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An Idiots Guide to Bonsai Shows – Dyffryn Gardens Bonsai Show 2014 Picture Diary

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Before you even approach a bonsai, especially one being displayed at a show, remember the following:

  • Yes, they are real trees
  • Yes, they are growing
  • No, please don’t touch them

Dyffryn Gardens 2014 - Pine Large

A ‘typical’ bonsai is often imagined as an undefined ‘tree’ with a characteristic snaking profile, in a pot. Not wrong. This is recognised in bonsai as the loose category ‘Informal Upright’. However, also not the whole story. Compare the tree below to that above.

Dyffryn Gardens 2014 - Hawthorne Split

The leaves are different. The first tree has long thin needle like leaves. The second has broader leaves with indentations. It’s almost like they are two different trees…

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Author: davergp

Environmental Geoscience BSc. Environmental Design of Buildings MSc. Bonsai Hobbyist, Woodland Enthusiast, Environ-mentalist.

3 thoughts on “An Idiots Guide to Bonsai Shows – Dyffryn Gardens Bonsai Show 2014 Picture Diary

  1. Thanks Dave, that’s fantastic.
    Lovely writing and also the pictures.

  2. Lovely Site, I missed the show this year, it was really nice to see in such clarity on a easy to use site well done, a fab turn out. Well done Paul for the Crataegus It’s a stunner. I’ve got a nice goats year willow in a bucket to swap you for it.

    Thanks
    Jules

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