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Mid America Bonsai Alliance 2006 Symposium

Guy Guidry Workshop with Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia 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 Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia sp.) before the workshop

The workshop area

They began by completely defoliating the trees

Guy explaining how to design this mass of branches

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Guy explaining the tree that he sees within this stock

Guy explaining how if one was to create a bonsai from seed that one would not create two trunks so close together. He then adds that because this was natural growth that created it, it is more than ok.

Guy and the participant admire the tree they created together

Immediately after styling

A very happy workshop participant

Guy applying some finishing touches

Before repotting

Guy explaining the proper planting angle for this tree

Crepe Myrle after the workshop
Pot: Unknown

Crepe Myrle after the workshop
Pot: Sara Rayner (United States)

Crepe Myrle after the workshop
Pot: Sara Rayner (United States)

Crepe Myrle after the workshop
Pot: Sara Rayner (United States)

Crepe Myrle after the workshop
Pot: Sara Rayner (United States)

Crepe Myrle after the workshop
Pot: Unknown

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