Bonsai Best with Others

Bonsai Iterate

I confess, at times I am skeptical of the oft repeated notion that “bonsai is an art best undertaken with others.” (Credit Gary Reese for its repetition.) I am usually content to work on my trees in the quiet of my garden, and find the hours spent there to be very therapeutic. Then again, my office mates know full well that I love little more than “talking it out.”

Despite fully expecting to be distracted by other club business (a downside to being an NVBS officer) I had the foresight to bring my tools and a tree in case I found a few quiet minutes during the Northern Virginia Bonsai Society’s monthly meeting on Saturday. I am very grateful to David Lieu who provided his opinions and suggestions as I re-wired this little root-over-rock ficus.

It was great to talk it out! I’m sure I would have managed ok if…

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