Eugene Howell 1937 ~ 2014
Eugene Howell was a master gardener and bonsai artist. He created bonsai trees for over 40 years. His bonsai were displayed at Disney’s Epcot Center and at several state bonsai conventions. For several years he held the position of secretary for his local bonsai club. Sadly, he passed away in November of 2014 from pancreatic cancer. This website contains a series of articles he wrote during his life about the art of bonsai. The articles were originally written for his bonsai club’s newsletter. They are reprinted here on this site with permission given a year prior to his passing.
My name is Gary Howell. Eugene was my dad. I’m an avid blogger and bonsai enthusiast. My goals for this site are to promote the art of bonsai and to produce an audio podcast that I hope will introduce a lot of new people to this amazing living art form.
If you’re interested in learning more about bonsai, I recommend that you join a bonsai club in your area. It’s there that you’ll get hands on experience. It’s been said that you become like the people you associate with, therefore, if you spend enough time with bonsai masters, you’ll likely become a bonsai master. It’s in a club that you’ll be able to see, hear, touch and experience the whole process of creating bonsai trees.
But while you’re here, don’t forget to subscribe to this podcast.
**Listen to The Bonsai Garden Podcast in the car and on the go. Listen while you drive, right from your car’s stereo. Simply use this link and subscribe in Itunes. Then plug your Iphone, Ipod, Ipad, or any other MP3 player into your computer while Itunes is running, and the most recent episodes of The Bonsai Garden Podcast should automatically sync to your device.
The next time you’re in the car, just plug a standard audio cable from the headphone jack of your MP3 player into the auxiliary port of your car’s stereo. (Do this only while the car is not in motion).
Your car’s auxiliary port is normally found on the face of your car stereo but can sometimes be located elsewhere such as in the glove box or under the arm rest between the driver and passenger seats of most modern automobiles. It is marked with the letters
Be sure to switch your stereo’s input setting to auxiliary and then simply press play on your MP3 player for the episode you’d like to hear. Volume can be adjusted on both the stereo and the MP3 player.