Carving and wiring: a tale of a bougainvillea, a Ficus, glass and sawdust.

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Tree number one: Bougainvillea. Needs repotting, wiring….

……and some carving. The nubs above…..

…..and above…..

…..and above……

But below, we have a willow leaf in need of some bondage. There is, amazingly, a YouTube video on this tree here

I do apologize to my YouTube watchers on the infrequency of my videos. I’ll get back into the groove with them soon. I just don’t like being on camera. I prefer for the trees to be the star. But…..

…..I’m just the dork…..to do the work!Don’t you wish you were as dorky as me?

Let’s get to the point.

The trunk is pretty nice. It was purchased from Wigert’s nursery by my client.

it’s in an Italian bonsai pot, believe it or not.

Your ten cent trick of the day is this: when carving, its best to cover the soil surface. Raw sawdust isn’t good for the soil. Since I’m…

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Peter Warren Weekend @ Munster Bonsai Club

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Last weekend I was invited as a guest of Munster Bonsai Club to attend the Peter Warren two day workshop hosted by the Cuan Mhuire Garden Centre in Bruree. I wasn’t going to miss the opportunity to watch and listen to Peter at work so popped down to road to Limerick to see the action. Peter flies under the radar in the bonsai world, a self confessed self deprecating personality with a unique but practical approach to bonsai cultivation and design, always putting the tree first over the owner. A true tree lover, you could almost call it Budan love 😉

We had two glorious days in the Limerick sunshine and even had to move outside to stop melting at one point. With 6-7 participants each day and a few added observers we had a pretty full house. It was great to meet up with a few people who to…

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