Early November. The leaves are turning from inexperienced to crimson and yellow. Time for the long-awaited annual journey of our bonsai membership. Visiting the fields of a close-by bonsai nursery to do some trunk looking. About an hours drive from my place is a tree nursery. The proprietor of this nursery has as pastime Bonsai. As such, subsequent to his common discipline he additionally has a rising discipline for bonsai. With considered one of my golf equipment we attempt to go to this discipline at the least annually. Greatest time is in fall, throughout leaf drop, or in early spring, as bus are swelling.
These journeys for me are a spotlight of a yr. It’s nice to be out and about with the membership. As it’s outdoor, even throughout Corona instances one can go to those locations. And in case you are fortunate, you discover a bit jewel. All these timber have been grown with Bonsai in thoughts. Each few years the proprietor takes a spade and cuts the primary roots. Twice a yr all crops are hedge-trimmed. Do that for a decade or extra and you’ve got an amazing assortment of pre-bonsai, worthy of the identify.
Each spring, the proprietor issues the rows by digging quite a few timber. These are potted up in common potting soil, to be bought. They make for simply transportable crops. Nevertheless, the sphere are free to wander round in, and choose a tree too. The chosen timber are then dug on the spot, and wrapped in burlap so that you can take residence: Practically crawling on arms and knees can we examine the rows of timber. Did you see the white pines? No, however did you see the Chinese language quinces?
This yr, I got here residence with Chinese language Quince and a thick cork bark (?) elm. It was a pleasant journey, see you once more subsequent yr!