The Redwood Empire Bonsai Society held their annual show on August 29 and 30th in Santa Rosa, CA. The show is the biggest in Northern California and among the best in the state. The trees, demonstrations and vendor areas are always a late summer treat.
Over the years Frank Bardella, and more recently Bob Shimon, have built the REBS show into a wildly successful event for which they and their over 100 members deserve lots of credit. This year’s event was particularly notable for introducing an educational component on bonsai evaluation. Here is a sample of the trees that were on exhibit.
Trident maple on rock
Shimpaku grafted on Sierra juniper
Cork bark black pine
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Thanks for posting the pics! How did the educational judging go?
Hi Alex – I’ll write more about the judging later this week.
Thanks Jonas! Your like my Bay Area Bonsai news feed.
Lee BAtes says
You have just inspired us to try to attend next year. May I ask the species of the fantastic clump in the third row and third column?
Hi Lee – I can’t tell from the photo either and I don’t remember now what it is. Does anyone who visited the show know what kind of tree this is?
George Haas says
Photo third row, third column, a large imported Chinese Elm, by Scott Chadd of Lotus Bonsai Nursery