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 […]
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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 […]
This is one of the exposed root black pines I started in 1994. This is the one tree of that group that I’ve planned on keeping for some time now. Of the 50+ I started, I now only have 3. Front – before Front – after Left side – before After Right side – before […]