Thursday, October 19, 2017

Int. Bonsai Academy at Hidden Gardens, Fall Session 2017 #1

From October 6 to 8 we had International Bonsai Academy, Fall session 2017 at Hidden Gardens in Willowbrook, IL, just south of Chicago. Great people and great material. See  for yourself. next year from October13 to 14, 2018 this will happen again. Spring session will be held there March 21.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Carving American Hornbeam

At Hidden Gardens, south of Chicago I carved this huge stump of collected American hornbeam, Carpinus carolineana. The nebari is extremely good. The stump would bother most folks. This has a future as Fairy Tale Bonsai. I really thnink it has a great future.  The virtual in the end shows what sort of crown I envision. There are plenty more of similar trees available at Hidden Gardens.

Trident Maple #10

Japanese Maple #17

Euonymus #1