Sierra junipers have become a favorite variety of mine in recent years. They grow vigorously and often feature deadwood with undulating movement and exciting jin.
The Members’ Choice award for large conifer at Bay Island Bonsai’s 19th annual exhibit went to a Sierra juniper. It’s a fantastic tree.
Members’ Choice Award – Sierra juniper
Deadwood between lifelines
BIB members filled two rooms with bonsai displayed in 6′ spaces on light blue felt and in front of fabric backdrops.
Japanese black pine
A handful of trees provided color and fragrance, including a bright pink ume.
Other deciduous varieties provided winter silhouettes.
As is common for the exhibit, there were a number of impressive conifers.
Lemon Hill juniper
Broadleaf evergreens were also on display, including a small silverberry.
Check back Friday for more from the exhibit, including highlights from the small and medium sized trees on display.
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