Saturday, December 17, 2011

Photos from the December 10th workshop

 Fortune Leelavathi describing the features of Wrightia religiosa bonsai

Suseela giving the tips and technique of transferring  pre bonsai plant into a growth pot

Frederics Joseph with Ficus longisland on drift wood - after the demonstration

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Bodhi Bonsai - December 2011 Workshop

This is to remind members to attend the Bodhi Bonsai - December 2011 workshop :

Date     :   Saturday, December 10 2011
Time    :   2 30 pm
Venue   :   Children's Green Park, Spurtank Road, Chetpet, Chennai

Bonsai demonstration                                :   2.30 pm
Assisting a new member                            :   3.00 pm
Show & Tell - A mature Bonsai                 :   3 30 pm
Correction of plants brought by members  :  3.45 pm

Prospective members are welcome to attend this workshop.

December '11 issue of 'Bodhi Bonsai News Letter' will be distributed to the members.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Identify the Ficus species

Is it Ficus triangularis?

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Update on November Workshop

Here are some pictures from the useful workshop that was held on November 19th at the Children's Green Park, Spurtank Road, Chennai.

Our guest Mr.Boris Lomov  talking aboutplants suitable for bonsai in Australia


Mr. Boris talks about his interest in ceramic pottery making

Demonstration by Dr. Yogesh on a Casurina Bonsai

Dr Yogesh Styling a Ficus Bonsai

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Bodhi Bonsai - November 2011 Workshop

All members are invited to attend Bodhi Bonsai Workshop on November 19, 2011.
Time : 2 30 pm
Venue : Children's Green Park, Spurtank Road, Chetpet, Chennai. (Almost opposite to Grand Sweets)
Dr Yogesh will demonstrate two styles.
Mr Boris Lomov, our guest will speak on 'Ceramic pot making' & 'Popular Bonsai Species of Australia'
Release of 'Bodhi Bonsai News letter' - November 2011 issue.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Very interesting for those who have sufficient area around to shape couple of trees with in your own compound. Some innovative ideas indeed.

Subject: :TREE SHAPING- unique tree stems. Amazing !

You might find this interesting, if you haven't already seen it.

Peter and Becky of Australia have mastered the art of Tree Shaping.
Pooktre, as they have called it, has perfected a Gradual shaping method, which is the shaping of trees as they grow along predetermined designs.
Designing and setting up the supporting famework are fundamental to
the success of a tree. Some are intended for harvest to be high quality. Indoor furniture and others will remain living art.



Monday, August 8, 2011

BCI President's message

It was indeed a joy to read the compliments showered on our Patron Shri Ponnusamy in the Q3 BCI Magazine. In BCI President's words "His garden offers testimony to his commitment to the art of Indian Bonsai".
Cheers to our leader may his tribe grow !!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

July 23 2011 - A memorable day for Bodhi Bonsai Chennai members with Mr Ponnusamy, our Patron.

Here are a few more photographs from the day.

Planning to create the Saikei 'Rivers of India'.
Adding the finishing touches
'Rivers of India' - The completed Saikei
Some of the participants
Great Master & his talented team

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

July 23 2011 - A memorable day for Bodhi Bonsai Chennai members with Mr Ponnusamy, our Patron.

I consider it as a great opportunity having participated in the SAIKEI workshop organised by Mr Ponnusamy, renowned Bonsai Master at Jenny's Club, Coimbatore.  Several members from the local Friendly Bonsai Club also participated in the event.

Fourteen magnificient arrangements were created during the workshop. Members were fascinated from its conceptualisation stage to the final formation of each piece.

Here are some of the eye catching creations :

Process of making the Saikei - varigated Serissa foetida

The finished scenery

Beautiful rocks showing cascading waterfall 
Ficus benjamina on a drift wood -  Process of Making

Group planting with many Australian Bottle-brush trees.

Finished Saikei
More photograhs from the event will be uploaded soon.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Few photos from the recent Bonsai workshop by Mr. Ponnusamy, our Patron

(Photos courtesy of Dr.Yogesh )

Welcoming Mr.Ponnusamy by our President

Planning a  banyan forest

Forest formation of chinese bamboos
Finished Carmona microphylla forest
Casurina forest
Finshing touches on the group planting
Tray landscape of Snow bushes
Ficus with rocks in a shallow tray
Desert landscape with Yuca and sandstone
Expressing gratitude to Mr.Ponnusamy

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Bonsai workshop on April 16, 2011

Month of April appears to be a period of intense learning for the members of Bodhi Bonsai Chennai. This is the second workshop for the month!

Mr Ponnusamy, renowned Bonsai Master and our Patron from Coimbatore demonstrated two styles :

1) Yose–Ue style (forest or group planting) This is a non classical style where any number of similar trees can be used provided they have sympathetic line and different trunk thicknesses. Uneven numbers work best. Species with small leaves are preferred.

2) Saikei – A living landscape of plants and rocks or stones.

Mr Ponnusamy  meticulously created several arrangements, in these styles, for the members. He showed us perfect placement of each component in an appropriate manner to create a natural scenery.

The finale was a desert scene using Yuca plants and rugged sandstones in a large oval tray. I am sure, the participants were spellbound by the sheer beauty of this creation.

The workshop was well attended.

The participants stood in silence for a minute in memory of the lives lost due to the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Our prayers are with the Japanese people.

PS: May I request other members to share their experience and also upload photographs.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sleeping Pine from singapore

This is a beautiful plant I managed to spot in a nursery in Singapore . I packed & brought it protecting the root ball using wet sphagnum moss. I have planted it in one of big pots I bought from Bonsai world Kochi. I am hoping to stabilise the plant before cutting & pruning it into a Bonsai . Here are some details about this plant

Juniper Chinensis / Juniperus horizontalis -- Chinese Juniper is a shrub or tree, very variable in shape, reaching 1-20 m tall. It is native to northeast Asia, in China, Mongolia, Japan, and Korea . It is grown as a groundcover growing 12 to 18 inches tall, spreading 12 to 20 feet; and forming broad, dense roughly circular mats. A single plant can cover an area 6-10' in diameter. The leaves on new shoots are needle-like and sharp-pointed. It stays less than 6" tall, and has foliage that is bright steel-blue-green in summer .

This is another view of the plant . Please see the amazing blue -green colour of the leaves . It is a stunning plant . Hope to make it survive our summer heat .

PS : If anyone needs big chinese pots like the one you see here please come & see the extra pieces I have from the stock received from Kochi