Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dalas Bonsai Society Auction

Dallas Bonsai Society annual auction will be held at North Havens Garden this week end
on September 2 2010 & is open to the public,from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Bidders are urged to come early ...see the trees and Bonsai related articles (tools,pots,books, ect.) to be auctioned off . Be sure to register & receive your bidders paddle.
This has become one of the biggest annual events for Dallas Bonsai Society so be sure
and come ,you could pick up a bargain .... cash/check/ or credit cards are accepted.
Bent Tree Bonsai will be closed in the a.m. We will be taking in the auction Saturday
see you there happy bidding!!!!
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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Boulevard Cypress

Gabe came by ,wanted to know if I needed some help? Well I had this
boulevard cypress for a couple of yrs. I've wanted to style it, but hadn't
gotten around to it.

So Gabe started to work on the
tree. Pick out the branches you
want to keep & get rid
of the rest.

I want to keep these
now what do I do?

Take a sip of that Bud lite Gabe,
it"s hot out here!

Are you serious , you mean
I got to wire
all these branches??
Man I'm going to need
another Bud lite!!

That's a lot of wiring but it was worth it.
Now next spring we will repott this into a
training container...nice job Gabe!!

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Hollywood juniper

This Hollywood juniper has had the roots pruned for the last three yrs. enabling me
to put it in a shallow container. It has had only minor branch pruning & essentially this is it's
1st. styling.

This is the before picture. Good healthy foliage

Se and I picked out the
primary branches then started
to wire.

The tree is wired and has had it's 1st.
styling . It will need a couple of yrs. to fill out.
Further branch pruning will be necessary,
I will update on it's progress later.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Ash Juniper

This Ash Juniper was styled by Roy Nagatoshi in October 2003 in Ft.Worth
and it was raffled off.

It was won by Maria my wife
(dressed in black) and her edict was
"it's my tree don't touch it"

So seven yrs. later after repeated requests
she relented and said we could work on it.

Se and I worked on the tree while his wife
Panda watched

after cutting seven yrs of growth off
and rewiring this is the result.
Updates on this tree's progress will follow.

As always "wax on wax off".

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sat. a.m. Roy's demo. on a juniper

Dallas Bonsai Society and Ft.Worth Bonsai Society

Saturday morning we're at North Haven Gardens for Roy Nagatoshi's demonstration.
He must be behind that juniper?

I see a hand behind all that foliage

He cut away some branches, I can almost make him out---Maybe he's kind of shy!

Hey! there's Roy he's not shy at all!
After cutting most of the foliage he's working with a pair of jin pliers on the branches

After choosing a front for the tree he sets about styling and wiring the tree

The tree is raffled off and the smiling winner is Bill Tingle, congratulations!!!!

Well I still got 45 minuets left you want me to style that other juniper?

Duh ! What do you think --we can raffle that one also.

So 15 minuets later minus the foliage

30 minuets later having wired the tree and picked a front it's ready to be raffled of.

Dallas Bonsai Society president Chuck Talley and Roy are ready to have the 2nd raffle of the day.

The winner is new member Randy Harris
Lucky,lucky way to go Randy!
Thanks to Roy Nagatoshi for a great program.
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Sat. afternoon workshop with Roy Nagatoshi

After lunch we came back to North Haven Gardens and Roy proceeded to school
us in the art of Bonsai.

Roy,Garret & David pose for a picture in front of their bonsai

Richard is shown happily wiring his tree

Bill proudly posing along side his ponderosa pine

Roy shows Dave how to bend a wired branch on his ash juniper

Diane is following wiring instructions
on her juniper

Oh I see what you mean ,
yeah that's better!

Alvaro is working on his ash juniper

Alvaro introduces Roy to his son
a future bonsai artist

Last but not least, yours truly with my Hollywood juniper.... thanks for all the help Roy it was a great workshop, everybody had a good time. Read more!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sun with Roy Nagatoshi at Ft.Worth

Sunday Roy came to the Botanical Gardens in Ft.Worth & conducted a demo. on a
Japanese boxwood for the Ft.Worth Bonsai Society.

Here Roy talks about the growth habits
of the boxwood & how it can grow a dense canopy.

After cutting away a lot of the foliage
he recalled a saying his mentor John Naka had
when styling a tree "you should leave open
spaces for the birds to fly through".

Roy continues to prune & wire the tree

He has transformed the boxwood into a
beautiful tree shape with plenty of spaces
for the birds to fly through!

The tree was raffled off and the luck winner
was Joe Andrews !
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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Roy Nagatoshi visits Dallas & Ft. Worth

Well known Bonsai artist Roy Nagatoshi will be in Dallas Saturday at north haven gardens.
Sept. 4th He will be doing a styling demonstration on a Juniper for the Dallas Bonsai Society. It will begin at9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The public is invited it is free no admission.

In the afternoon 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. he will conduct a bring your own tree work shop
the price is $45.00 dollars. Limited to ten participants Dallas & Ft.Worth members only. This is a great opportunity to have Roy help you with your tree!

Roy will also be in Ft.Worth Sunday doing a styling demonstration on an other juniper.
Sept.5 at the Ft.Worth Botanical Gardens from 1:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m. & it is free to the public.
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