The American Bonsai Society and the Bonsai Society of Greater St. Louis hosted Gateway to Bonsai this past weekend in Collinsville, Illinois. The event drew visitors from all over the country – and a few from outside the U.S. – who enjoyed a good selection of workshops, seminars, and demonstrations. In between the scheduled events, attendees had […]
Exhibits are where we can see bonsai at their best. Explore posts from Bonsai Exhibits in the U.S. and Japan featuring trees from the world-famous Kokufu and Taikan-ten.
You know it’s a good day when a bonsai display makes you do a double take. Slant-style spruce Yep, the tree is sitting on a sheet of glass. Better yet, the glass is supported – balanced no less – by two grooved wood slats. Spruce display by Eric Schrader The display is part of the Bonsai […]
With small bonsai display, the focus tends to be on the arrangement of elements as much as on the individual trees themselves. The great challenge, then, isn’t just developing trees that work on a small scale, but in having enough different trees from which selections can be mixed and matched to create compelling displays. Easier […]
This past weekend the California Shohin Society hosted the 16th Biennial Shohin Seminar in Santa Nella, California. The event was a huge success. It revolves around a full day of workshops and features demos, a large vendor area and an exhibit of small-sized bonsai. Below is a selection of the trees on display in the exhibit. […]
One thing I’ve appreciated about Bay Island Bonsai’s annual exhibits is the use of moss to cover the surface of the soil. The convention is common among bonsai exhibits in Japan and elsewhere. It gives the trees a clean look and provides some life in the case of dormant deciduous varieties like the corkbark elm […]