Seeking Bonsai in Taiwan: Part 1 (Mr. Su’s Garden)

My family is comprised of two cultures. My father is of Taiwanese heritage while my mother was born in the states. Having lived in the US for most of my life I find my self more familiar with the latter while far removed from the former. I was recently able to visit Taiwan which proved to be a valuable experience to connect with family, culture, and a country I’m unfamiliar with. And of course, an opportunity to see bonsai.

On that note I have to thank both my father and my relatives. Unable to speak the Taiwanese and with mediocre Chinese at best it was them who enabled me to find and visit these trees.

The first garden/nursery I was able to visit was Mr. Su’s nursery. Like Don Blackmond and others in the states, Mr. Su is a tree dealer. He procures trees, mainly from Japan, and will visit there 8-9…

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