Posts Tagged: Nature

Traders @ BCI Convention

Bonsai trees as well as pots, tools, sundries and viewing stones were available for sale within the Memorial Park from various traders at the 2015 Bonsai Clubs International Convention in Guangzhou in China this September. It was a good opportunity to see what was being produced and sold within China as some of the Shohin… Read more »

Yamadori for sale at Exposition de Bonsai, France

Yamadori is bonsai material collected from nature and provides the artist with fanatic natural material to work with when designing a bonsai tree. The art forms found in nature have inspired many a bonsai enthusiast and this is one way

Surprising Nature

I posted this picture on a Bonsai forum and several members thought that they were bronze/metal toadstools that had been used. In fact, my wife collected some large fir cones and put them on the wall out in all weathers. While wandering around the garden on a cold morning I came across this and couldn’t… Read more »

Design from nature

Terry Adams gave a brilliant presentation for us with a slideshow of images of trees in nature and how they offer serious food for thought when it comes to bonsai design. He presented his ideas on designing bonsai trees based on his many years of observations of nature. He has gained inspiration from many sources

Pomegranate ‘Punica granatum’

Back in 1989, I was reading book on growing exotic fruits; I was eating a Pomegranate at the time and decided to have a go with some of the seeds. Following the book’s instructions the seeds were put on a plate and left on a windowsill to go mouldy. They were then planted and put… Read more »