On May 21-22, 2022, the Bay Area Satsuki Aikokai hosted their 25th annual exhibition at the Lake Merritt Garden Center in Oakland, California.
The event featured some fantastic satsuki azaleas in full bloom along with some non-azalea bonsai provided by the Yamato Bonsai Kai.
It was great to see a mix of blooming and non-blooming trees in the same room as it filled the room with contrasting colors, textures, and foliage types. Here are some of the highlights.
Satsuki azalea ‘Akanagi’
Satsuki azalea (unknown cultivar)
Satsuki azalea ‘Nikko’
Satsuki azalea ‘Nyohozan’
Blue atlas cedar
Satsuki azalea ‘Chinzan’
Rocky Mountain juniper
The Bay Area Satsuki Aikokai provides members with great satsuki-focused programs throughout the year. If you’re interested in learning more, visit their website, satsukiazaleabonsai.org.
Sei Boku Bonsai Kai’s 37th Anniversary Show this weekend!
Come celebrate the Sei Boku Bonsai Kai’s 37th Anniversary Bonsai Show this weekend from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the San Mateo Garden Center, 605 Parkside Way, in San Mateo. Saturday demonstration by Steve Iwaki at 1:00 p.m. Sunday workshop by Jerry Carpenter and Valerie Monroe at 1:00 p.m. Raffles, door prizes, tree clinic, vendor sales, and plant sales. Learn more at: seibokubonsai.org.
I’ll be vending at the event so come by and say hi if you’re in the area!
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