Bonsai for future generations

Originally posted on Bonsai & Yamadori from Tony Tickle:
It’s so important that we make locally grown material for bonsai as we know that it will thrive in our climate and that we make provision for future generations of bonsai enthusiasts. I have been taking cuttings for over ten years, some take but many do not. I have a parent Itoigawa plant that I have… Continue reading Bonsai for future generations

The Flock Report – by Trevor Hardaker

Originally posted on Hermanus Bird Club:
? I am sure that Trevor Hardaker won’t mind my copying his excellent report on the Flock at Sea, as it provides an interesting insight into an incredible event. ‘We are back from the Flock at Sea AGAIN! 2017 cruise and there is only one thing that can really be said about it… if you were NOT on this… Continue reading The Flock Report – by Trevor Hardaker

8th World Bonsai Convention in Saitama City, Japan– Part 3, Shohin Bonsai

Valavanis Bonsai Blog There were a great number of beautiful shohin and mame bonsai on display, many of unusual species. Each of the display compositions was well executed. e US National Shohin Bonsai Exhibition were they will be displayed in a unique venue. Additonally, workshops with superb plant material, lecture/demonstrations, auctions and a critique will be held. Join us! More information can be found at: … Continue reading 8th World Bonsai Convention in Saitama City, Japan– Part 3, Shohin Bonsai

8th World Bonsai Convention in Saitama City, Japan– Part 2

Valavanis Bonsai Blog The 8th World Bonsai Convention is now history and could probably be never repeated again! Especially in Japan. I asked numerous officials of the Nippon Bonsai Association if they can do it again…. next year. EVERY one of them burst out laughing, loud and said “I’m tired.” The were wrong with the estimated number of visitors too. They expected 20,000 visitors for … Continue reading 8th World Bonsai Convention in Saitama City, Japan– Part 2