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 – Display Garden – Newstead 2 September 2006
August 2006 and we are running out of time. The show has been advertised, trees have been selected the display benches will soon be covered but what about the display garden?
Four tokonome’s are in the process of being built and some really heavy slate has still to be moved into position. Just to complicate matters further the tallest slate also incorporates a water fountain feature……brilliant!!!
The hole is dug and a large tub installed to contain the water reservoir. Five of us manage to wrestle the reluctant slate into position.
Then there is the little matter of “John’s mountain” for a group of Yamadorii alpine pines.
Then of course there is the backdrop, tons of gravel, and of course some top notch bonsai.
Sometimes it’s hard to imagine the blank canvas you started with when you look at the finished product. It really is worth all the hard work that goes into it. Many visitors can’t believe that we create these gardens just for the weekend and then afterwards they are totally dismantled almost immediately.
It’s just as well we have some pictures to look back on…….to remember, to reminisce, to stir up a fond memory………..