Images From The Metro Vancouver Gardening Society Show

Originally posted on EAST VAN BONSAI:
On April 15 Mike S. visited Metro Vancouver Gardening Society’s annual bonsai and flower show at VanDusen Garden. The photos below are just a selection of the well over fifty trees and flowering plants on display. https://www.facebook.com/vancouvergardening/   Words and images courtesy of Mike S. Continue reading Images From The Metro Vancouver Gardening Society Show

Tokoname Bonsai Pots. Koyo Kiln Visit by Bonsai Tonight

Originally posted on EAST VAN BONSAI:
One highlight of my recent visit to Japan was a day trip to Tokoname where a group of us visited several well-known kilns. Our first stop – the Koyo kiln. Koyo – the kiln established in 1970 by Kouichirou Aiba, is best known for its glazed pots. Today the kiln is run by Aiba’s son,… via A visit to the… Continue reading Tokoname Bonsai Pots. Koyo Kiln Visit by Bonsai Tonight

A look at the Penjing tour/demo/workshop from Sept 16th.

Originally posted on EAST VAN BONSAI:
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Chinatown is beautiful. One side is open to the public with no admission fee. It’s a calming oasis right in Vancouver. The other side which holds tours is open to garden members and the general public for a fee. If you haven’t seen either side of the garden yet, go, go! The… Continue reading A look at the Penjing tour/demo/workshop from Sept 16th.

Castleberry Hill, Bonsai, Downsizing, and the Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

Originally posted on Hoarder Comes Clean:
Saturday’s Castleberry Hill Loft tour reminded me that I didn’t get a chance to share these photos from last year’s tour. This year’s tour stops were all interiors, but last year’s tour included a garden.  Here’s a bonsai for scale — Tiny tree, complicated roots… Downsizing trees — this might be one way to have a personal forest for… Continue reading Castleberry Hill, Bonsai, Downsizing, and the Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale