Whilst in Tenerife I had the pleasure of finally meeting up with Jose Acuna. Jose and I have swapped a few plants over the years and chatted on Facebook but I never crossed paths with him until now. Jose kindly picked me up from my hotel and showed me around his collection. I had a great few hours with him chatting all things bonsai. Interesting to chat about the major differences in climate, watering, species etc, between Ireland and the Canary Islands. They have heat and light but crap water. We have no heat and poor light but loads of great water lol.
Here are some of Jose’s trees, some fantastic shohin among them.
This great little juniper won the 2nd World Shohin Photo Award The submitted image can be seen below the one I took on my visit.
A stunning little maple.
A little bit bigger 🙂
Some of Jose’s awards displayed on his workshop wall.
I also fell in love with this pot. Truly beautiful carving.
I’m kicking myself for not taking a few photos of the pots that Jose made himself recently. Some very nice work.
Thank you Jose for taking the time on your one day off to show me around. I’ll maybe see you again soon 😉