By Jerry Meislik
On the second part of our bonsai tour to South Africa our friend Charles Ceronio arranged and escorted us to see some of the incredible sights of South Africa including the Baobabs, Acacias and indigenous Ficus.
Charles arranged for a several day tour to the north. During that time we visited a number of bonsai collections as well as getting acquainted with the unusual and exquisite forms of natural African trees. Among the species we were able to see were the incredible Acacias and their flat top forms as well as the immense and memorable Baobabs.
Lampie examining Ficus tettensis in the wild, 2011
Bonsai collection Dawid Kruger, 2011
Hennie Smit, Dawid Kruger and Charles discussing bonsai trees - of course, 2011
Baobab bonsai, Henney Smit collection, 2011
Flat top Acacia, style as described by Charles in his book, 2011
Again a very heartfelt thanks to Charles and Elsie Ceronio for making this trip happen as well as the wonderful people of South Africa who shared their bonsai, knowledge and beautiful country with us.