One of our more educational visits came at the garden of Takeo Kawabe. Kawabe was an automotive engineer whose life took a new direction after seeing, for the first time, the trees in Masahiko Kimura’s garden. Kawabe soon left behind his automotive career and began a bonsai apprenticeship with Kimura at the relatively late age […]
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How many of you have, or would like to have, a tree with roots like this? Incredible roots This Japanese maple is around 25 years old from cutting. And it’s fairly representative of all of the maples in Ebihara’s garden, located just outside of Tokyo, Japan. I’m currently on a bonsai vacation that coincides with […]
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
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 […]