One week at Bonsai Mirai

Oh for a full week at Bonsai Mirai!

Capital Bonsai

Earlier this year I had the amazing opportunity to spend a week with Ryan Neil at his bonsai garden just outside Portland, OR.  The week consisted of being surrounded by some of the most awesome native material I’ve ever seen.  Each day was spent in the workshop with Ryan and his French apprentice JP, styling one ancient tree after another.  Here are just a few of the photos from my week.

Day 1: Amazing bonsai and rain, welcome to Portland.010A combination of jet lag and excitment led to this first photo taken at 4 a.m. The workshop was filled with tress with many others on-deck.

008012 A massive California Juniper (right) and Sierra Juniper (left) dominated the workshop. The Sierra Juniper became my main project tree for the week. 011The dead wood on the Ca Juniper was unreal.

Day 2. The Garden

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Day 3: Project tree

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3 comments on “One week at Bonsai Mirai

    • Yeah, discussed more about going to the Artisans Cup which has just been postponed. I’d love to do the full west coast of America and take in Portland as part of the trip. Cheaper however to just work with Ryan while he’s in the UK!

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