As mentioned in a previous post, I dug two shimpaku from the field in winter 2010. They are rooted cuttings from 1991 and have been field grown by a great bloke in the southern highlands of NSW, Dean Wilson.
After digging them from the field, the growth really took off. Around half of the existing needles started to turn yellow. They then began falling off!
After a year of heavy fertiliser and growth, I did a bit of work on these trees, cleaning them up for a future styling.
Recently, the School of Bonsai club in Sydney invited Bill Valavanis out for a seminar, and two workshops. The workshops were held at Ray Nesci’s Bonsai Nursery.
I went along the the seminar, and participated in the morning workshop.
Before work started
So that is where I got to at the workshop. The four or so hours went really quick.
We had a helper at Ray’s
Steven, the owner of the Australian Bonsai Forum AusBonsai.com, was also in attendance. Steven “at work”.
When I got home I continued to wire