November is here and this
month, as the weather cools into winter, let’s consider bonsai
styling. What is
"styling?" Check out our
Bonsai Gallery page, and in the section labeled
"A Dogwood in Three
Seasons” take a look at the winter view of Carol’s dogwood specimen.
A properly styled bonsai will have a great
look during any season, with good ramification
(branching) and leaf pad
can learn a lot about our trees by looking at the bare branches in the winter. As the
from our deciduous trees fall, take a look at their silhouette. Make a photo, mark it up,
and decide during
the winter months on a styling plan through future trimming or wiring.
You can then be better prepared for the major
trimming and styling decisions that are
usually made in the spring during
is a great hobby with very interesting discussion topics, and it is even more
when we share it with friends. Join a local bonsai group and learn from their
years of experience.
If you are in the North Alabama area, come visit with us at our November meeting, where
we will discuss bonsai tool maintenance and care.