This past weekend, Bay Island Bonsai held their 18th annual exhibit at the Lakeside Garden Center in Oakland, California. Following the club’s tradition, the membership recognized the top tree in each of several categories with Members Choice Awards. Here are photos of this year’s award-winning trees, starting with a large white pine shown at the 5th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition in Rochester, New York, last year.
Large conifer – White pine ‘Kokonoe’
Large deciduous or broadleaf evergreen – olive
Medium conifer – Japanese black pine
Medium deciduous or broadleaf evergreen – Privet
Small conifer – shimpaku
Small deciduous or broadleaf evergreen – crape myrtle
Shohin conifer – shimpaku
Shohin deciduous or broadleaf evergreen – trident maple
Special category, bunjin – Japanese black pine
There were lots of other great trees on display – more pics coming up later this week!
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