Originally Posted by edinatlanta
While this is really, really cool, I still like my
bonsai to be more natural looking. Not saying I don't like it but I would style mine differently. Can't really argue with a master though
I'll PM you shortly. Actually was looking at bonsai tours for next year.
Very interested in that although I'm a noob so not sure how beneficial it would be to me.
Really hope you stick around in this thread.
BTW... post some pics?
That's totally cool! There are many purists in Japan who think Murata is a show-off.
Are you familiar with Kyozo Murata? The man is long gone, but I think his family is still keeping the nursery running in Omiya. He was the master more natural and delicate styles. His book "Four Seasons of Bonsai" should be readily available. If you do not have that, do take a look.
I kind of like both styles, more sculptural and natural, but being a northern chap, nothing quote speaks to me like a beaten up conifer.
Dude...it will take your hobby to a whole new level.
As long as you do not let the awesomeness of the trees there overwhelm you and make you desperate. This is exactly what happened to me.
I had some 6 years under my belt before venturing there...just to realise I was a total noob still.
Our climate makes greeenhouse a mandatory tool really. There is no way I could do that.
Building one, possibly, keeping it heated...hardly.
We have lots of great natural material available here, but the problem is that they do not have enough time to root properly before the Winter hits us again. Also, our winters have killed some well established trees as well.
Sure, I'll hook you up with a friendly party. If he can not sort you out, no one can.
OK, will check this thread from time to time.
Sorry, all photos were taken with my auld trusty Eos 3, so they are all slides.
I have no chance to scan them. Sorry.