Silver Birch Bonsai does me proud

I acquired this tree as a seedling in a plastic coffee cup in 1987 with a few others sadly they have long since passed away, birches can suddenly go just like that, so I am keeping my

Silver Birch June 2015 from seedling

Silver Birch June 2015 from seedling

fingers crossed that this twin trunks Sôju planting will survive. The trunks are nicely maturing now with silver bark and the leaf growth this year has been brilliant and it has really got going.No longer one of those twigs in a pot as my wife used to call them. So I have been rather chuffed as they say that it came First in our Tree of the Month competition at our local bonsai club in the winter in the novices class for a deciduous tree in winter and again this month  for a tree  in summer leaf. I won’t mention how few trees entered on those two occasions.

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About Michael Cooper

Bonsai enthusiast and artist. After recording the rural scene in watercolours for over thirty years and having my own studio gallery I am now semi retired. I still sell my prints though to customers worldwide via my website and through the Somerset Crafts Gallery, Avalon Marshes Centre,Westhay nr Glastonbury BA6 9TT. The rest of the time is spent looking after my bonsai trees, I like the exercise.
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2 Responses to Silver Birch Bonsai does me proud

  1. sweetpea2love says:

    What a lovely twin Birch tree, congrats. your watercolors are stunning…

    Take care and have a wonderful day, from Laura

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