Self styled bonsai is for the majority where the rewards are in creating and designing a bonsai tree in an image that represents to you all that is bonsai but it can take time and patience to create the image you want.
Monthly Archives: May 2014
Shohin bonsai are small in dimension and are classified based on their height but there are various definitions but the general consensus is that trees need to be less than 20cm (8 inches) in height to be classified as Shohin.
Many species of trees flower and some are more conspicuous than others and some put on a superb floral display. In May the most common flowering species of trees, shrubs and climbers
Wessex Bonsai Society was established in 1983 and hosted another great exhibition this year in addition to an Open Competition. They put on their own club display too which included some excellent trees and a diverse range of species including a Lilac which was in full flower.
Conifers are seed plants all producing woody stems and are widely used as a tree species suitable for bonsai and belong for the most part to the Phylum Coniferophyta and are gymnosperms which belong to the larger Phylum Pinophyta.
The Federation of British Bonsai Societies have won a gold medal at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Well done Reg and congratulations
Broadleaved trees make for excellent bonsai in the United Kingdom and there is a good selection of native broadleaved trees to choose from including:-
Rock plantings are a great way to get to see more of the root systems of bonsai trees as these are often exposed over the rocks allowing the observer to see more than one would usually see of the intricate network of roots of trees.
Group plantings are a great way to create landscapes in miniature and there were some excellent examples of group plantings at the Wessex Bonsai Open Competition to choose from and inspire you to perhaps put a group together.
If you wanted to see a diversity of accents on display then you had a great opportunity at the recent Wessex Bonsai Society Annual Show and Open Competition and here are a selection of some of the accents on display.