Sunday, December 12, 2010

visit to Ryan Neil in Portland, Or

Randy Knight brought me up to Ryan's new place near Portland. Randy let a few pigeons loose for training . Now Ryan's new place is just in the making. This is why he asked me to not post any pictures of trees and so. But I can tell you that this will be most stunning. This is the most impressive collection of conifer bonsai material that I have ever seen anywhere in more than 30 years. This will make bonsai history, I am sure.There are also quite a few already styled trees there. I left deeply impressed, I must say.

Ryan will be seen next on Noelanders Trophy in Belgium in January 2011. Don't miss that chance.

Workhops in Portland, Oregon

Here a few glimpses into the workshops in Portland, Or last Tuesday.

I will be back in one year. On Tuesday, December 6, 2011, I will be in Portland area again. Randy Knight will offer workshops on that day, either full day of half day. Silent observes for a fee are welcome. Lurkers can look for 30 minutes for free whether they want to participate now or in the future. Call Randy 1-503-306-6323 or write him oregonbonsai(at) to put you on the mailing list and/or register.


These were a few glimpses into the December weekend. We decided that this from now on is a tradition. The next BEFORE WINTER WITH WALTER AND JIM will take place on Saturday/Sunday December 3/4, 2011 in Harrisburg.

The other big event as part of the International WP Bonsai Academy is Woodstock IV. It will take place on Friday/Saturday/Sunday April 1/2/3, 2011 at Nature's Way Nursery. We will have more than 200 new collected trees available.
On Monday, April 4 , there will be a full day workshop with WP on procumbens juniper with provided excellent material. Possibly JD will hold a workshop with Japanese maples KIYOHIME.
If you are ecxited already you can call Jim Doyle directly now under  1-717-545-4555 to register before the places are filled.

It will be possible to participate as
- full member two days
- full member one day
- silent observer for a fee one or two days
- lurker for free for 20 to 30 minutes to see what's going on and to decide whether you want to participate immediately or later

It will be possible to purchase exquisite collected American material right then for everyone. You don't need to take part in the Bonsai Academy for that. There will be a special discount just on these days.


Here some participants and action on this weekend.