For the past couple years, Redwood Empire Bonsai Society has done a great job showing off their large trees. Often difficult to display on standard sized tables, the large trees at REBS’ recent show were set on extra-deep tables.
The extra space these tables offered provided breathing room between displays and helped visitors appreciate each on their own merit.
Cascade shimpaku – winner, National Bonsai Award at the 1st US National Bonsai Exhibit
(The 4th National Bonsai Exhibition is happening in two weeks – hope to see you there!)
I appreciated seeing large trees like the semi-cascade Sierra juniper below displayed high up as it provided good views from above, from below and from at least two sides.
The occasional suiseki provided a break between the trees – a nice touch.
A large ginkgo survives with just the outermost part of but half its trunk.
Trident maple and Sierra juniper (in training 4 years)
Screens added variety to selected displays.
Japanese black pine
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