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One More Time – A Spectacular Bonsai Event



Kuhen Smith's Rough bark Japanese maple won the Finest Japanese Style Display at the 6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition. Unfortunately you can't make out the bark in this photo. No blame to Oscar Jonker, the photographer. The lighting in the display area was good for viewing but not necessarily for photos. I cropped Oscar original. The original is below

Today, it’s the final two prize winning bonsai at the 6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition. And some more photos by (or of) Candy Shirey. I hope you have enjoyed the series and maybe this will encourage you to make the trip to Rochester in 2020

Thanks to Bill Valavanis and his tireless Exhibition warriors for putting on a spectacular show. Thanks also to Oscar Jonker for his on the run shots of prize winners. And to Candy Shirey for her up close and personal shots of many of the good people involved in the Exhibition. And to everyone else who chipped in to make this the 6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition the best yet.


Brad Foresyth's Kiyo Hime Japanese maple won the Finest Classical Bonsai. Again, you can't really make out the details too well, even though I cropped the original for a closer look (especially at the trunk). Guess we'll have to wait for the album


Candy Shirey with her exhibited Hino Crimson Kanume Azalea. Candy is the source of numerous great photos from the exhibition. Including several that we've featured over the past week



Oscar's original shot of Kuhen's maple with companion and award certificate


Original shot of Brad's Kiyo hime
candy&friendsStudents of Kenji Miyata at the 6th US National Bonsai Exhibition. — with Marc ZimmermanLinda JohnsonAnthony Alario, Candy Shirey and Brad Foresythe


I ran into David Knittle at the Exhibition and asked him how many of the exhibited trees were on his stands. Unfortunately, I don't remember his reply (CRS), but it was a very large number. And for good reason, David is a master craftsman. Here's some evidence, but it's only the tip. And btw David is a fellow Vermont resident. A special category of humans. Photo by Candy Shirey, of course

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