In Oct of 2015, my wife and I decided to take on what turned out to be a massive project in selling our current home and buying a new one. The new house is a major, "fixer upper" and has taken up just about all our free time. We completely gutted the inside and are now about 85% finished with remodeling the inside of the house. Because of the timing in selling and buying, there were a few months where I couldn't keep my Bonsai at my new or old house. Fortunately, my good friend Ron Bereman was extremely kind and let me keep my trees at his house during the transitions.
You might be a Bonsai nut if the main purpose of buying a new home is to have enough room to accomplish your Bonsai goals;) Mine include building the garden I envision and someday having a Bonsai business. Our new house is on an acre in Nipomo, CA here's a shot of the front section of my new yard and future site of my display garden.
Nipomo has nice sandy soil and a climate that I love. After we finally move in, I plan to spend a lot more time with my trees, collecting new ones and growing Bonsai from seed, cutting and airlayer . I dug about seven of these Kishu out from my old yard and have transplanted them into the new one.
Anytime that I'm not spending on the new house, I definitely feel guilty about. However, you gotta take breaks sometime right? I had lot's of fun taking one of those breaks at the 2016 BIB Show.
My main job at the show for the past several years has been to assist Eric Schrader and David Campbell by bringing them trees for photography. I wanted to show a few pics of the trees from the beautiful show. I need to power through our house project, then I hope to be working with Bonsai and this blog a whole lot more. Please stay tuned, thanks!