If you are into the smaller side of the bonsai obsession you need to immerse yourself in the intriguing world of shohin and mame sized bonsai at the following 2 day event.
Oyama Bonsai Kai has put together an exciting program for their annual Winter Bash for which the focus this year is shohin and mame bonsai. The event will take place at Bishopsford Bonsai Nursery in Constantia, Cape Town on the weekend of the 16th and 17th of June.
Several vendors including Bonsai Tree will be selling a great variety of products, so bring your wallets too!
The event forms part of the CRAB (Cape Regional Association of Bonsai) yearly program.
Image caption. Wild Olive shohin by Viky Petermann
All the topics have been carefully chosen to fit in with this theme and will be presented by very capable award winning bonsai artists, who are all also experienced speakers. The program is rather packed but there will always be time for you to ask your questions of the respective speaker.
List of speakers in order of appearance:
Image caption. Dwarf Honeysuckle by Phil Levitt
There is no doubt that you will be much better informed on this exciting area of the bonsai world after the 2 day program. With the knowledge gained you will be able to go home and create your own shohin or mame bonsai with confidence knowing what species work best, how to grow them as material for styling into shohin or mame sized trees, how to style and care for them. You'll know how to create your ideal growing media, how to water them and also how to display your creations at exhibitions.
Image caption. Veldfig by Hennie Nel
The total cost including teas, coffees and luncheons on both days is a mere R350.00.
There are very limited seats available, only 32 people can be accommodated. You can download the registration form here.
Please follow the instructions as written in the form for payment and to confirm your place.
Any further inquiries can be emailed to Phil Levitt using email@example.com
Image Caption. Creeping Juniper by Dr Carl Morrow.
|09h00 - 09h15||Introduction||Cindy Rodkin|
|09h15 - 10h00||Growing small trees with big hands||Phil Levitt|
|10h00 - 10h30||Case Studies: Olive (Yamadori) and Hackberry (from Seed)||Terry Erasmus|
|10h30 - 11h00||Tea|
|11h00 - 12h15||
Developing Shohin and Mame Stock. The how's and why's. With a lot of involvement from the participants.
Chinese Maple Shohin (Fusing of multiple cuttings)
|12h15 - 12h45||
A clay interlude
|12h45 - 13h45||
|13h45 - 14h15||
Small rock planting. Demonstration
|14h15 - 15h15||
Small trees with a twist and of course pots and how important pot choice is with small trees.
|Dr Carl Morrow|
|15h15 - 15h45||
|15h45 - 16h30||
|Michelle van der Burgh|
Image caption. Chinese Maple by Terry Erasmus
|09h00 - 10h00||Small junipers and pines; a presentation and demonstration||Brett Simon|
|10h00 - 10h45||Developing Juniper stock for shohin and grafting to improve foliage||Mark Polson|
|10h45 - 11h00||Tea|
|11h00 - 11h45||Growing Media for small trees||Terry Erasmus|
|11h45 - 12h30||My small trees and how I grew them. Case Studies||Viky Petermann|
|12h30 - 13h30||Lunch included|
|13h30 - 14h15||Small deciduous trees: the do's and dont's. From development to maintenance||Gail Theron|
|14h15 - 15h00||Displaying Shohin and Mame bonsai||Hennie Nel|
|15h00 - 15h30||Displaying small trees: my way||Neil van Blerk|
|15h30||Raffle Prize winners announced|
Image caption. Mame sized Veldfig by Hennie Nel