I was in the neighborhood Sunday for the BABA show and couldn’t resist a visit to the Golden State Bonsai Federation’s Collection North. Tim and large California juniper Japanese flowering quince – Chaenomeles speciosa cv. ‘Cardinalis’ Black pine Turtleback bark Trident maple Ume blossoms Daimyo oak California juniper California juniper
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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 […]
On January 17-18th, 2009, Bay Island Bonsai held its 10th annual show. To mark the occasion, we increased the size of our exhibit and our auction, opened the event to outside vendors, hosted an after-hours critique for the local bonsai community, and added a demo. It was a lot of work! But we’re happy to […]
Don’t get me wrong – professional bonsai work can be great fun. What I’ve realized in the past year is how satisfying it can be to sit back and let others work on your trees. Like most everyone in bonsai, for years I’ve been responsible for wiring, clipping, plucking, scrubbing and repotting my own trees. […]
This is the one black pine I’ve started to date that will end up shohin sized. The bottom branches are off to a good start – the rest of the tree has a ways to go. I actually was planning on moving the tree along two years ago. I cut off most of the roots […]