The Golden State Bonsai Federation (GSBF) held their 33rd Annual Convention, “New Faces,” last weekend in Santa Clara, California. As always, the Convention featured a bonsai and suiseki exhibit. Bonsai were displayed in formal arrangements with accents – suiseki displays book-cased the bonsai at opposite ends of the room. Although the exhibit was not large, […]
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The East Bay Bonsai Society’s 49th annual show featured the kinds of bonsai accents one would expect – including flowering plants and suiseki – and a few that one wouldn’t. One of my favorites was a simple planting in a ceramic pot with a handle. Accent in ceramic basket Fern accent Tiny accent in great […]
East Bay Bonsai Society’s 49th annual show
The East Bay Bonsai Society recently held their 49th annual show at the Lakeside Garden Center in Oakland, California. It was another good show for EBBS with a fun mix of varieties, accents and suiseki. Below are photos from the show with a few comments about balance. For comparison’s sake, here is a link to […]
Redwood Empire Bonsai Society members take their exhibits seriously. They do a great job with their trees, their backdrops, their program, and even their accents. Here are some of the accent plants, pots, and suiseki on display at their 27th annual show. Accent plant in blue pot Accent plant Accent plant Accent plant pot Bamboo accent […]
What’s in the trunk?
I was struck, at the recent Redwood Empire Bonsai Society’s 27th annual show, how the trunk of each bonsai set the tone for the rest of the tree. The roots, branches, and foliage each take their cue from the trunk, and if there is too big a difference in quality between any one of these elements […]