Meeting Report – Group Planting demo
Great to see such a good turnout for today’s meeting and a big welcome to our new members.
Mike put together a group made up of some small lonicera saplings and a larger group of Japanese Larch while explaining the aesthetic principles and basic guidelines on how to produce a natural looking composition.
The talk and demo was in preparation for a workshop held next Sunday where members can have a go at creating their own group plantings or landscapes. Some members brought along their material for evaluation and advice.
Group Planting Workshop, Sunday, 9 March 2014
The workshop will be held at Joan’s House
The workshop will start at 11:00 am and should finish by 3:00 pm. Bring along a packed lunch if you think you may get hungry while working, as we have not planned for a full lunch break. Joan will provide hot drinks .
Things you will need to plant up your creation:
Trees – best to bring a few more than you plan to put into the group to give you some options
Suitable Soil – either Akadama/Kyodama mix or a basic mix of potting compost, sharp sand and grit
Shallow Bonsai Pot or training crate/tray
Wire – to secure the trees and for wiring trunks and branches
Any rocks, stones and moss for adding to the planting
Next monthly Meeting:
Tuesday, 1 April 2014
Practical Workshop: Deadwood, Jin and Shari
Practical session to demonstrate how to apply jin and shari, including techniques, preparation, carving and preserving
Please bring along trees that already have deadwood features or can be enhanced by adding deadwood.