Tree roots are fascinating things and there was no better place to see the diversity of tree roots than amongst the streets of Hong Kong. Roots are the anchorage for the above ground element of the tree and they search out water and nutrients. If you are looking for inspiration for your bonsai artistry then… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Root over rock
Rock plantings are a great way to get to see more of the root systems of bonsai trees as these are often exposed over the rocks allowing the observer to see more than one would usually see of the intricate network of roots of trees.
The Open Competition at Wessex Bonsai Society Show was well attended and the overall Best in Show went to Bill Baker with his Scots Pine. Here are the award winners from the first 3 classes and more on the other classes and wider class entries in subsequent posts.
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.
Puzzlewood is an awesome woodland attraction near the village of Coleford in the Forest of Dean. We took a day trip to visit the awe inspiring woods following a recommendation from a fellow bonsai enthusiast and were not disappointed.
This month we had an evening looking back at the Siberian Elms that various club members had been growing over rocks for the past few years since being given them as cuttings.
If you are looking to increase your bonsai collection then you must check out Marc Bauwens Bonsai Nursery in Belgium. We contacted Marc and arranged a visit and wow did he have some phenomenol trees in stock.
Recently there have been some fabulous examples of root over rock styles at bonsai shows throughout the UK and some excellent examples were present at Heathrow bonsai show this month. This technique of planting the bonsai over a rock or even clinging to a rock is not an easyone to perfect and to be convincing