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Both surprising and satifying !

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Surprising and satisfying hardly does justice to yesterday’s March Bonsai Chat here at Willowbog Bonsai. We must have had one of the best ever attendances for these community days, which is saying something when you think that ” Chat ” must have been on the go now for perhaps a couple of decades ! It… Read more »

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Three men in a B.O.A.T…………..session

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Where in this sense BOAT  stands for   Bonsai Occupational Aunty Therapy, with me assuming the role of Aunty !     I ask you, three grown men playing with little trees ?  we certainly need some sort of therapy. The G-man’s first shaping of a European yew bit of yamadori material. Antony with his… Read more »

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Busy ” Chat ”

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Following a couple of months of quiet Bonsai Chats, at least in terms of numbers attending, we had quite a busy day here at Willowbog Bonsai yesterday for our November get together. Thanks to those responsible for recording the day with my camera although, in fact, none of the photos really give a sense of… Read more »

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Penultimate workshop

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Yesterday, Saturday 18th November, Willowbog Bonsai staged it’s penultimate monthly workshop of the year. How the time slips away when you are having fun !! The six participants included four ”dyed in the wool” workshop regulars, Penny, Angela, Antony and The G-man, as well as John, a Bonsai Chat regular who was taking part in… Read more »

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Overspill workshop.

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Due to demand we staged an extra workshop to complement our normal monthly workshop here at Willowbog Bonsai last Saturday. Angela was one of four Willowboggers who kindly agreed to help us out by switching to this extra day, she seems happy enough to have done so as she gets on with re-potting her newly… Read more »

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Thank you.

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Yes, I know that I indicated that the last post was the final one in the series but I have one photo still to use and some people to thank. After the visit to the Pacific Bonsai Museum we ended the day back in Portland for a spot of last minute shopping. Whilst waiting for… Read more »

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The Pacific Bonsai Museum.

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  The final visit of our trip was to the Pacific Bonsai Museum in the Seattle region. This was on the Saturday prior to our Sunday morning flight home. We had fixed up a tour of the collection whilst at the Artisans Cup event and in conversation with the Museum’s curator Aarin Packard. If I… Read more »

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Three men in a car.

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Wanker Warren, Farty Snarty and Piddly Ridley set off on a road trip in search of trees !! We had enjoyed the hospitality of the Mirai bunkhouse on the Monday night and at the ungodly hour of three-thirty am. PW woke us and we drove off into the night heading south. We actually went south… Read more »

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And so to Mirai !

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On the Monday morning following the Artisans Cup weekend we hired a car for the next part of our trip. Our first port of call was Ryan Neil’s garden, Bonsai Mirai. I guess that most of the folk that have been interested in Ryan’s progress since returning from Japan, will have looked at the photos… Read more »

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