Posts Tagged: Art

Bonsai inspiration

Trees are a passion for so many people across the world and here are some inspirational trees that I have seen on my travels that guide the types of bonsai trees I want to design or already have in my collection.

Daibokai

This was the first time I had come across Daibokai who are a family run business from Germany. They were one of the many traders who attended the open weekend at Lodder Bonsai bv in the Netherlands and some of their scrolls were inspired as well as fun too and the art work was excellent.

Evergreens @ Shohin UK II Exhibition

There was a good selection of evergreen bonsai at the Shohin UK II Exhibition 2015 from Junipers through to Black and Red Pines plus Hinoki cypress, Yew and Larch which technically is a deciduous conifer but I have added it into this set anyway.

Shohin UK II Exhibition 2015

The Shohin UK II Exhibition did not dissappoint, it was great to see so many wonderful Shohin, Chuhin and a few Mame on display and there were also some beautiful stands, particularly the root stands as well as some brightly coloured and ornate pots too.

Azalea as bonsai

Azalea as bonsai are stunning due to the abundant flowers which come in all colours, shapes and sizes. There are many varieties so species selection is key to ensure that you have the one you want. They belong to the Rhododendron genus which is part of the Ericaceae family.

Deciduous @ our winter show

Winter image has to be one of the best times of year to view and display bonsai when you can see the fabulous tracery, silhouette and all the structural attributes of a tree¬†in full. The deciduous bonsai on display lived up to expectation too as you can see from the Best Deciduous of Mark and… Read more »

Our Winter Image Show 2015

Show time has come around so quickly, and the Swindon Winter Image Show tends to be the first show in the UK to start the season off and it did not disappoint with so many amazing trees on display from Club Members, Visiting Clubs and Societies plus all the Individual exhibitors and traders.

Bonsai pot colour guide

In general there are a few rules when it comes to pot colour selection that are based around aesthetics in order that your bonsai trees are displayed to their advantage.

Esoteric pots

Dan and Cecilia Barton make wonderful unique pots of all shapes and sizes and no two pots are alike or the same which is fabulous. They have developed various techniques to produce some stunning accent pots with superb glazes making them quite eye catching to say the least and amazing styles and shapes too. Here… Read more »