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Thank You for Staying Home (and Enjoying Your Bonsai)


A piece of Dan Dolan's backyard

Over the years we've featured a series of Backyard Bonsai posts. About fifteen in all. Now, because most of us are confined to our homes and backyards anyway, the time is right to resurrect one of our favorites as an inspiration for you and your bonsai (watching Netflix or whatever can get tedious after while anyway.)

This yard and the bonsai, as well as the Japanese influenced landscaping and structures, belong to Dan Dolan. Here's what Dan wrote about his garden at the time (September, 2015)...
Unlike many enthusiasts who heed the remonstrance of American bonsai masters to acquire only the best material upon which to work…… I take only the least promising and strive to make them a little bit above average."
Continued below...


Dan Dlolan continued from above...
"As a previous Board Member of the Midwest Bonsai Society at the Chicago Botanic Garden, I spoke often on the subject of bonsai display.

"My theme was to encourage our members to invest at least as much on the environment in which they grow, develop, refine and present their trees in training (99% of our trees are in training, as Walter Pall acknowledges) as they do on the material, containers, tools and supplies.







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