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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Nice review of the show. Any word if there was damage to any of the trees due to the quake? Thinking of the cascade trees on those skinny stands.
One cascade fell of its stand but was undamaged. Luckly none of our pots in the vendor area were damaged
Dave Hattem says
Thanks Jonas for the fine photos and comments on our show. I especially appreciate that you can see that not not all trees have reached their zenith. Bonsai is a process that take years of commitment and consistency. Also thanks for including some shots of suiseki. I think they add a nice quality as do the accent plants.
Dave from REBS