Here are a few images from this year’s Vancouver Penjing Society show. Held at VanDusen on Saturday and Sunday. The vender 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
East Van Bonsai’s next meeting is Monday May 29th. 621 Kingsway, Vancouver. 7-9pm. Note that for this month, the meet is on the 29th, not the 4th Monday. The monthly meetings are currently drop-in socials. Bring your trees and tools, or just your questions. Everyone is welcome. Come any time from 7 to 9pm, though … Continue reading Next EVB Meeting; May 29th
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
Bonsai Mirai’s Ryan Neil has been doing a lot for Bonsai in North America. Most of us are no stranger to his work. Mirai Live is an online learning tool which streams live bonsai videos weekly. The archive is accessible for subscribers to watch again and again to hone their skills. Thus far, two of … Continue reading Spotlight: Mirai Live
Mirai Live is worth a look see. The video of this Beech Forest is well done. It’s especially informative for anyone planning their own forest planting. I myself am developing a group of Styrax(Japanese Snowbell) which I just re-potted. My trees require more time for root ball development and better branch structure, but are on … Continue reading Bonsai Forests + Big Beech by Mirai.
The East Van Bonsai library is growing. Here is the list of titles which are available to sign out to members. As well as some book recommendations which are certainly worth picking up for yourself. Library Contents; Current as of March 12 2017 Bonsai Focus issues #141/164, #138/161 Bonsai Today issues #83, #84, #100, #107 … Continue reading Library & Bonsai Book Recommendations