Bonsai Focus

Bonsai Focus Magazines

Rene Rooswinkel of Bonsai Focus has kindly donated two prizes for the raffle at our forth coming Winter Image Show on the 19th February 2012. They are a set of Japanese Bonsai magazines and a Japanese Bonsai photo book.

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Erin Bonsai Pots

Erin Bonsai Pots

Wow! what a fantastic collection of pots. We’ve been in touch with Bonsai suppliers from across Europe trying to get some great prizes for you at our upcoming Winter Show.

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Design from nature

Terry Adams gave a brilliant presentation for us with a slideshow of images of trees in nature and how they offer serious food for thought when it comes to bonsai design. He presented his ideas on designing bonsai trees based on his many years of observations of nature. He has gained inspiration from many sources

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Root over rock styles

Recently there have been some fabulous examples of root over rock styles at bonsai shows throughout the UK and some excellent examples were present at Heathrow bonsai show this month. This technique of planting the bonsai over a rock or even clinging to a rock is not an easyone to perfect and to be convincing

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Can you smell your Katsura tree?

Bright red autumn colour on a bonsai Katsura tree

One of the most remarkable aspects of this tree, the Katsura is around now for all to smell, it is the wonderful onset of autumn colour and smell which sets the taste buds alight. The leaves as they go into senescence (autumn colour) emit a fabulous scent which is described as that of

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Bonsai @ Kew Gardens

This is one area of Kew gardens I have not been to before, and it is set out behind the new Alpine House in a quiet corner of Kew gardens near the School of Horticulture. It is a modest collection on display but this forms part of Kew’s wider bonsai tree collection.

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Accents @ Bonsai World 2011

Following a great evening workshop last month on accents by Ritta Cooper at our last club night, I have a greater appreciation of accents and how they are created and can be used to enhance the bonsai tree on display. I therefore took a greater interest in them today at the Bonsai World 2011 event at Crawley Lesiure Centre 

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