Last weekend the American Bonsai Association, Sacramento, held their 54th Annual Spring show in McKinley Park’s Shepard Garden and Art Center. Michael Hagedorn provided demonstrations Saturday and Sunday, and a variety of vendors including Maruyama Bonsai Nursery and Deer Meadow Bonsai complemented a well-stocked consignment table. Inside, ABAS members made it clear that this was a Spring show. Maples were newly in leaf, bonsai and accents were blooming, and every plant sported fresh foliage – a refreshing change from Winter’s more severe displays.
Root base and moss
California live oak
Golden atlantic cedar
Accent – fern
Root over rock black pine
Accent – isotoma
Chinese fringe tree
Golden chain tree
Golden chain tree flowers
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Zack Clayton says
Please talk about the window box displays. Are these mini-tokonoma or something else?
There are some nice trees there. I like the hawthorn with the rock. I don’t usually like rocks in pots but these went well together. And the flowers were beautiful too
Jonas Dupuich says
Good question about the “window” boxes – they appeared to be built into the wall as part of the exhibit space, but I’m not sure – maybe a club member has details.
Ram Lukas says
Jonas is correct. The window boxes are a permanent part of the exhibit space. I am not sure who put them in, but the garden center serves a wide variety of plant clubs; roses, iris,succulent to name a few. Each club uses them during their respective show and they happen to work nicely for shohin sized trees.
and thanks for the nice coverage of the show.
AF (Mac) Caruthers says
I am a member of a small club in FT Walton Beach FL – I would your permission to use some of your pictures from seedling cutting for a presentation I’m going to give on Japanese Black Pines. You will be credited – Thank you — Mac
Jonas Dupuich says
Hi Mac – Feel free, my photos and text are always available for reuse with attribution. Thanks for asking!