The East Bay Bonsai Society will always hold a special place in my imagination as it’s the first bonsai club I joined. I had recently met Boon Manakitivipart who had invited me to visit a few local bonsai clubs. EBBS quickly became my local club. Through their monthly meetings and workshops I began to learn […]
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.
Midori Bonsai Club held their 40th annual show on September 26th, 2009, in San Jose, CA. I’d been hearing about Midori’s show for a long time and was finally able to make it this year. I’m glad I did. The one-day affair included quality trees in well-executed displays, a demo from Boon Manakitivipart and a […]
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 […]
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 […]