bonsai general - 25 views
always amazes me how lush and green of spring is around Portland when the dogwood, rhododendron and thorns are in full bloom. Driving between bonsai gardens in the area provided ample opportunity to enjoy the season.
Even more surprising is the amount of material collected in the area. Visiting bonsai gardens in Oregon means seeing Ponderosa pine, fir, Douglas fir and juniper trees of the Rocky Mountains in number I have not seen anywhere else. This is due largely to the efforts of Randy Caballero, main collector area for bonsai material, and the efforts of many bonsai enthusiasts Portland to collect and prepare on their own.
My recent tour of the gardens of bonsai Oregon with Eric Schrader would not have been possible without the generosity of these enthusiasts Portland who welcomed us to their gardens and teach us about the advantages and challenges of growing trees in and around Willamette Valley. Alan, Lee Scott, Greg, Michael, Matt, Chris, Robert, Ryan and Randy – thanks
Here’s a look shown some of these trees – more is on the way next week
Shimpaku – pot Michael Hagedorn
Hemlock by Matt Reel
Yew by Matt Reel
Meco Bonsai Tool Award / 2010 Kiku US National Bonsai Exhibition
lodge pine pole
Arce trident to Doug Phillips
Utah juniper in Oregon Bonsai
Ponderosa pine – I can not imagine that there is a name for this style
Ponderosa pine – impressive deadwood and movement
for more bonsai of these gardens Oregon, view messages from Eric Schrader:
This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com