Congratulations to Jim Butterworth for winning the Best Deciduous category with his Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) that was on the Aka Matsu club display.
Posts Tagged: Nature
This year’s show was another success with over 400 visitors and over 100 bonsai trees on display as individual exhibits or part of a club display or shohin or mame display. The show also had a wide range of traders and purchases of bonsai and associated sundries seem to be selling well on the day.
This year was amazing, the club members and volunteers who helped out on the Saturday for the set up did a great job and everything was in place well before 8pm.
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 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
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 »
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
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 »