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As it does every year, annual exhibition Bay Island Bonsai seemed to end just as it was the beginning. It was a blast, and as always wish I had more time to enjoy the trees. poring over the pictures is the best alternative. Some photos make it easy to appreciate the strengths of a tree. Other photos bring key errors to the fore. I think there is something of each in the pictures of the trees and the screens below.
Shimpaku on a rock created in the show BIB 2014 by Daisaku Nomoto and Boon Manakitivipart
Several people asked if I had a favorite tree in the exhibition this year. I did not know, but a tree that came to mind is an old grape vine. I like it because it does a great job conveying his age.
corkbark pine black
Lemon Hill juniper
Atlas Blue cedar
with that Monterey pine, which is the last will of large trees in an exhibition BIB for time as next year’s event will focus on small and medium enterprises bonsai.
When I first heard the idea, I thought it sounded fun and a great opportunity to small and medium trees attention they deserve. On further reflection, the amount of work involved became apparent. 20-40 additional trees – easy to lift thankfully – plus many more pots, stands and small accents will be needed. I hope to work on a lot of screens practice in the next year, in preparation for the event.
white pine and manzanita
Shimpaku and plum
Shimpaku and has Japanese
Shimpaku and contorted quince
Satsuki Azalea and black pine
olive and California juniper
khaki Princess and black pine
Shimpaku, zelkova and olive oil with pyracantha
Suiseki art by Mas Nakajima
This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com