When in Shanghai you must visit the botanical gardens, they have hundreds of the most amazing Pine Bonsai, all mature, all well maintained and in superb condition. When we visited the whole area was under reconstruction, it will be fantastic when completed in March 2017. Most of the tree were HUGE and many of the trees were around one metre in height, all shapes and styles. Surprisingly very few cascade trees, a fantastic display of Penjing and tea houses.
Here are a few more unusual Kusamono that I have in my garden, I have used some in displays.
A couple of years ago I had a reporter visit my garden to interview me about Bonsai, listening to it now there are a few things that make me cringe… but listen to the recording as if you knew NOTHING about bonsai or Yamadori… as this was the audience it was aimed at, its an Audioboo Listen here it’s 9 .21 mins long and make sure you turn your sound up. This has been listened to by lots of folk on the web. It was part of a social networking event I hosted as part of my Digital Consultancy Business and the Reporter was fascinated when he came to my house and decided to do the interview.
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