Busy with new house and garden

I have to apologize for my lack of blogupdates. I moved to a new house in february and have been busy with both outside, inside and garden. But, i did manage to start with an area for my trees, with benches. They will be further developed next year but they did the job this growing season. My trees are loosing their leaves now and I´m getting ready for winter. I have a few pictures taken this summer, when i constructed the garden area and growing benches.


Blog — The Artisans Cup

The Results Are In! September 29, 2015 Vanessa DeSpain Our greatest thanks to all of the exhibitors, your tremendous work helped to make The Artisans Cup the success that it was. We are thrilled with the response from the bonsai community and the attendees experiencing bonsai of this calibre for the first time. First Place:Randy Knight’s Rocky Mountain Juniper Second Place:Tim Priest’s Sierra Juniper %0

Source: Blog — The Artisans Cup

Bonsai exhibited at the EBA/ESA convention

Following the suiseki posted the other day, here´s some of the bonsai that was on display. Overall impressions of the exhibition was that there were high quality trees there, alongside some trees that required a few more years of maintenance. Most, if not all, trees were on displaystands, and the use of accents was really nicely done.

Enough words, most of you want pictures anyway.

Overall shot of the exhibition area, the use of a red cloth was a nice contrast.


Small cascading shimpaku, nice deadwood and a good accent.
Another cascading juniper, love this type of display stands.
Literati Juniper, i wouldn´t mind a slightly smaller pot. Nice fern for an accent.
Very full shimpaku in moyogi style.
One of the few mugo pines i took a photo of.
Another literati juniper, this time a sabina. Amazing deadwood, but it´s almost expected from a yamadori.
One of the few San-Ten Kazari, or three point displays in the exhibition. Smaller trees which don´t have the visual weight is usually displayed like this. Two medium sized trees and a accent or stone to balance it.
Shohin were also few, but the one´s displayed were of high quality. This is a seven point shohin display.
Sloe bonsai, usually displayed in early spring as the white flowers emerge. Fortunately this one had fruit on it, otherwise it would´ve been overlooked.
Large spruce which was really nice. Recently styled though and could use a few more years to be spectacular.
Nice full trident maple, would like to see this in winter to fully appreciate the ramification.

These are just a few of the trees. But overall a nice exhibition.

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