Bonsai Master Anthony (Tony) Mihalic
The founder of Wildwood Gardens has been Growing, Teaching, and amazing
Audiences with his Bonsai talents Since 1946 !
Tony specializes in Rock and Forest styles of Bonsai known as SAIKEI.
In 1999, Tony received an award from The Korean National Bonsai Association,
and one from the Midwest Bonsai Association for his 53 Years of teaching and practicing the Art of Bonsai !
In 2001 Tony was Awarded the Bonsai Spotlight Award from Bonsai Online Magazine,
Honoring Masters from around the World.
2015 Tony Celebrates his 69th year practicing the Ancient art of Bonsai
1979 Frank Mihalic founded “Ichiban Publishing” a publishing company dedicated to bonsai related materials. He Wrote & Published “The art of Bonsai-CD ROM” (The FIRST CD on Bonsai in the World!), “The art of Bonsai-VHS Video & DVD”, “The art of Bonsai-Book”, “Bonsai Screen Saver Computer CD ROM”, “Bonsai Online Magazine-Internet Magazine & Back Issue CD ROM” (The FIRST internet Bonsai Magazine in the World!), “Bonsai fro Kids-Children's Instructional Bonsai Book, in English, Spanish, French, & Japanese” (The FIRST Bonsai book for Children in the World!), “Bonsai for Kids– Computer CD ROM”( The FIRST CD on Bonsai for Children in the World!)
1999 & 2001 & 2006, Frank had his tree selected as one of the top one hundred Bonsai trees in the world. by Japan Airlines & the Nippon Bonsai Associations, BCI, WBFF, world wide Bonsai contest, held in Japan.
2000 Japan Airlines & the Nippon Bonsai Association, Awarded the Top One Hundred winners
a copy of Franks Bonsai Book and CD ROM!
2000 Frank was the First and Only Foreigner to be awarded a Special Membership in the Cheju Bonsai Growers Association, In Cheju Korea !
2001 Frank founded the First Bonsai Magazine on the Internet . www.bonsaionlinemagazine.com
2004 Frank Published the FIRST Bonsai Book for Children “Bonsai For Kids”
2005 He published the FIRST computer CD ROM for Children “Bonsai for Kids”
2005 Frank Translated Bonsai for kids into Spanish “Bonsai Para Los Ninos”
2005 Frank was elected to the Board of Directors of American Bonsai Society (ABS)
2006 Bonsai for kids will be published in Japanese in Japan, and French in Europe.
2006 one of his trees was First runner up in the North American “John Naka Award “ Presented By the American Bonsai Society (ABS)
2006 one of his trees was First runner up in the World, in the Bonsai Clubs International & Centre’ sponsored, world wide contest in Italy.
2010 Bonsai Clubs International (BCI) Board of Directors
2014 Bonsai Clubs International (BCI) Board of Directors
Now, Wildwood Gardens is entering it’s 69st year in Bonsai !
Tony, and Frank make up Two Generations in the Bonsai World. Frank specializes in the single tree styles commonly associated with Bonsai in the United States. Frank Routinely travels to the Far East to perfect his skills with various world renown Bonsai Masters and Growers. Frank also guides Bonsai tours and buying trips to the Far East, which include at least two Bonsai workshops. Tony, Joann & Frank are always available to answer questions and give anyone advice in the area of Bonsai .
Call to order 1-440-286-3714
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