Lanarkshire Bonsai Club Meeting 02/04/2017

Robert Nocher Shohin Bonsai

I stopped off today, at the monthly meeting of the Lanarkshire Bonsai Club, for a coffee and some bonsai chat. When I arrived Robert Porch was just finishing his pre-arranged talk.

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Here are some pics of the people and trees that were there today

Dougie Smith conducting a potting class

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Club member George working on his Deshojo maple

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Ian McMaster’s chuhin Chojubai

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Gordon’s shohin Chojubai

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Robert Porch’s Prunus Spinosa in flower

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2017 Spring Cleaning

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Today was the perfect day to clean up the garden, shed winter, and prepare trees for the sunny part of the day. Everything was moved, cleaned of weeds and debris, rotated and staged for placements. The weed base under the stands had to be sprayed with weed killer this week. I had a runaway accent plant that turns out to be super invasive. That was pulled last year and sprayed but it came back with a passion. Trees were all moved and the weed base was sprayed. I look forward to controlling that mess. That same weed likes to spread to the trees too, so those had to be taken out by the roots from the pots.

Once the area was sprayed, the trees were rearranged for summer light. Some trees can take the hot direct sun while others must be now sheltered. Trees like Sierra Junipers, Shimpaku, and similar…

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The Art of Bonsai

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Blossoming Plum Bonsai

I recently visited the Pacific Bonsai Museum, located in Federal Way, Washington. Saturday, April 8th will be the opening celebration of a new exhibit called “Natives.”

Below are a few photos I took of some of the fine specimens at the open-air museum, set in a natural forest setting.

Blossoming Pear Bonsai

Bougainvillea Bonsai

The Pacific Bonsai Museum is open Tuesdays – Sundays, 10AM – 4PM. It is closed Mondays. Admission by donation.

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