This was an evening’s insight into everything that is great about bonsai yet packed into a scale that is miniature in a world of what is commonly referred to as Mame and Shohin.
Posts categorised: Club Meetings
This months tree of the month was awarded to two trees jointly for first place.
This was an excellent evening, with 27 club members in attendance to hear Ritta Cooper talk on Kusamono and Shitakusa followed by a really fun active participation demonstration to create your very own Kusamono and Shitakusa.
Malcom Hughes gave a very informative talk for our club night and I managed to gleen 10 pages of notes from the talk and here is a summary of the main points that were discussed regarding maples.
A change from the usual format, Tree of the Month has been separated from Malcolm Hughe’s talk for your special delectation. Enjoy
We had a change in programme tonight from the scheduled event, Malcolm Hughes, now postponed to next month, brought July’s workshop early and we quickly got down to business. The evening consisted mostly of pruning, tea and medals (Chelsea gold) stopping for the Tree of Month competition.
This month the competition had thirteen tree entries and as part of the evenings exercise we all carried out a task to judge one tree based on the new talent criteria suggested guidelines to judging.
The Tree of the Month Competition is staged at each main club meeting throughout the year with the exception of the AGM and the Christmas Dinner. The objective is to stage a friendly competition between members and to give all members the chance to display trees.
This months club night was a general workshop and it was well attended with many club members bringing in all sorts of trees to work on in various ways. Some were re-potting, some were pruning, styling and others designing, whilst some were happy to watch and learn.