East Van Bonsai’s next meeting is Monday November 27. 621 Kingsway, Vancouver. 7-9pm. The monthly meetings are currently drop-in socials. Bring your trees and tools, or just your questions. All friendly people are welcome! What’s happening this month? November marks the last meet of the year. We will continue fall work on conifers. Wiring and … Continue reading The next BONSAI SOCIAL is NOV 27.
Here are 10 helpful tips on how to begin. 1. Determine the space or area you have for your tree(s). What is the light level like? Full sun, a few hours of sun, or bright shade? Heavily shaded or dark areas are not ideal for growing healthy bonsai. 2. Research tree species. Figure out which … Continue reading I WANT A BONSAI TREE. WHERE DO I START?
What do you do with a San Jose juniper that has too many branches? Create some air-layers! At least, that’s what Kenji Miyata did. I acquired a half-dozen junipers from Miyata last year, five of which came with layers in progress. Now that the weather has cooled down, I thought it could be a good… via … Continue reading Have a look at this air-layer article from Bonsai Tonight. We are hoping to do a workshop for EVB in the spring.
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Chinatown is beautiful. One side is open to the public with no admission fee. It’s a calming oasis right in Vancouver. The other side which holds tours is open to garden members and the general public for a fee. If you haven’t seen either side of the garden … Continue reading A look at the Penjing tour/demo/workshop from Sept 16th.
Here are a few images from this year’s Vancouver Penjing Society show. Held at VanDusen on Saturday and Sunday. The vendor area was buzzing with activity and the show itself featured many colourful trees. Bonsai in Vancouver. Vancouver Bonsai Continue reading Vancouver Penjing Show. May 13-14 2017
One highlight of my recent visit to Japan was a day trip to Tokoname where a group of us visited several well-known kilns. Our first stop – the Koyo kiln. Koyo – the kiln established in 1970 by Kouichirou Aiba, is best known for its glazed pots. Today the kiln is run by Aiba’s son,… via … Continue reading Tokoname Bonsai Pots. Koyo Kiln Visit by Bonsai Tonight
On April 15 Mike S. visited Metro Vancouver Gardening Society’s annual bonsai and flower show at VanDusen Garden. The photos below are just a selection of the well over fifty trees and flowering plants on display. https://www.facebook.com/vancouvergardening/ Words and images courtesy of Mike S. Continue reading Images From The Metro Vancouver Gardening Society Show