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Yard Excursion: Bobby Curttright|Michael Hagedorn

This is the initial in a collection of articles concerning the yards of my previous pupils. Up, Bobby Curttright, with me from 2013-2016. His bonsai yard gets on the eastern side of Rose city, not much from the snow-capped Waterfall Array.

Delight in the picture essay!


The initial point that strikes you concerning Bobby’s yard is the distinct sensory experience. Things are selected for their essential charm: timber, steel, ceramic. The workshop is lined with pieces of discolored Douglas fir, the bark still affixed. Every little thing is meticulously curated as well as positioned. Trees are key, yet their discussion is a solid 2nd.


A Limber Pine in an antique pot bordered by lots of smaller sized things. Consisting of a hut with a living roofing.


I have actually never ever seen a lot of Gyozan pots in one location. Bobby’s choice often tends towards Gyozan’s diverse, art ceramic variety.


The wildness of this Coast Pine drops in line with the natural, grunge pot visual.


Also the greenhouse is distinct.


Exploring Bobby’s yard is a consistent shock. You transform an edge as well as discover an eccentric burl rack as well as various other strange as well as fascinating things inhabiting a wall surface. (Keep in mind the little Gyozan pot.)


Lily of the Valley plus hemlock.


Bobby plus tube.






An orchid after blooming.


In a protected yard place stay a couple of huge Hill Hemlocks accumulated by the fantastic Anton Nijhuis, flanked by some lovely Rhododendrons. In this side lawn Bobby’s young boy Asher attempted to obtain me associated with numerous sideline tasks, which I stayed clear of by revealing interest concerning a delicious chocolate banana pop.

Discussing his organization, Bobby claims: “I intend to include as lots of present kind areas for trees as feasible. I want to have areas where individuals can bring their trees to establish display screens as well as picture, as well as bring their very own screen things or use/buy things I have actually discovered. That might be done separately or in team sessions. I’m using individually mentor, tree designing, tree sales, present product sales, as well as minimal local traveling for exclusive job.”

Bobby claims their supreme strategy is to have a Bonsai Air B&B.

If you get on Instagram you’re most likely acquainted with Bobby’s regular articles: @cascadiabonsai

As well as Bobby can be gotten to at



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