We hope to see one of these again, a Bonsai car boot sale. Based in Hertfordshire Garden Centre just outside Redbourn.
We call it Tokonoma night but as Mr Bailey pointed out these are, quite rightly, three point displays. Three point display night sounds more like something one would do in a car park though so we’ll go with Tokonoma for now.
Award winners from Bonsai World 2013 at K2 Crawley. Photos courtesy of Mark Cooper.
For any non-believers in magic, a trip to Whistman’s Woods in Dartmoor is well worth the journey. The majority of this copse comprises of twisted ancient oak trees on granite boulders, shrouded by carpets of mosses and protected from grazing animals. The trees themselves don’t grow any higher than six metres,
— Nicki Chapman (@Nicki_Chapman) May 19, 2013
Mark and Ritta Cooper presented a talk on Japan, Bonsai Shows and more specifically their passion, Shohin…in Japan. The talk was nicely varied, its subject appeals to both beginner and the advanced bonsai enthusiast. Topics included, favourite nurseries in Japan, shows, pots, displays, people, culture oh and even a bit about food. If you are planning a bonsai based trip to Japan, you would do well to catch this talk sometime.