Bonsai Graduation!

Well, Sue has gone through Boon’s Bonsai Intensive Training Program. She sat for the written test on her final visit this last time (By the way, the lowest passing score required is 90%. A great testament to the training and bonsai theory class is that Boon has yet to have anyone re-take the test.)

On the hands-on-part of the test, you are given a tree – that might be a little over-grown,  that you must totally refine and wire. It was also time to de-foliate this Japanese maple on a rock.

Sue and a Japanese Maple

Below, the tree is done. Boon was pleased with Sue’s work – and she looks pleased too. The Maple is was placed under the 30% shade-cloth and will stay there until the new leaves harden off – then it will be re-introduced to full sun again.

Finished Japanese maple work

Click on picture for a closer look.

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4 responses to “Bonsai Graduation!

  1. Sue, Omedetou gozaimashita

  2. The intensive clan is growing every year. Congratulations Sue!

  3. Congratulations, Sue …. on your dedication, perseverance, and increased skills.

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