Link: San Diego Shohin Study group Facebook page created by Bill Graham.
You can post interesting shohin items here or photos of the trees you are working on, etc.
Two Ficus salicaria styled and re-potted by Adam Lavigne of AdamAskWhy fame complimants of Eric. Nice shohin.
Good link to Facebook of nice shohin displays.
We had another workshop on the 28th of August. Glenn Jensen was our instructor. As usual we received some great help from him to advance our trees. We are keeping eye toward the fall show and very importantly toward the California Shohin Seminar in Early February 2018.
Just received this photo from Jaya of her re-potted Bougy. The one she had at the workshop but was in a much larger pot. Jaya took advantage of the "Bougy weather" and should get a quick, strong re-rooting and a flush of growth with some blooms, perhaps before it gets too cool. Beautiful!!!!
More photos coming.
Glenn carving on Brenda's Boxwood. Going to look terrific when trained.
Janice has 2 trees on the left and Eric has the others, 4 Ficus and an Olive on the right. Going to start using background and get better photos.
Janice creating and wiring jin on a Shimpaku.
We will be at the Prado in Room 104 at 8:30. Glenn Jensen is the instructor.
Jonas Dupuich has an excellent web site called "Bonsai Tonight". https://bonsaitonight.com/ This weeks photo sequence was particularly good about styling and then properly growing out a Yaupon Holly. If you click on any of the photos you will see there are actually 60 photos for the sequence and of course you can buy them if you like, one or all 60. Point is, the photos enlarge beautifully and with the other photos filling in, it is a great sequence.
Dennis Makishima was our instructor for this workshop.
Before and after. This brings Brenda's Boxwood form into relation with the trunk size and overall height of the tree.
Before and after with Janice's Olive.
Before and after with Nancy's Elm.
Eric is cleaning the wound created by a branch removal with a sharp grafting knife . A good grafting knife is an excellent tool for this.
Eric found a very knowledgeable pot guy by the name of Michael Ryan Bell. He has a website that includes some exquisite shohin displays. It is under the heading "Random Photos". Scroll down and you will find the photos.
Also a video about bonsai pots. Very good info.
The SDBC spring show was an incredible success. The most guests ever.
Peter Macasieb came to our show at no cost to the club. He worked on anyone's tree even if it was not a shohin. He did outside "demos" in the morning and then 2 workshops in the afternoon. Many members and passersby benefitted and were impressed by his work. Huge thanks to Peter!
Shirley did her usual incredible work prepping her trees, accent plants and planning her displays.
The shohin group had two displays.
Shohin judge out for a break.
We are making progress with our trees but have much to do before the Shohin Seminar in February 2018. We need at least 12 trees to create a proper display. Keep on truckin'.
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.