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Bonsai Banter Issue # 56 Shohin and More
October 31, 2014
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Winter and BonsaiIn Central Florida, D&L bonsai nusery just posted a winter warning "We can go from eighties to freezing in one day here ..."
You may not have this problem, however, if you haven't prepared for winter weather, don't put it off any longer.
If you have no idea what to do with your trees, many bonsai nurseries can help. D&L has a 'Rent-a-Bench.' Last time I checked Bonsai West near Boston had a similar service.
Those of you in the tropics are probably safe from freezes, although this is a photo of a unique winter attack in South Florida. (This buttonwood lived.) It won't hurt to have some frost protection fabric on hand.
Mini Bonsai in China
If you're a fan of shohin, you will enjoy the recent blog of Morten Albek. He said:
"The 2nd Mini-bonsai exhibition September 2014 in Changzhou Qinxin Garden was an experience and a surprise to me. I had not expected something like this when I was invited to China to be part of this event."
"I look forward to see how Mini-bonsai will grow and develop the next years, in China, Japan, Korea, Denmark, Europe and the rest of the world."
Don't miss any of the tons of photos and Morten's wonderful observations on Morten Albek's blog on mini bonsai in China
October 9, 2014 - Pacific Bonsai Museum"For the past 25 years, the Pacific Bonsai Museum (formerly the Weyerhaeuser Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection) has been home to world-class bonsai originating from around the globe. The Pacific Bonsai Museum is a hidden treasure that celebrates bonsai as a fine art.
As the museum celebrates its 25th anniversary, the PBM is proud to announce the addition of two new staff members. Kathy McCabe joins as executive director and Aarin Packard joins as curator, succeeding Dave De Groot."
"De Groot is retiring this year after serving as the founding curator dating back to the museum’s opening in 1989."
Much appreciation and best wishes to Dave and congratulations to Aarin (shown here.)
Be sure to see the latest site for the Pacific Bonsai Museum
A Brief Commentary
Lazaro J. Quintino posted this question to me on Facebook:
Bonsai-Mary Gets MailIf you live in or near Park Forest, Illinois you may be familiar with the 'Chinese House,' residence of artist Mark Reed.
He designed his home and is also the creator of "Silent Bonsai."
Mark's bonsai(a hobby of 20 years) are artificial and very unique. He told me he was first influenced by Deborah Koreshoff's book.
The bonsai stands are also his one-of-a-kind original designs.
I was fascinated and think you will enjoy the Mark Reed pinterest site
Time To Advertise
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Bonsai South's ad is a good example of how yours could look. See his live ad here: Yamadori
BonsaiMary averaged over 1,000 visits a day again this month!
Until next time, thanks for your input and for visiting my site.
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