The April newsletter was just sent to all subscribers, aptly named ‘April showers, no snow please’ after the the snow showers we had over the past few days. It should disappear by morn!
In this months newsletter we are offering two competitions, one for members offering a selection of Bonsai books and meditation CD’s from Damascus Acoustic Meditations. For non-members we have a great prize if you are a collector of Bonsai books and that is a specially signed copy of one Craig Cousins Bonsai books. To enter see competition page for more details.
A prominent Irish Bonsai collector passed away last September and I have been asked by his family to sell off his collection of over 200 trees. The range of trees is mainly outdoor trees, including a selection of Yamadori. More details to follow in the May newsletter.
Bonsai Activities for April:
Your main focus of activity for April is trimming. As spring has finally started the growth on your Bonsai tree will become elongated and out of form from your preferred design. Trim back the leaf growth and remove unwanted suckers from the base of the tree. The following video will show some pruning techniques as well as showing you how to create a Bonsai from nursery stock.
The subject tree is a Juniper. For more information on Juniper for beginners see the following post.
Last 5 posts by Paul Masterson
- Japanese tea and its benefits - September 24th, 2012
- Japanese poets in the garden - August 22nd, 2012
- Bonsai Society Survey - July 31st, 2012
- Bonsai Trees for Sale in County Clare - July 30th, 2012
- Lazy Sunday morning bonsai - May 13th, 2012