Looking back….we can tell a tree’s story…..admire an image…..capture a moment…..remember a special event…..be inspired – to create a memory for tomorrow.
I hope you enjoy this regular peep into some of John’s bonsai history.
Memory Lane – Indonesian Lava Rock 2008
Visitors to our Newstead Bonsai extravaganza were really impressed with the rock plantings created by Japanese bonsai master Nobutaka Sakuma two of which are pictured below.
I am sure many people were inspired to have a go at creating their own planting none more so than my own students.
So when I acquired some Indonesian lava rocks and announced a class in February 2008 there was plenty of interest. The cost of the class included a rock and compost. Students were invited to bring their own material for planting on the rock or alternatively they could purchase material form the nursery on the day.
Some days you know you are going to get your hands dirty and some days you just know they will get very dirty!!!…..( a Chelsea fan and a Man U fan smiling together….Impossible!!!)
Some students opted to plant a single larger tree on the rock whilst others looked to create a miniature landscape. Each student was able to show initiative and make their own interpretation.