As the larger of the convention’s two shows, the general exhibit at GSBF’s 39th convention in Sacramento featured a broader range of sizes and varieties of trees. This included a number of California’s native junipers.
California juniper planted on a rock
Shimpaku grafted on Sierra juniper
My favorite of the native juniper displays featured a screen made from two photos arranged in alternating panels. Both scenes featured Harry Hirao on a collecting trip.
The screen seen from the right side
Among broadleaf evergreens were a Tabor oak and two olives.
Mini bonsai, tiny tools
There were deciduous trees too, but many were in full leaf as fall has been mild in much of California.
Among the non-native conifers were cedar, pine, hinoki and juniper.
My entry in the exhibit – Japanese black pine
Corkbark black pine
I’d like to thank Scott Chadd of Lotus Bonsai for chairing the convention and all of the volunteers and attendees that made the weekend so much fun. I am already looking forward to next year’s event!
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Brian mcgrath says
I am a good friend of a friend of yours and I am going to the Tia kan 10 this year and so excited. Hoping we can meet and share a glass.
Jonas Dupuich says
Hi Brian, thanks for the note. I’ll be heading to Japan in spring but not this fall so we’ll have to catch up another time – hope you have a great trip!
Jonas, we appreciate your nice photo gallery.