We had our second study group last Wednesday. So far we are moving around to members homes to have the study groups. This gives other members a chance to see other members collections. This month we met at Pat and Linda Galle’s home.
Steve DaSilva holding Pat’s Burt Davi fig shohin.
Ken To is part of the group also. Ken makes the super spectacular wire sculptures of bonsai.
Pat’s collection of Bonsai
To the study group I took a trident maple that will be ground layered this season down to Shohin size. It has a terrible base and the thread grafts I did last year were not successful in building the base I wanted. I need more flasre and the only way I can get this is to start over. The branching is doing OK and I think the overall look of the tree will be great after the layer.