This year the bonsai traders were again selling a fabulous range of everything bonsai and some of their sales tables were also great exhibits too. Here is a quick look at the traders who attended the show and hopefully everyone bought a little something from one or more of them.
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The work that is involved in putting on any kind of show is usually quite considerable and this is true of a bonsai show. The Club members and their families who help to support the Swindon Bonsai Club displayed many of their own bonsai trees this year.
Shohin bonsai are a size of bonsai which are around 20 cm or 8 inches in height and are larger than mame. They are a very popular size of bonsai more recently and easy to transport and usually displayed as part of a set of trees as opposed to as individuals. The overall actual dimensions… Read more »
Shohin and Mame were represented well at this years Swindon Winter Image Show and not just as displays but as companion trees to larger trees and as part of club displays too. Here are a selection of the tiny trees that caught my attention at the show.
Thank you to all the visiting Clubs and Societies who attended the 2016 Swindon Winter Image Show, here are some of the overall club displays and more pictures will follow in future posts of the individual trees from the displays.
Paul Bowerbank is our Chairman for Swindon and District Bonsai Society and he was given an award and named on the Federation of British Bonsai (FoBBS) Roll of Honours for his dedication to promoting the art of bonsai.
If you are looking to buy a bonsai tree then here is a selection of bonsai trees of all species, shapes and sizes and budgets that are available from Lodder Bonsai BV in Holland. You can visit the nursery direct or buy from their online shop or attend one of their open days and the… Read more »
If you are looking to create a Japanese garden to set off your bonsai display or just to enhance your garden then take a look at some of the amazing garden trees that are available to buy or even start one off yourself. These are available from Lodder Bonsai BV in Holland and for more… Read more »
On March 12 (Saturday) and 13 (Sunday), Lodder Bonsai bv and Hoka-en will hold their annual Open House. They have prepared an interesting programme during these 2 days. Demonstrations on Saturday by Vaclav Novak and on Sunday by Hotsumi Terakawa; a bonsai exhibition by the members of bonsai club Shoryukai.
Mame is a term used to describe very small bonsai usually less than 10 centimetres or 4 inches in height and generally smaller than shohin. They are very cute due to the smallness of size but do require extra care given the size of pot to avoid drying out.