Adorable ‘small trees’ on show

2016-11-17 06:01
=Spekboom growing since 1998. Trained by Susan Adriaanzen.        Photo: SUPPLIED

=Spekboom growing since 1998. Trained by Susan Adriaanzen. Photo: SUPPLIED

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Benjingi ... Go-Kan ... Moyogi ... these might sound like an order for Sushi or some kind of martial arts, but it actually are different Bonsai tree styles.

The idea that all Bonsai trees are small may have been the norm for centuries, but the art has changed with bigger trees making their entrance all over the world.

According to Jenny Shute from the Eastern Province Bonsai Society, most serious Bonsai lovers want a traditional Juniper or conifer in their collection, but with the vast array of trees available in South Africa, styles have changed.

“We are spoiled with trees like Acacia, Coral, Wild Olive, Spekboom and the mighty Baobab which all have become favourites,” said Jenny.

Bonsai has been around for thousands of years. There is a painting in one of the tombs in Egypt of a Pharaoh receiving a Bonsai as a gift.

This Saturday and Sunday (19 & 20 November) the annual Eastern Province Bonsai Society’s show will be hosted at the Sherwood Carden Centre in Walker Drive, PE. It will be held from 10:00-13:30 (Saturday) and 11:00-13:00 (Sunday).

Trees, pots, tools, wire and fertilizer will be for sale and there will be free advice. The entrance fee is R20 for adults and R10 for learners whilst children under the age of 12 may enter free of charge.

  • For more information contact Jenny on 083 999 1058.

(-Heilie Combrinck)

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