The Nikki Bonsai Garden Visit and Interactive Demo for Kerala Bonsai Association members.

  • D Ravindran of Nikki Bonsai demonstrates the leaf pruning of a Ficus Bonsai
    D Ravindran of Nikki Bonsai demonstrates the leaf pruning of a Ficus Bonsai
  • D Ravindran of Nikki Bonsai demonstrates the shoots pruning of a Ficus Bonsai
    D Ravindran of Nikki Bonsai demonstrates the shoots pruning of a Ficus Bonsai
  • Kerala Bonsai Association members at the Nikki Bonsai Nursery
    Kerala Bonsai Association members at the Nikki Bonsai Nursery
  • D Ravindran of Nikki Bonsai demonstrates the wiring of a Casuarina Bonsai
    D Ravindran of Nikki Bonsai demonstrates the wiring of a Casuarina Bonsai
  • D Ravindran of Nikki Bonsai explains the wiring of a Casuarina Bonsai
    D Ravindran of Nikki Bonsai explains the wiring of a Casuarina Bonsai
  • D Ravindran of Nikki Bonsai starts on the wiring of a Casuarina Bonsai
    D Ravindran of Nikki Bonsai starts on the wiring of a Casuarina Bonsai
  • Kerala Bonsai Association members arrive at the Nikki Bonsai Nursery
    Kerala Bonsai Association members arrive at the Nikki Bonsai Nursery

The Nikki Bonsai garden visit on 18 November 2012 went on exactly as planned. About 30 members of the Kerala Bonsai Association took part in the Bonsai garden visit. Barring  8 familiar faces, the rest were all new members with enthusiasm  and eagerness writ on their faces, and for them, this visit was a basic introduction to the art of Bonsai. The Interactive demonstration primarily focused on these three aspects :

  • They were shown potential bonsai raw material,
  • How to identify them
  • Explore the possibilities of styling.

The plants used for this demonstration were Casuarina and two species of the Ficus family. They were shown 3 kinds of styling and wiring.

Please go through the entire slideshow as  D Ravindran‘s demonstrations clearly explain the “before, during and after” of wiring a Casuarina Bonsai, and the leaf and shoot pruning of a Ficus Bonsai.

We will keep you updated on the next Nikki Bonsai Garden Visit and Interactive demo through these columns.

Thank you all for making it to the Nursery.

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