The Sacramento Bonsai Club’s 64th Annual Show was dedicated to long-time member Shigema Kitamura. Kitamura curated the suiseki display at the show and is responsible for collecting many of the stones and creating the daiza. It was a great display – here are some highlights. Mountain stone – great color Hut stone Abstract/figure stone From […]
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The Sacramento Bonsai Club’s 64th Annual Show included a number of varieties I don’t always see at bonsai exhibits. One of my favorites was a Mino yatsubusa trident maple. Acer buergerianum ‘Mino Yatsubusa’ The variety differs from Acer buergerianum in leaf shape (elongated), bark (rough) and fall color (brilliant!). It’s an attractive variety that creates […]
The Sacramento Bonsai Club held their 64th annual show this past weekend at the Sacramento Buddhist Church. The event left quite an impression. The exhibit showed how fun a spring show can be. The suiseki displays were a super addition to the show. And the 40 or so happi-coated club members were one of the […]
[8/16/16 – See the updated and expanded version: How to grow Japanese black pine from seed] In my quest to grow Japanese black pine bonsai from seed, I planted some pine seeds earlier this spring. The process is simple. The first step is preparing a shallow pot with bonsai soil. While a number of soils […]
The tree from Tuesday’s Case study was shown this past January at Bay Island Bonsai’s 11th annual exhibit. Japanese black pine as shown at BIB’s 11th annual exhibit I hope Boon will share the tree’s story some day – it’s a good one. The tree has been in development for a long time from nursery […]