To celebrate our 40th Anniversary of Swindon and District Bonsai Society we will be running a series of posts focusing on our club members. We have asked them a series of questions and to start us off, this is Dennis Henley who has been doing bonsai as a hobby since 1990.
Posts Tagged: chinese elm
There is a lot of work behind the scenes prior to the first day of RHS Chelsea Flower Show and one key element is setting up the trees on the display once the stand is constructed. It is a very large display area and requires some substantial bonsai trees to show case the art of… Read more »
The range of broadleaved trees at the Shohin UK II Exhibition 2015 was broad and diverse and the quality of the trees was excellent. Species ranging from Potentilla, through to Berbers, Gardenia, Zelkova, Chinese Elm, Privet and Quince to name a few.
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 »
The Heathrow Bonsai Show was a great success, and some of the broadleaved bonsai trees on display were shown to their full advantage with the onset of autumn colour and even those that had yet to turn were still impressive as shown from the sample of broadleaved bonsai trees on display below. The range of… Read more »
Alan Harriman is selling his bonsai collection so for more details contact Alan via e-mail: alan.harriman1@btinternet. He can also provide further details about any of the trees shown in the photographs. Offers for individual trees can be made by e-mail to Alan or at the Open Days of March 22nd and 23rd 2014.
Bonsai artists get their inspiration from all sorts of places and this bonsai artist Chris Guise, has re-created Bilbo baggins house Bag End using a Chinese Elm, ingenious or what!
So you want to keep a bonsai tree, you are not alone in this and may be you have even had one before but it died as is common to hear however it probably wasn’t your fault so here is a simple guide to starting out for the first time or having a second go.
Here are details of the visiting clubs and societies that attend our winter image show… Artistic Bonsai Circle Cryptomeria japonica (Japanese Cedar) Zelkova serrata (Japanese Zelkova) Ulmus parvifolia ‘Corticosa’ (Cork Bark Elm) Potentilla spp. Chaenomeles japonica ‘Chojubai’ (Japanese Qunice) Juniperus chinensis (Chinese Juniper) Acer palmatum ‘Deshojo’ (Deshojo Maple)
This month there were six entries for tree of the month including Korean Hornbeams, Deshojo maple, Chinese Elm, Siberian Elm and a Forsythia. The winning tree was a mame Korean Hornbeam, followed in second place by a Chinese Elm and in third place a Forsythia.