Why people do Bonsai Gardening...???

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Why people do Bonsai Gardening...???

Post  Bolero on Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:51 am

I've been around Bonsai 40+ years, in and out, presently and for the last 6 years In...I primarily do Bonsai Landscape.

I feel that almost all Bonsai Gardeners do so for the personal Gratification they receive from their Bonsai efforts, their Accomplishments and the Overall Satisfaction they receive from Bonsai Gardening.

I believe that the Artistic, Historic, Display, and other Aspects of the Hobby are secondary although important.

I'm curious how others feel...???

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:58 pm

Bolero wrote: I feel that almost all Bonsai Gardeners do so for the personal Gratification they receive from their Bonsai efforts, their Accomplishments and the Overall Satisfaction they receive from Bonsai Gardening.

I believe that the Artistic, Historic, Display, and other Aspects of the Hobby are secondary although important.

I'm curious how others feel...???

Chuck

i feel the exact same except, for me, the "artistic" aspect is as important as the horticultural gratification...

i like to call it "articulture"
(but i just now googled that and found that i am not the first to use that term)

now, whether my articulture appeals to anyone else is secondary Wink

good topic B !

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Post  DougB on Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:40 pm

Hey Bolero welcome (from an old now absent Michigander (Spring Lake)). I am now sure what you mean by Bonsai Gardening. From the looks of your icon, it would appear that it is a Seikai. Is that what your mean?
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Post  Bolero on Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:00 pm

Hi Doug, thanks for the welcoming...

I considering anything to do with growing, training, torturing, displaying small trees in a pot or tray as Bonsai Gardening...

Yes my Icon is that of a Saikei or Penjing or simply stated ...an example of Bonsai Gardening.

I picked the phrase up from something Arthur Joura had posted some time back...

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Post  M. Frary on Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:11 am

I'm in it for the women.

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Why people do Bonsai Gardening...???

Post  geo on Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:33 am

I like to squash things, Especially bougie bugs and thrips and well...all the little forkers, really.
In a serious vein, and I do have them, I have no idea. I started,got waylay-ed by life numerous time,started over again and again. No answer. I just want to do it. The horticulture,art, craft...whatever.


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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Sat Sep 12, 2015 12:33 pm

Bonsai,

is a great hobby !!!!!!!

Keeps me from mischief, and relaxed.
Laters.
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Is this Geo, of the Tamarinds?

Anthony is my brother-in-law over on Bnut.
Welcome!!
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Post  geo on Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:06 pm

Hello Khaimraj:
Yes this is Geo of the Tamarinds. Pleased to meet you. I have 30 seedlings about 7 inches high now. Anthony will send me more info when he has time.

Cheers.
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Post  kevin stoeveken on Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:50 pm

M. Frary wrote:   I'm in it for the women.

damn... thats close to what i say to folks...
"i'm in it for the groupies..."

and then i got the t-shirt



the most utterly irreverent, ridicomwockle shirt........ ever ?

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Post  LanceMac10 on Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:27 pm

Because I believed I could use it as a path to a calmer soul. A bridge to a more patient and long-view mindset.
To use long ago established techniques, new methods and changing tastes to form a symbiotic relationship with nature as it offered me its canvas.....to hopefully let my life experiences and inner-being act as the brush with the tree as my ink, paint......

Clumsy, awkward and certainley uncertain, what is created, perhaps only I can appreciate.....

And that's fine.....





and what the t-shirt said, obviously!!!!!!


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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:51 pm

Sometimes I wonder if you guys are smoking Serrisa f, or Oxy roots ???????????????????
For the days when Bonsai was just a bunch of nuts digging holes in the ground Arrow Arrow Arrow Beaurangel

Off to the canvas [ which can do many things sailinnnnngggggg ................................]
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Post  Precarious on Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:36 pm

It's therapy to disengage from the stresses of the day and lift my spirit to the serenity of trees.
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Post  M. Frary on Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:30 am

beer city snake wrote:
M. Frary wrote:   I'm in it for the women.

damn... thats close to what i say to folks...
"i'm in it for the groupies..."

and then i got the t-shirt



the most utterly irreverent, ridicomwockle shirt........ ever ?
Pretty cool actually.

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Post  ironhorse on Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:36 pm

It's cheaper than drugs & beer

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Post  Tentakelaertje on Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:55 pm

They do say men think every seven seconds. That's just cuz bonsai fills up the ofter six.

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:55 pm

ironhorse wrote:It's cheaper than drugs & beer

Dave

it is ?!?!? Wink Razz

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Post  ironhorse on Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:14 pm

I get a lot of free stuff

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:13 pm

ironhorse wrote:I get a lot of free stuff

Dave

that explains it !

Wink

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