Best of Show at the 42nd Midwest Bonsai Exhibition. It's a Rocky Mountain Juniper that belongs to Tim Priest. I cropped the original photo (below) for a closer look
If you are anywhere near Chicago, you still have time to get your lovely self over to the 42nd Midwest Bonsai Exhibition. You can thank me later...
Here's something I lifted from the endlessly energetic and omnipresent Mr Bill Valavanis... "The 42nd Midwest Bonsai Exhibitionis being held on August 16-19, 2019 at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois, hosted and organized by the Midwest Bonsai Society. Nearly 100 bonsai from across the Midwest and beyond are on display."
One my favorites. Of course I'm not there (had to mow my lawn), so all I have are Bill's photos (the next best thing)
Bill continued from above...
"The exhibition continues on Saturday and Sunday with workshops and and the world premier of my newest lecture/demonstration “Bonsai Refinement, Evaluation & Display Preparations” on Saturday at 1pm. Come, join us on Saturday and Sunday to view beautiful bonsai, meet and make new friends as well as to learn from the workshops and demonstration. Also, you can add to your bonsai collection from supporting the vendors. The Chicago Botanic Garden is huge with many gardens, plant collections surrounding scenic ponds and vistas. It’s worth a visit alone to see horticultural beauty and perfection."
Stay posted for more tomorrow. Or even better visit Bill's blog
Another of my favorites. Part of the reason I like it is because it's a Boulevard cypress, and I know just how tedious they are to keep clean. Aside from that it's a strong forest bonsai anyway
As long as we're featuring my favorites, this one is definitely worth a look
I like this one too. Good full cascading bonsai aren't all that common
Sweet. I think it's a Butterfly Japanese maple
The original photo fo Tim Priest's winning Rock mountain juniper