We had very good attendance for a Monday. Kenji did his usual excellent instruction. Fred Miyahara was not available for this photo. We accomplished much with all of the trees we brought. 'twas a very good day. Thanks to Brenda for bringing items with which to make sandwiches and bottles of water.
Note: Apologies to Jaya as I really goofed up a photo of her and with her trees.
Glenn working his very old Juniper doing some refinement. Just need to reduce the size a bit.
Brenda with 3 of her new trees. Her trees are advancing quickly as her skills have greatly improved and now she has these 3 beauties to add to her collection.
Mori and Kenji working on a very nice shimpaku somewhat recently acquired by Mori. It was previously styled, but Kenji is showing Mori how to significantly improve the tree.
Eric working on his JBP. Some fall/winter needle plucking and general maintenance. Very good nebari, trunk movement and will nicely compact due to his ability to grow the JBP correctly. The nana on the foreground was recently acquired and will be a cascade when it is styled.
Susan is definitely lasered into her work. She had 4 very nice trees for the work session that definitely showed she has been working hard on her trees. Sylvia is very happy with herself and for Kenji's help in fine tuning her Itoigawa.
John brought a very nice Ficus 'Melon Seed' which he has been working on for some time. Kenji is doing some fine work and finding that he really likes this variety of Ficus. He said he is very interested in growing Melon Seed.
Shohin Study Group
SDBC member Charlie Mosse lets you know of interesting bonsai posts from around the web but especially shohin topics as he is leading the shohin group.