Last weekend Mark hosted a Munster Bonsai Club workshop with Ian Young and Phil Donnelly. I could only take part on the Saturday although the lads kept things rolling on Sunday.
More from Mark’s blog here;
Trees lined up for attention
Phil checking the roots of Ger’s JWP, a tree he purchased several years ago in Dublin
Initially the talk was of reducing the crown…
Then, the possibility of removing much more…
my larch clump, collected about a year previously
Dermot’s nice juniper
Mark had some homework done…
better view of Dermot’s juniper
great minds think alike… Piotr’s clump larch
Mark’s pine was already well developed
more options discussed
down to work
you missed a bit
larch after some jinning and pruning
I can’t believe you let him cut so much off !
my homework is some wiring to bring down the…
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My interest in bonsai began in 1955, soon after I returned from the Korean War. My father had just turned his hobby into a business, and asked me if I would help him manage Bonsai By Kay in San Francisco. My father had been collecting and growing bonsai soon after returning to California from the internment center in 1946. It became a business in 1952. Word of his trees quickly became news in the Bay Area and his business fared well.
My father was among several contributors to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens “Handbook of Dwarf Potted Trees, The Bonsai of Japan, 1953.” He was also well regarded by his peers, Homei Iseyama (Berkeley), Yuji Yoshimura (Japan), and John Naka (Los Angeles).
I worked under his tutelage full time for three years and part time for another three years, while I was a student in Landscape Architecture. I left the business…
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