Boon Manakitivipart provided demonstrations both days and the event was well-attended. As the Sunday demonstration cleared most of the exhibit, I had a chance to to take some pictures.
The juniper below is one of two Members’ Choice Award winners at the show.
Members’ Choice Award – JuniperThe trident maple bonsai display below is a good example of some of the well-thought out displays. I like the addition of the pale-blue – almost Kokufu-felt blue – screen behind the display. It’s a nice way to highlight the relationships among display elements and it does a good job of obscuring the backdro support.
Trident mapleA number of trees were in full-bloom for the show. The satsuki azalea below was the brightest.
Jay, Greg has some great deciduous trees, including the hawthorn below.
HawthornGreg’s unsure about the variety of this hawthorn – not a big surprise considering the size of the crataegus genus, but an anomalie for a hawthorn enthusiast like Greg. He’s also doing a great job with the oaks below.
Coast live oak
Interior live oak
More highlights from the show.
Japanese maple and Japanese black pine
Shimpaku – itoigawa
Japanese flowering apricot – Prunus mume, commonly known as ume
Coming soon – more highlights from the show including some uncommon varieties for bonsai, suiseki displays, and spring accent plants.