My Personal Bonsai and Rock Garden Gallery......2005 Photos
Here are some pictures of my bonsai collections at Marfrancisco, Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines.
BONSAI AND ROCK COLLECTIONS
My simple serene
My fascination in the unique living art of bonsai started a long time ago. Yet, I formally began indulging myself, devoting lots of rewarding hours, spending much efforts and some hard-earned money in practicing and gradually learning the art, barely two years ago. To be exact, I trained my first tree on June 12, 2003, that is the Philippine Independence Day Celebration, and we are on a national holiday. Of course, I have trees which are quite much older than my training experience.
We have a newly organized local Bonsai Club with more than twenty active members. Some of our older members, I may say, are really good bonsai experts and have long years of experience. And, you bet, they have awesome collections of fascinating trees,
At present, the art, trees and garden is merely a hobby for me. We are quite lucky here in our locality for we have abundant supplies of planting materials. We are also very adjacent to the seashores hence we freely get white sand, pebbles, corals, rocks and other materials for landscaping our works. Commercially, so far, I am yet to sell my first bonsai, perhaps if I decide to do so soon. Well, maybe if the price is quite hard to resist. We can be both a collector and a businessman as well sometimes, who knows.
Bonsai is a living art. Its complexities spell the great difference. It’s an expression of our visions, an extension of our personalities. The art is a never ending learning process. They (bonsai masters) were right in saying, “...years of training and everytime you’ll still commit mistakes.” If one of your trees dies, don’t be depressed. It’s always part of learning the art.