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Mid America Bonsai Alliance 2006 Symposium

Guy Guidry Workshop with Azalea (Rhododendron sp.)

Guy Guidry from Louisiana is a world recognized Bonsai artist. Guy specializes in designing specimen bonsai and is honored to have several of his bonsai trees on permanent display in National Museums around the U.S.A. Guy has pioneered many techniques involved in growing and designing better bonsai. Guy is a very talented and enthusiastic bonsai artist who enjoys traveling the U.S. and abroad, teaching and sharing his knowledge of the art.

Images By Paul Stokes, USA
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A typical Azalea (Rhododendron sp.) before the workshop

Another typical Azalea (Rhododendron sp.) before the workshop

Guy Guidry begins with a short lecture on the Azalea's they will be working with.

The workshop area and Guy making his first trip around

Guy telling a participant that he really likes the stock he picked out

Guy looking over another piece of stock

You can everyone is hard at work, including Guy

Guy is explaining the design to the observers

Guy pointing out a part of the stock that is particularly interesting

Guy explaining what should be done with this piece of stock

Guy does what he says here

Guy performing some finishing touches to the pruning for this participant

Guy helping another participant

The participant begins to wire this tiny little tree

Guy root pruning a piece of stock to help choose a pot

Guy helping to choose a pot

Before repotting

Before repotting

Before repotting

Guy applies some last minute touch ups

Guy shows his excitement and appreciation of the wiring job done to this tree

Guy has found the perfect pot for this tree and begins to wire it into the pot

Guy making sure there is enough soil in the pot of this tree. He suggests not using a chopstick or other tool to pack in the soil, he says this will separate the soil components. Leaving the larger particles on the surface with the majority of the smaller particles on the bottom. He like to use only his fingers for this job.

One of the participants applying moss to her freshly repotted and styled tree

Azalea after the workshop
Pot: Sara Rayner (United States)

Azalea after the workshop
Pot: Sara Rayner (United States)

Azalea after the workshop
Pot: Sara Rayner (United States)

Azalea after the workshop
Pot: Sara Rayner (United States)

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