This is the workshop tokonoma display that we created for yesterday’s workshop here at Willowbog Bonsai.


A real tree in the main section and a tree sculpture in the side alcove.


European beech, Fagus sylvatica,  that we purchased on a visit to Madrid last year.


The tree belongs to Willowbogger Antony R and it is growing remarkably well. We have had a lot of experience with this species here, indeed, there are four examples in The Willowbog Collection that we collected ourselves back in the late nineteen eighties and nineties, but I don’t think that I have seen an example exhibit such a strong second flush of growth as this Spanish origin tree shows here.


The accent featured a couple of items from The Proprietor’s ceramic collection.