On September 8th and 9th, William N. Valavanis hosted the 6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition in Rochester, New York.
It was an awesome event. The exhibit featured over 300 bonsai – an impressive feat considering the quality of the trees – demonstrations by Taiga Urushibata, Lindsay Bebb, and Mauro Stemberger, plus lectures, critiques, and the largest collection of bonsai vendors in the U.S.
Before I go any further, I recommend you read Bill Valavanis’ recap of the event where you can find details about how it all came together and see photos of the prize-winning trees.
I’ve included a few photos from the exhibit below, starting with my entry, a medium-sized Japanese black pine.
Japanese black pine, stand by David Knittle
In addition to enjoying the bonsai, I appreciated the quality pots and stands the trees were displayed with.
Pot by Tom Benda
Stand by Austin Heitzman
I also appreciate the more creative displays, including the entry below featured in last year’s Natives exhibit at the Pacific Bonsai Museum.
As the U.S. National Exhibition is held in fall, the show featured trees with and without leaves.
Japanese flowering quince ‘Chojubai’
Here are a few more entries, including a massive Japanese black pine.
Japanese black pine
If you’d like to see all of the trees on display, you can pre-order a copy of the commemorative album today from the event’s website.
Check in Tuesday for photos of the accent plants.
See highlights from the 4th and 5th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibitions here.
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Tom Kruegl says
I was stunned by the quality of the Bonsai displayed at the convention!