Today was the first day for everyone to have an opportunity to view and buy the new bonsai stock that Lee has bought in from Japan for 2019 after being through quarantine plus rigorous testing and checks by the plant health governing authorities for the past few weeks / months.
Posts Tagged: Japan
Agenda 一 Exhibiting and displaying Shohin 二 Daiju-en bonsai nursery 三 Shinpukuji temple bonsai 四 Tokoname
The Swindon Winter Image Bonsai Show will be held on Sunday 26th February 2017 and Lee Verhorevoort will be one of the bonsai traders selling at the show. He has recently returned from a buying trip to Japan and will have some superb bonsai for sale at the show of all species, sizes and styles… Read more »
Camellia are another stunning flowering tree or shrub which make for an interesting bonsai for those who like flowering species. One of the most commonly used is Camellia japonica, however there are over 200 species of Camellia so a wide range to choose from.
Fellow Japanophiles, if you have ever wondered why pine trees are so revered in Japan, this video attempts to explain it, bonsai and all. Made and broadcast by NHK world, shared by Jake Hobson.
This wasn’t a place we first expected to see bonsai, staying in the Fujiya Hotel for a couple of days enjoying the ornamental gardens from our room we decided to go for a closer look. Whilst exploring the beautifully maintained gardens we stumbled upon a good sized collection of bonsai trees seemingly maintained by the… Read more »
One of the things I remember fondly about our trip to Japan, wasn’t just the big impressive show-worthy bonsai but the domestic bonsai that could be found in any random location by the road or outside the ticket office at a bus station. I was going to describe this as ‘achievable’ bonsai, but in nothing more than admiration;
Mark & Ritta Cooper have spent a great deal of time immersed in japanese culture over time. Tonight they wanted to share their exploits. They talked about the country, bonsai, koi and everything in between. Like a lot of bonsai enthusiasts it all started with koi fish and a pond, they also talked about their… Read more »
Monkaburi is the term used to describe trees with a branch leaning out over a pathway or gateway and this is also referred to as a welcome branch. These are common to see in Japan over doorways and entrances and this is something that can be built into your bonsai design on Pines in particular.
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… Read more »