Here's Bill Valavanis caption for this brilliant bonsai... "Autumn colors are beginning in my garden. Today my American hornbeam was in peak color. Yuji Yoshimura originally started this bonsai a few decades ago. It looks good from both sides, as do some fine quality bonsai"
All six photos in today's post are courtesy of Bill Valavanis. The first three are his American hornbeam. Bill took the other three last month at the Pacific Bonsai Museum
Scroll down for links and a heads up about Bill's 2020, 7th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition
Early traces of fall color at the Pacific Bonsai Museum. Bill doesn't say what kind of tree it is, so we'll leave it at that
Japanese maple with early fall colors. I imagine they're brighter by now
Meandering trunk. Here in Vermont Sumac fall colors are usually brilliant red. Looks like this one at the Northwest's Pacific Bonsai Museum has a good start
While we're visiting Bill, a friendly reminder…
It’s time to make your plans. The 7th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition is the premier North American celebration of bonsai. The one event you don’t want to miss. And even though it's not until September 2020, if you're like some of us your calendar is already filling in for next year. And even if it's not, no harm in planting seeds. See you there!
Speaking of the U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition (and of fall color) we still have the 6th Exhibition Album, and thanks to our current Book Special, it's now marked down from 69.00 to Only 49.95
For more great photos you can visit Bill on his Bonsai Blog and on Facebook