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American Bonsai Hero & the 6th U.S. National



This bonsai could be yours! Bill Valavanis with an Alberta spruce that will be auctioned (just the tree) at the 6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition

Continuing with our lead up to the 6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition….  We almost never lead a post with photo of a person, yet this is the 2nd time for Bill’s visage at the top of a post (the first was when he was inducted into the Bonsai Hall of Fame). If anyone deserves it, it’s Bill, our Bonsai star for this moment and similar moments (there are other bonsai heros to be sure, including all the good people who work tirelessly with Bill to make great bonsai events happen). Come to the 6th U.S. National and see for yourself



Bill has at least two famous Hornbeams. This one's a Korean hornbeam (Carpinus turczaninowii - some sources list it as Carpinus coreana, and I have seen it listed as Carpinus turczaninowii  var Coreana... I'm sure Bill could shed some light)



A shot from the 5th U.S. National Exhibition (2016)



Another auction tree that could be yours. It's a Trident maple


Bill's other famous hornbeam. He calls it Red leaf hornbeam. We're running behind schedule, so we'll leave the botanical nomenclature to you



This Ficus could also be yours. It's the third auction tree



One of Boon's famous trees (speaking of American bonsai heros)
It's not to late to change your plans and show up at the 6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition next weekend. You'll be blown away by the bonsai , the demonstrations, the vendors sections (we'll be there!), the people and who know what else?

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