsai, I’d recommend checking out the Resources for Beginners where you’ll find articles to help you build your skills and keep your trees healthy. If you know which topics you’re interested in, try the site archives.
My primary aim in creating Bonsai Tonight is to help as many people as possible appreciate good bonsai. If you have ideas for how I can do this better, feel free to write and let me know – I’ll be happy to help!
Jonas Dupuich is a Northern California bonsai teacher and writer. He began growing bonsai in 1993 after meeting Boon Manakitivipart while working at his family’s nursery. This kicked off more than two decades of study with Boon during which time he became a founding member of Bay Island Bonsai. Jonas also studies with Boon’s senpai, Daisaku Nomoto, during his visits to the U.S.
In 2011, Jonas spent two months immersed in the world of Japanese bonsai, studying with bonsai grower and artist Junichiro Tanaka of Aichi-en nursery in Nagoya, Japan. Jonas worked on trees in Tanaka’s collection and participated in the Gomangoku and Taikan-ten exhibitions.
Jonas is the owner of Bonsai Tonight and the author of a blog by the same name. Created in 2009, the Bonsai Tonight blog features hundreds of free articles on a wide range of topics with new posts published every Tuesday and Friday.
Jonas grows bonsai and teaches classes across Northern California. Learn more at bonsaitonight.com.
Wiring a black pine at Shimpukuji Temple
Decandling a black pine with Akio Kondo at a Bay Island Bonsai meeting
Exhibits & Awards
- Exhibitor, U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition, 2016, 2018
- Exhibitor, Inaugural Artisans Cup, 2015
- Bay Island Bonsai Members’ Choice Awards 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015
- Bay Island Bonsai/Akio Kondo Bonsai Award, 2011
- Exhibited Entry, JAL/WBFF World Bonsai Contest, 2000, 2003, 2005
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