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Technique screens at Sei Boku Bonsai Kai

Previously today I went to the Sei Boku Bonsai Kai to discuss screen in advance of their yearly exhibition in June. After going through the fundamentals, we took a look at participant screens with an eye towards making enhancements utilizing the accents, trees, as well as stands we carried hand.

We began the workout by having actually participants established their screens and afterwards took a look at different arrangements to see which we suched as finest. Up was an olive bonsai in a polished blue oval.

Olive - stand option 1

Olive– stand alternative 1

There was a 2nd stand that was the appropriate dimension in a various design so we offered it a shot.

Stand option 2

Stand alternative 2

The taller stand was the group preferred yet we located it intriguing that the red shade in the 2nd alternative made the vegetation stick out even more as well as the rounded legs promoted the contours on the sides of the pot. Were the taller stand not available, the much shorter stand would certainly be a great option.

Successive was an eleagnus.

Eleagnus on a round stand

Eleagnus on a rounded stand

Round stands are an all-natural selection for high, slim trees as they raise the reasonably level pots over the table.

That claimed, the following most prominent selection for high, slim trees is to position them on big pieces. When they are presented atop a stand, this alternative is fantastic if rounded stands aren’t offered or the trees are just as well high to value.

Eleagnus on a slab

Eleagnus on a piece

In smaller sized areas, it’s okay for the primary tree as well as accent to remain on the exact same piece.

Eleagnus and accent sharing a slab

Eleagnus as well as accent sharing a piece

When it was time to present a shimpaku juniper in a geometric pot I was truly interested to see which comes close to would certainly be my fave. If the objective is to maintain the screen simple, we began with a straightforward accent– a great selection.

Shimpaku with small accent

Shimpaku with tiny accent

Since the juniper is much less than 18 ″ high, we attempted developing a three-point screen by including a 2nd tree, a semi-cascade Japanese maple.

Three-point display with maple and shimpaku

Three-point screen with maple as well as shimpaku

I believe developing a tree-point screen is the very best means to fill up the six-foot screen room for medium-sized trees, yet the maple right here plainly isn’t the very best enhance for the juniper. Not just is it as well enclose dimension to the juniper, yet, as well as extra notably, it appears like both are connecting to touch each various other which takes interest far from the primary tree.

The last alternative we attempted included the juniper with a bigger accent.

Juniper with larger accent

Juniper with bigger accent

This alternative was prominent as the bigger accent recommended a landscape that made us consider the geometric container as an alternate for a rock protrusion where we may anticipate such a juniper to expand.

The last bonsai we took a look at was a hawthorn woodland. We began by checking out every one of out accent alternatives with each other.

Hawthorn with accents

Hawthorn with accents

The initial alternative we intended to see was the red delicious as the shade made a good comparison to the hawthorn vegetation.

Hawthorn with succulent

Hawthorn with delicious

While the shade is great with this combination, the delicious struck some as hefty for a structure with slim trunks. That led us to attempt a brush on a mossy pile.

Hawthorn with fern

Hawthorn with brush

The majority of the group favored this alternative as the shade variant in the fern vegetation enhanced the darker eco-friendlies of the hawthorn while the moss enhanced the concept that we’re seeing a piece of a natural surroundings with hawthorns expanding in it.

If we had extra trees, stands, as well as accents offered to us, we would certainly have attempted a lot more mixes to see which we favored. Also when our alternatives are restricted, taking a couple of mins when we established up screens can make a huge distinction or at the very least allow us recognize if we require to locate a brand-new pot– or stand or accent for that issue.

Have any kind of preferred mixes over? Allow us recognize in the remarks listed below.

Information & & Updates

We’re remaining to include brand-new items as well as re-stock the Bonsai Tonight Online shop this springtime. Recently we kept in mind that we have light weight aluminum cable as well as cut paste back in supply. Today we have numerous publications as well as minimal dirt offered.

  • Over 200 celebratory cds from Kokufu exhibitions are currently offered. The Kokufu-ten is referred to as the very best program in Japan as well as it’s a terrific source for researching tree layout or screen. Locate quantities from Kokufu 50 (1976) via Kokufu 95 (2021) in the Kokufu-ten exhibition publication collection
  • We have actually likewise included a handful of brochures from the Gafu-ten exhibit. Gafu-ten is Japan’s premier shohin exhibition. The brochures from the occasion are fantastic sources for researching shohin screen. See restricted quantities from Gafu-ten 21 (1996) via 37 (2012) in the Gafu-ten exhibition publication collection
  • Both kanuma as well as akadama (regular solidity) remain in supply currently. See the Bonsai Dirt collection for information.


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