John Kirby's Japanese white pine (Pinus parviflora var Kokone) in a Haramatsu-Tosui container and on a perfectly matched rosewood table by David Knittle. This display was featured at the 2018 Mid Atlantic Bonsai Festival, where it was awarded the Best in Show, People's Choice & the American Bonsai Society's award
This year's Mid Atlantic Bonsai Spring Festival was planned for next weekend (April 17-19). But we know that the best laid plans of mice and men oft go astray, and if there ever was time when plans big and small have gone astray, this is it.
This photos you see here are is taken from two posts we did last year, one of which was designed to encourage people to visit the 2019 Mid Atlantic Bonsai Spring Festival. I'm reposting them now so you can enjoy some of David Knittle's masterfully designed and constructed bonsai stands
Ponderosa Pine bonsai displayed by Mike Andrews at the 2018 Mid Atlantic Bonsai Festival and awarded the President's Award. The sculpture is bronze hares frolicking in springtime by Paul Jenkins. The stand is by David Knittle
Here's David Knittle's caption for this remarkable display: "Honduras rosewood table, 20" x 8.5" x 4" high. It was built for this juniper rock planting displayed at the San Diego Bonsai Club's Fall 2016 show."
David's caption for this elegant walnut stand... "Walnut moon stand - 24" x 24" x 6" deep. The Trident maple and Black pine are from the Goldstein Collection"
Quoting David again... "Two tiered stand I built using wenge, a wood from Africa. 30" x 8.5" x 18" high. Black pine displayed by Louise Leister at the Artisans Cup. Beautiful tree and display Louise."
Here's a close up of the tree at the top of this post, I particularly like how the very well chosen pot stands out in this shot and how its color suits both the tree and David's Rosewood stand
David Knittle at work