NIBS Spring Show

Originally posted on futterwithtrees:
The Northern Ireland Bonsai Society held is currently holding its annual spring show at Hillside Nursery, Cloughfern, Belfast. The venue is excellent although our stand is under cover outdoors and it is proving to be very cold at times. Numbers passing through were excellent today and the interest in the trees was great. One young couple went, with the help of Ian… Continue reading NIBS Spring Show

I make a fig weep……

Originally posted on Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog:
Behold, yonder tree, sitting on yonder table, shaking in anticipatory dread for the tortuous and barbaric bonsai techniques that soon will be practiced upon it.?Verily, it’s naming, the Weeping Fig, shall prove true today.?Ficus Benjamina, or, as many a bonsai elite likes to call it, “that piece of junk”.? This tree belongs to a client, and… Continue reading I make a fig weep……

September meeting – Bonsai

Originally posted on Castlemaine and District Garden Club:
? Club member and Bonsai enthusiast, Barry Lacey was unable to give a presentation at the September meeting so he kindly arranged for fellow Bonsai expert, Trevor Wheeler, to give a talk on the topic.  Trevor and his wife, Helen, founders of the Goldfields Bonsai group, brought along a number of Bonsai together with various tools and… Continue reading September meeting – Bonsai

Mallsai Zelkova progression

Originally posted on Bonsai Kas: Bonsai, drawings, scale models and more:
It started two years ago. As a leaving present at my last job I got a scrappy little Zelkova mallsai. For those unfamiliar with the word, a mallsai is a mass produced bonsai sold in big garden centres that are generally produced in China by people wanting to make easy money. Obviously there is nothing wrong with… Continue reading Mallsai Zelkova progression

The difference a week makes, Zelkova

Originally posted on Bonsai Kas: Bonsai, drawings, scale models and more:
It’s spring again, the time we Bonsai lovers crawl out of our caves and venture out to see if our babies survived the winter. Mine did, without any winter care as usual, that’s the advantage of only having local species. The best part of spring for me is seeing the vigorous growth that it gives… Continue reading The difference a week makes, Zelkova

2016-030-30doh Thirty Days of Haiga ~ Day 30: Morning Trees ~ (And a Question)

Originally posted on A 19 Planets Art Blog 2010/2021:
? morning among olive trees pruning bonsai As a side note: I write my haiku beneath the haiga as well only because I know on some devices the image itself may be small, making the haiku difficult to read. Haiga is haiku placed within an image as a balanced component of the composition. The prompt for 2016-030-30doh [for Sept.… Continue reading 2016-030-30doh Thirty Days of Haiga ~ Day 30: Morning Trees ~ (And a Question)