Wednesday, March 25, 2015

small pinus contorta

Despite having missed the last two munster bonsai club meetings, I have managed to squeeze in a little bit of bonsai here and there. 
I collected this little lodgepole pine about a year ago. Although it is small in size, it has some nice character; nice bark and good nebari. 
I did a gentle styling on it just to see what direction it might lead me, and there are still a few options. 
As I look back at the pictures, I think the main branch might be deadwooded at some stage. Hopefully some strong growth and maybe some back budding might appear this coming season...



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Flowering Fuji Cherry

Spring is really in the air when yhe Fuji Cherry blooms open up....

Prunus Koji no mai

Monday, March 2, 2015

bud garden centre

This sunday last we opened our new Garden Centre in Bunratty, County Clare. We are myself and my old friend Andrew. We studied Horticulture together many years ago and followed different career paths until we came upon the idea of setting up a Garden Centre together last summer. 
Several months of hard work followed and Bud Garden Centre was born last sunday. We have a strong location right beside the popular Bunratty Castle. We plan to focus strongly on plants and gardening. 
We also hope to have a modest bonsai offering and maybe some demos and workshops. 
It will be a busy season, and hopefully a rewarding one.