2003 February Meeting Demonstration

Mas and Gary Ishii demonstrated grafting techniques at our February meeting. The Ishiis have been supporting Dai Ichi Bonsai Kai since the club was formed in 1986, and were the first guest demonstrators in February of that year. The Ishiis' Chikugo-En Bonsai Nursery is just down the street from the Ken Nakaoka Center at 18110 S. Western Avenue, Gardena, CA 90248 (phone 310-323-4011), and is open weekends. Be sure to stop by Chikugo-En to see some fine trees and quality bonsai supplies.

Gary makes a point on technique as Mas grafts shimpaku scions onto the prostrata juniper tree.

Mas grafts a scion onto a branch.

Mas and son Gary work as a team.

The shimpaku scion is greener and has finer foliage than the host prostrata juniper.

Mas also grafted cork pine scions onto black pine hosts.

Gary finishes the grafts by sealing with grafting paste.

Elaboration of the details.

Publicity chairman and newsletter editor Andrea Wagner won the grafted tree in the raffle.

Dai Ichi Bonsai Kai thanks Mas and Gary for an interesting and informative demonstration. Thanks also to Elaine Pine for the digital photographs.

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This page created February 24, 2003, by Rick Wagner. Last updated March 3, 2003 by Rick Wagner.