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Taishoen Part 2

5 Feb

I thought I had taken more pictures at the nursery, but realised I must of just been soaking up the enjoyment of our surroundings.
This maple was undergoing some major approach grafts.

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Plenty of superb larger trees of the highest quality.

This sign really says it all, the commitment to expand and share the hobby with the whole world.

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Thank you to Taiga for all his hospitality during the day and to my superb travelling companions Mark & Ritta and Stewart.

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Taishoen Part 1

3 Feb

This was a true highlight of our trip, not only meeting the talented and very welcoming Taiga, but being treated to a bright clear day to see the majestic Fuji-San

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The nursery is bigger than the average that I have visited in the past, the work room is comfortable and warm lit by large glass windows and doors. It was good to see Taiga working alongside the deshi even if his material was better than there’s.

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The nursery is well known for its shohin bonsai but it also has a good spread of sizes and species.

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That’s all for now, part 2 soon.

O and I brought a pot.