One of the nicest features about summer bonsai shows is that they provide ample opportunity for showing off summer fruit. Here are a few more pics from REBS’ 26th Annual Show. Most you’ll recognize at a glance – others may be trickier. These “berries” are actually pomes Local specialty – the show, after all, is […]
Exhibits are where we can see bonsai at their best. Explore posts from Bonsai Exhibits in the U.S. including the U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition and Japanese events including the world-famous Kokufu and Taikan-ten exhibits.
The most intriguing new feature of REBS’ 26th Annual Show was its endeavor to teach visitors about judging bonsai. I get excited about educational efforts in this area because I believe they can lead, ultimately, to better trees. Teaching bonsai evaluation is analogous to teaching art or music appreciation – it’s a vehicle for conveying […]
The Redwood Empire Bonsai Society held their annual show on August 29 and 30th in Santa Rosa, CA. The show is the biggest in Northern California and among the best in the state. The trees, demonstrations and vendor areas are always a late summer treat. Korean Hornbeam Over the years Frank Bardella, and more recently […]
Last weekend the Bay Area Satsuki Aikokai (BASA) held their 15th annual exhibit (congratulations!). It’s nice to see that the organization has done well over the years. The exhibit and demonstrations were well attended and the trees looked great. Satsuki azalea BASA’s exhibit is held at the Lakeside Garden Center in Oakland, CA. While a […]
The Bay Area Bonsai Associates (BABA) held their 27th annual show at Lakeside Garden Center in Oakland, California this past weekend. The event kicked off with their well-reknown reception and demo Saturday night, this year provided by Boon Manakitivipart, and continued through Sunday. The exhibit was an unquestionable success, featuring a good mix of varieties […]