Sunday, February 23, 2020

Bodhi Bonsai association participated in the Japanese night organized by the Japanese Consulate on 22/02/2020
by exhibiting a few bonsai.

Bodhi Bonsai association participated in the Japanese night organized by the Japanese Consulate on 22/02/2020
by exhibiting a few bonsai.

Growing up with Bonsai

Growing up with Bonsai
By: Susan Abraham

A forest style

 Many beautiful things in the world are created from skills which were either born with us or handed down from people around us. These creations rely on our senses of sight, feeling and touch. Bonsai is such an art with a mystical air surrounding it. This art originated in China and spread to the Far East and is now popular in most parts of Asia and also in the Western world.
            A good Bonsai artist should be a visionary having an idea of what his specimen should look like finally. In nature one can see elements like the sun, water, soil and wind having an effect on the grooming of the tree. The Bonsai artist tries to replicate this scene in a miniaturized version by following a set of rules and practices. When we adopt a few plants into a Bonsai there is a lot of enjoyable work involved just as with any other art. We have to take a tender approach using soil with good drainage, balanced nutrients and water, skillful pruning and wiring to create a good Bonsai.
It takes many years for a bonsai tree to acquire the required form and design. The trunk and root system requires many years to mature and have the desired effect. So, if this art is taken up as a hobby, one can grow with it. As one grows older gracefully with age, so also a bonsai tree becomes more mature, appreciative and valuable with age.
Spending time with plants is a very stimulating and soothing experience. It helps you to observe nature and connect with it. Grooming a bonsai plant is like tending a pet. Each time we visit our plants we have something to do to improve them. We can de-stress ourselves as it decreases our levels of anxiety and agitation. Waiting for a new leaf or a fruit to emerge teaches us patience.
Bonsai as a hobby is a lifelong activity which can be cultivated early and continued till ones end. The art of Bonsai brings peace and harmony into your life.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Bougainvillea is one of the best suitable material for bonsai making in the tropics...
They are so gorgeous to view when in full bloom. 

Monday, February 17, 2020

Bodhi, the Chennai Bonsai Association is gearing up for the great event, happening on the 7th and 8th of March 2020.. Interested persons can contact in the given mobile numbers.. 

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Reviewing 2019 Activities

2019 was a fruitful year for Bodhi.
Our monthly meetings inspired the members as well as guests to take this hobby seriously. Members found the 'hands on experience' provided during the meetings beneficial.
Please see the photographs.

Plants seen here are brought by members to gain 'hands on experience'.

One of our active Bodhi members, Mr George created a collection of bonsai on his terrace with in a short period of time - 7years.