Last workshop in this year – in pictures.

Munster Bonsai Club

some materials for sale

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Some trees critique and other waiting for attention

All hands on deck and work on my friends

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Some trees after work. not all from workshop some are missing , I was so busy to take pictures.Thanks all a specially Ian and Phil for another lovely school year and last this year workshop. We will see you again next year.

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3 Big Ones- Coastal Redwoods

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When I first started working with trees my initial thought was we would take Costal Redwood starts and grow the trees as small as possible.  Tree 3 shows this, this tree is 18 years old and has always been grown in very little soil. The pot is 15 years old, made in Japan.

Dimensions Pot  3.5 / 9 /12
from soil to top about 24 inches

This tree is the first Redwood I have grown that has developed seed cones 2 years ago.  I harvested a couple of seeds but left most on the tree.

While I haven’t tried to start from seed yet I’m looking forward to that.

The top needs work for sure, I just haven’t decided what is next.  Probably top it then lightning strike the top.

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Has been grown in the same style .  This tree is 9 years old .

The oval pot is 9 years…

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Some Pots by Walsall Ceramics

Robert Nocher Shohin Bonsai

At this time of year, I’m thinking about and trying to acquire the pots I will need when the re-potting season begins in the Spring. I have a number of larch trees in development that will need to be re-potted as soon as the season will permit. When I think about larch bonsai, I think about Walsall Ceramic pots. The shapes and earth tone glazes of their pots, complement this species perfectly.

Here are some I’ve acquired recently.

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And here are some of the trees that will be going into them

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This tree was planted in a similar Walsall pot, 3 years ago

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