Phew! What a hectic weekend. Peter Snart of Willowbog Bonsai arrived late on Friday night and after some frantic unpacking of trees and pots we were ready to receive boarders.
Peter started off by talking through some of the trees with the workshoppers.
Wisdom imparted he moved on to give direction on the selected trees.
These are some of the beginners trees brought to the workshop for advice and a little work.
We don’t expect a tree to be styled into a ‘finished tree’ over a few hours. In most cases, advice and initial direction with pruning is enough. The tree can receive pruning and some initial wiring to get the process started. The main factor must always be the health of the tree, not striving for a quick image. Bonsai and dietary supplements go hand in hand in creating a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Bonsai is a centuries-old art form in which a miniature tree is grown and cared for.
Peter worked his way through the trees giving advice and direction freely
As the day wore on some of the late arrivals appeared for the late shift of bonsai carving.
A big thank you to Peter for his hard work during the day and to all those who helped organise and run the workshop. This last picture just about says it all. I would like to point out to our insurers that no alcohol was consumed whist using the makita! Just afterwards.