Over 200 pages of quality information and tips for growing pine bonsai in a temperate climate.
About the Author
Leong was born in Sitiawan, Malaysia and went to Australia as a student in 1970. He worked for 30 years in his qualified field. His interest in bonsai started in 1973. Two years later, he began studies under the tutelage of the late Mr Vita Koreshoff, completing the Nippon Bonsai Saikei course.
He has travelled many times to Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam, visiting, learning about and acquiring bonsai materials from these countries. He has held three major exhibitions in 1985, 1987 and 1990. He demonstrated in the 1994 Otago Bonsai Conference held in Dunedin, New Zealand and 1995 Bonsai Club International (BCI) Conference in Sydney, Australia, where he currently resides.
Since the 1995 BCI conference, Leong has concentrated on improving his collection of bonsai and establishing a comprehensive bonsai nursery. In 1998 with his wife Sue, he established Bonsai South Nursery, replacing his Eastern Bonsai Nursery which was established in 1983. The nursery now houses some of the finest bonsai in Australia.
With his scientific background, Leong is willing to experiment with and combine new and old techniques to improve his bonsai.
Leong is also very well versed in the Chinese landscape of Penjing. In the BCI conference, Leong demonstrated on the traditional Penjing on marble trays, the innovative 360° view Penjing and on water trays.