Sunday, August 14th
Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park
Lindsay Shiba, a much sought-after bonsai instructor, will be here in August. He has made presentations to many clubs in California and across the country. Lindsay owns and operates Mount Fuji Garden Center in Upland, CA, and also does landscape design. He began studying bonsai at his family nursery in 1970 and then in 1971 started studying under Khan Komai. That would be 46 years of hands-on working with bonsai! During those 46 years he also trained with Harry Hirao and spent time with John Naka. He is the president of the California Bonsai Society, Show Chair for the Baiko-En Bonsai Kenkyukai, Winter Silhouettes, and is a member of Nanpu Kai Bonsai.
For this presentation, Lindsay will do a complete styling and transplanting of a Harland's boxwood, Buxus harlandii, found at Lindsay's nursery. This variety is not seen often. It has very nice trunk movement, good nebari, lots of branching, superb bark, and is probably at least 20 year old. The leaf is a little longer and a softer green than most other boxwoods giving it a different, somewhat softer, appearance. This particular tree can be styled in the traditional styles with possibilities for informal upright, broom style or even can also be styled to look like an oak (a characteristic of the bark and growth habit of the boxwood genus). Lindsay will guide us through this styling decision process.
Lindsay will be available to consult with members in the morning.