I borrowed this famous cascading Juniper from the 5th National Bonsai Exhibition website (cropped to better fit a certain social media's format).
If you only visit one bonsai event this year, make it The 6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition. Rochester NY, September 8th & 9th.
Do whatever it takes! Rearrange you life if necessary so you can be there. Each National Bonsai Exhibition is better than the last, and the last one was mind-stopping. The buzz was palpable and from conversations with dozens of others, the feeling was universal.
And it wasn’t just the bonsai, though they amazed me more each time I wandered through the displays. But the vendors section* was the best I’ve ever seen and the events were outstanding . And then there’s a large collection of some of the friendliest people you’ll encounter anywhere (a shared passion doesn’t hurt).
This one is from Bill's blog.
I could say a lot more, but I’ll defer to Bill Valavanis, the man behind this spectacular bonsai tradition. You can visit Bill’s blog and if you haven’t signed up yet, or need more details, here’s your link to the Exhibition website.
I hope to see you there and when we run into each other, don’t be afraid to tell me your name for tenth time. Speaking of, this year you can find us in the vendor’s section*
The next best thing to being there... The first three albums are out of print, but you can still own the 4rd and 5th. And the time is right (see below).
We've shown this spectacular Maple several times already, but it's always worth another look. I just plucked it off the Exhibition website.
*this year we’re joining the vendor section with some of my field grown larches and a whole lot of wire etc at show prices
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