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
This months tree of the month was awarded to two trees jointly for first place.
This was an excellent evening, with 27 club members in attendance to hear Ritta Cooper talk on Kusamono and Shitakusa followed by a really fun active participation demonstration to create your very own Kusamono and Shitakusa.
Elm gall mite is a common problem and none so more than on our bonsai Elm trees where it can be more than just an aesthetic problem. Identification of this mite is fairly easy as hard pale swellings containing microscopic mites
Another good day was spent at Queens Park, Swindon on Sunday the 24th July made even better with the improved weather. It saw the best attended fun day since it has started.
We recently received an email from Bonsai Techno, based out of Tokyo looking to expand their network. They are mostly concerned with constructing modern bonsai. Having looked at the site I could not simply leave it at placing a URL on our Links page as the site is both beautifully crafted and contains some fantastic articles on making mini bonsai. I particularly enjoyed ‘How to make mini bonsai beech’ and ‘How to make a moss garden’
You’ll find them at http://www.bonsai-techo.jp/