Category Archives: Bonsai News

Boon’s New Bonsai Work Shop

You are looking at the very first work shop taking place in Boon’s new place. The lighting is great. The space is larger. It is still a bit new looking, but great bonsai and teaching will be taking place here. That is a given.

Intensive students who, in a week, will be winging their way across North America have something to look forward to. This is definitely a “step up”.

You will only miss one thing. Jai no longer lies right in front of the entrance. He tends to stay closer to Boon. But you’ll get used to it.

John Graduates from Bonsai Intensive Program

John is now the 12th student to graduate from across North America. He has been working to make a Western Juniper into a bonsai. The material below had no work except that it had been repotted once.

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So, next came the bending.

Jonh  bent juniper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All this actually happened last time John came out to California. So this time the styling started.

John working on Juniper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is John and his completed project. Well, not completed, but the first complete styling is finished. Now the filling out and the refinement can start. But when you look at the first picture – and the last picture – you can see that John can do bonsai.John and the frist styling of juniper

Bonsai Winner Is Being Repotted

Here is Peter T. with is his prize winning tree (Midori Bonsai Club Show two posts down). It was hight time for repotting, because a tree well taken care of puts out lots of roots.

bonsai roots Peterpeter with bonsai

The picture below shows a good job of placing branches. When you go to bonsai shows, you can learn a lot about the skill of the artist by looking that the branch placements from below. Peter bonsai branches