I think that it is a great idea to have a smaller forum like this to share ideas and thoughts with friends. This way you don't have to worry about someone jumping down your throat when you post something that may not be exactly by the books. I look forward to sharing experiences and helping one another.
Hey Hey! Looks great guys! I can now add to my list that I am a member of the Back Yard Bonsai Society! Stink you are exactly right! I don't do things by the book all of the time and it is nice to have some support in that without having someone telling you that your wrong. Bonsai books are a great teaching tool but they can never replace hands on learning. Some people think that you should follow the rules and dictates of Bonsai to the letter but something I have never heard said was a tree is a tree is a tree. You have to learn how to care for an Ex. Pine and treat it like a pine not treat it like a Bonsai. After you learn to care for a pine then you can move to caring for a pine bonsai. I look forward to talking to Bonsai artist's like myself here. Hope to hear from you all soon! Ed
Post by bonsaioutlaw on Apr 19, 2006 5:20:30 GMT -5
glad to be invited to the site and hope i can both help and learn with you fine people...and as my name implies...i am a bit of a rebel and an outlaw where the rules are concerned...but you have to know the rules if you wanna break em....