Just heard that Peter Adams has sadly died. A true artist in the bonsai world. I think I have every book that he wrote in my collection. His drawings were inspirational. Rest in peace.
These words below taken from his joint Facebook Page and written by his wife Kate.
‘I am so sorry to report that Peter died suddenly, but peacefully, in his sleep last Sunday, November 24. It was very unexpected, we had just enjoyed a marvellous visit together on Saturday and he drew a sketch of me as I sat there. His death has been so very hard to accept, especially since we planned to leave for home together next Monday, December 2.
There will be a memorial at a later date. Details will be advised on this page. His ashes will come home with me soon.
I miss him so very terribly.’
Thought I’d share this video. Paul was kind enough to let myself and Stephen visit his home in Florida back in 2011. He’s been off the video radar for a while as he moves home, but his videos are back and I thought that this one was worth sharing. A step by step guide to building a bench for your trees.
It’s time to get organised people!
After years without an organised bonsai scene in Ireland we now have a new drive to fulfill the needs of bonsai enthusiasts across this Island. As Chairman of the NI Bonsai Society, a club that has been running from 1986, I get many requests from people all over Ireland looking to get involved in Bonsai as a hobby. Some travel up to our events from as far away as Cork, but many can’t commit to this. This is a missed opportunity as far as connecting like minded people goes.
Well, this is now coming to an end! With the hard work of Paul Masterson in creating the Bonsai Ireland Hub,you can now sign up and chat and connect via the the new hub site. Each member club will be showcased and we will share information about bonsai events across Ireland. We are also hoping to use it to launch new clubs as we go along. Munster, under the leadership of Adam and Piotr is already up and running, and we hope Dublin will follow shortly.
We are not trying to match the other bonsai forums out there doing a great job, just trying to fill a need here in Ireland. However, if you are an ex pat, or have Irish blood (probably most of the Western World!) then you are welcome to join the Overseas Irish Group.
The Hub is up and running but no doubt there will be changes as we try and meet the needs of the members. We now need you to sign up and get involved to allow us to test things out and ensure that all is in working order. Just click on the logo below to visit the hub. Come on, ya will, ya will ya will 😉
Roy C, a local bonsai enthusiast has shared a few photos of his trees with me, and I just love this Hazel. For me a change of pot would just set this tree off.
I was down at the Bonsai Bakers Place yesterday and snapped a few very quick photos.
His stunning Hornbeam in the winter look.
Best dressed Bonsai.
His maple raft with ramification improving year on year.