Last weekend the American Bonsai Society held their 2019 Convention in Houston, Texas. Hosted by the Houston Bonsai Society, the event featured an awesome program of workshops, demonstrations, lectures, and artist spotlights.
The convention exhibit included bonsai, suiseki, and kusamono displays. Headliners Enrique Castano de la Serna, Boon Manakitivipart, and Ryan Neil selected the prize-winning entries in accordance with the Lone Star Bonsai Federation’s Excellence in Bonsai program.
Here are the prize-winning trees.
Texas cedar elm – Best in Show and Best Deciduous
Japanese black pine – Best Conifer
Texas cedar elm – People’s Choice
Burtt Davy ficus – Best Tropical
Cuban laurel fig – Honorable Mention, Tropical
Bald cypress – Best Texas Native and John Y. Naka Award (ABS)
Boxwood – Best Broadleaf Evergreen
Willow leaf ficus – Best Shohin Tree
Black pine, Korean hornbeam, trident maple, white pine – Best Shohin Display
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