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 (you can see the whole tree and table below). The tree was displayed at the 2018 Mid Atlantic Bonsai Festival, where it was awarded the Best in Show, People's Choice & the American Bonsai Society's award.
If you haven’t already planned your weekend at the 2019 Mid Atlantic Bonsai Spring Festival, there’s no better time than now. We’ll be there, enjoying the action while vending some of our Bonsai essentials (including some out of print gems and other items you may never see on our website). We hope to see you there!
The following is lifted straight from the MABS site…
“2019 will be held on April 12-14, 2019. It will take place at the Holiday Inn in Harrisburg/Hershey/Grantville, PA 17028 (Exit 80, I-81 ). Headliners will be:TAIGA URUSHIBATA representing Japan,MARC NOELANDERS representing Europe, and JENNIFER PRICE representing the USA. The annual MABS Spring Festival commences on Friday evening, April 12, and continues through Sunday afternoon, April 14“.
Both of these specials end tonight, Jan 31st at 11:59pm EST.
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
More from the MABS website, continued from above….
“Renowned international professional bonsai artists present lecture/ demonstrations, workshops, and critiques of bonsai. Registrants have weekend-long opportunities to observe and spend time with the artists at breakout sessions between demonstrations, and to view the MABS member clubs’ Bonsai Exhibit.
In addition, a wide range of bonsai vendors are on site offering a large selection of bonsai, bonsai-related plants, containers, tools, books and other supplies. Each featured guest artist presents two lecture/demonstrations. Each bonsai creation is raffled following the completion of styling by its respective artist. There are also silent auctions and a very active live auction of donated bonsai materials at the Saturday night banquet.”
I picked this one up off the MABS site. I don't know who the artist is or anything else about this tree, though it looks like a sinuous root planting. My apologies for the fuzz. I blew it up a bit for a closer look
The lead tree from above with David Knittle's stand, uncropped. We showed this one not too long ago in a post that featured David's stands. So just in case you missed it, here it is in different context
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