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I decided last minute to take a workshop at this years Bonsai Societies of Florida’s Convention in Orlando. The Fukien Tea material that they had was very nice and I had been wanting one for a long time since my previous one died (that’s another story). Anyway the instructor was one of my favorites, Boon Manakitivipart, and I had participated in one of his intensive training programs a while ago.
The first issue I notice was the trunk line, and how it went horizontal at one point. I knew that had to be addressed. Then I realized that by changing the angle of the tree a lot of the branching problems would be taken care of as well.
I think the change in angle changed everything. I was so excited about the tree that I brought out a pot that I bought in Japan and have been waiting for the perfect time to use it. It has an unusual finish which looks like the pot is decomposing. That combined with the lumpy textured trunk of the Fukien Tea and we have a nice pair. Many of the branches will be changed in teh future. I am just trying to develop roots this year, and get the tree to a healthier state.
However with that issue taken care of, The Bonsai Societies of Florida Convention starts Thursday and I am to display two trees there. The problem again are the leaves. In this case, there aren’t really any to speak of.
I hope this peek of Spring helps many of you to get inspired to start working on your trees. This is certainly one of my favorite times of the year.